Kilvington has long a history of being at the forefront where technology is concerned. It was one of the first laptop schools in Australia, was a Beta-testing site for the ‘Schools Net’ program, which was dedicated to successfully integrating the internet into schools, and was Australia’s first wireless school.
Your child will enjoy a high level of exposure to different forms of technology from Prep through to Year 12. Digital Technologies classes are provided to all students in Prep through to Year 8 with electives available such as Year 9 Game Programming, Year 9 Digital Media, and VCE IT subjects (Computing Unit 1 and 2 and Informatics Unit 3 and 4).
We continue to maintain our progressive reputation when it comes to technology with the introduction of 3D printing into the curriculum to further enhance learning. Students from Years 5 – 9 are incorporating the printers into projects such as designing and producing playgrounds, creating characters for use in stop-motion films and ebooks and building robots. The implementation of the Digital Technologies curriculum has added Computational and Algorithmic thinking, as well as coding to the curriculum with various levels of difficulty. We also offer coding to be taken further with co-curricular activities available.
The School encourages participation among students from various year levels in the ICAS Digital Technologies Competition, Computational Thinking Challenges and Tech Girls are Superheroes as well as other competitions within the technology field.
Purchasing Technology Requirements for Your Child
The approved school supplier is DataCom. There are two ordering cycles to make the most of the bulk order pricing and to allow families flexibility in purchasing the required technology.
Opening Date: 9 October 2017 (Monday)
Closing Date*: 10 November 2017 (Friday)
Opening Date: 20 November 2017 (Monday)
Closing Date: 5 January 2018 (Friday)
Orders made after the closing dates will not be a part of the School’s bulk order and may attract a different price.
Please read Kilvington’s ‘My School Shop’ Information Pack (see below) to enable you to access the Datacom Portal and order your child’s technology requirements. Log in details will be required which is outlined on page 5 of the Information Pack.
To log onto the DataCom online store, please use the following;