Technology is ubiquitous and ever so rapidly evolving. Therefore the role of technology in education is vital. The question is no longer if technology enhances learning, but rather how do we improve our use of technology to enhance learning? Properly used technology will help students acquire the skills they need to survive in a complex, highly technological knowledge-based society.
At Maranatha technology holds its rightful place as a tool for learning. It is not treated with either fear or favour, but through clear instructions in Digital Discipleship, our teachers guide students towards using ICT in ways that fulfil Christ’s expectations of His people. Thus ICT becomes an exciting and honourable way to investigate the Lord’s universe in all subject areas through the whole school day. Students should use technology to enhance, engage and evaluate their learning.
ICT is integrated as a learning tool within all subject areas. All students will participate in activities that assist their development to use technology to explore, discover, be inspired, innovate, create and collaborate with each other.
Years 5 - 6
Maranatha Christian School has an iPad program for all students in Years 5 to 8. These devices are purchased by the family and become the personal property of the student. Students will be provided with details about the required educational Applications to be downloaded for the start of each school year.
Years 7 – 12
To facilitate the use of technology in the classroom, it is compulsory for all students in Years 7 to 12 to bring their own digital device to school. Minimum specifications are provided to ensure students have a device that will operate effectively within the school environment. Students are able to use an iPad in Years 7 – 8 for 2022 only. From 2023, a laptop will become a mandatory device from Year 7 onwards.
SEQTA - Learning Management System (LMS)
At Maranatha Christian School, SEQTA is the Learning Management System (LMS). This LMS complements the iPad and BYOD programs, and enables different groups within the Maranatha community to access or contribute information as means of effective communication, relevant within the classroom and beyond.
Recommended Device Specifications