Technology is creating and shaping our present and our future. Explore our use of iPads and Information and Communication Technology.
For students to become independent, collaborative and self-motivated learners, they need to be skilled in technology's use and application in their daily social and working lives.
St Columba’s Catholic College encourages each student to stretch the boundaries of their individual capabilities. As well as collaboration, creativity, discussion, and research, a strong emphasis is placed on the use of resources and technology to help stimulate independent thinking.
St Columba's College's Acceptable Use of ICT student policy and agreement.
Compass is the online tool/ website that the Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta and St Columba’s Catholic College uses to manage student attendance, daily messages to students and other tasks. Students can use it to see their attendance, merits, timetable, the daily news and other things.
Parents should see a guide for logging in to Compass on the Parent Handbook page, under "Compass".
Students should make sure they log into Compass as per these instructions.
For online safety advice please see the Office of the Children's eSafety Commissioner website. It has great info for children and adults and includes guides and advice for parents.
Student device requirements;
Junior School (years 7-9): In 2023, we will ask students commencing Year 7 to provide their own iPad. However, if the students already own another device which is compatible with the College Network they will be permitted to bring this to school as a learning device.
For more info on what iPads are and aren't allowed on the network, please see the section "Student iPad Requirements" below.
For info on what laptops are allowed on the network, please see the section "Students BYO laptops" below.
If students in Year 8 or 9 in 2023 need to replace their iPad, they will be permitted to bring another device which is compatible with the College Network to school.
Senior School (years 10-12): students are required to bring laptops, which will be connected to the College network. For info on what laptops are allowed on the network, please see the section "Students BYO laptops" below. If senior students have a working iPad, then that will also be allowed instead of a laptop.