Many thanks to the Digital & ICT Committee for all the work they did in this school year 2017-18 coaching 3rd and 4th classes in Word and Powerpoints. The children really enjoyed this and added to their skill set. The quality of powerpoint being produced since for project work is indeed excellent. The work of this committee is appreciated by children, teachers and parents alike.
Members of the Parents’ Association Digital and ICT group completed desktop, word and PowerPoint sessions with 4th Class, Rooms 17 and 19. They were super students and really enjoyed it.
The group said; ‘We were able to deliver this program to all 3rd and 4th classes this year. We are pleased with our achievement’.
The PA Digital and ICT group want to thank lecturers Aisling Carroll and Barbara Beatty and all the parent support team. Without all their hard work and commitment none of this would have been possible.
A message from the Parents’ Association’s
Digital and ICT Committee
Digital STRATEGY FOR SCHOOLS 2015 – 2020
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.
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
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.