Saint Brigid’s National School, is a primary school situated in the middle of Greystones, Co. Wicklow. Our mission is to provide the highest quality education for all our children in a happy, safe and stimulating Christian environment, focusing on their academic, social, personal, moral and spiritual development to help the achieve their advancement.

The Digital & ICT Committee

A message from the Parents’ Association’s

Digital and ICT Committee

Digital STRATEGY FOR SCHOOLS 2015 – 2020

Department’s Goal

To realise the potential of Digital Technologies to enhance teaching and learning in our education system. The Department recognises that all of the education partners (including parent associations) also have a major role to play in achieving this Vision

To facilitate this last April your PA formed a Digital and ICT sub committee to enable direct collaboration with our school and support where possible (focused approach)

Our Committee Role

In consultation and co-operation with the Principal & ICT co-ordinating teachers, the team is engaged in devising and implementing a programme to equip students with IT skills in order to support their broader educational experience.

THE Future

We aim to create a self-sustaining programme guided by the school and the parental team to support digital education going forward.

If you are a PARENT that can help

PLEASE CONTACT

Janet Watters (c/o school office)

We wish to set up a database with the contact details of parents with any IT skills and expertise that can assist and support our IT collaboration with the school

The Digital & ICT Committee’s role is to facilitate and enable a collaborative relationship between the parent body and the school. The goal is to consult, support and assist where possible in the roll-out, and continuous maintenance of, the Department of Education’s Digital Strategy for Schools 2015-2020

The Department has identified how it foresees the role of parents in the implementation of that strategy:

  • Engage with their children’s learning through the use of digital technology;
  • Collaborate with and participate in school activities and programmes using ICT.

While our school has made fantastic progress over recent years, there is more to be done. The PA wants to contribute to and influence this ongoing development in technology-enhanced learning to meet our student’s needs. We will endeavour to tap into the vast array of expertise and experience available within our parent body. Our goal is to be prepared to support the IT skill development of our children now and into the future.