Melbourne Girls Grammar has a long history of integrating technology into its learning environments.
Melbourne Girls Grammar was one of the first schools in Australia to introduce a one to one notebook program in 1995 and has continued to be a leading innovator in the education technology space.
The School leads with education reform and our technology agenda underpins a paradigm shift in education, where the focus is on personalised learning, flexibility, choice, ongoing assessment, collaboration, student wellbeing and the global readiness of every student to succeed in work and life.
In order to achieve these goals, Melbourne Girls Grammar has made significant investments in infrastructure to provide campuswide Wi-Fi and technology rich experiences with a mind toward differentiation and enhanced learning.
Our technology mandate is focused on providing students with a skill set that includes computational thinking, reasoning, resilience, critical and design thinking. Exposing students to a range of technologies, across multiple platforms, means that we replicate what they would experience in a tertiary setting and later in the workplace.
Our aim is for every Melbourne Girls Grammar graduate to leave the School with a wide range of technical proficiencies and the confidence and proficiency to navigate the world she inhabits.
Early Access to Technology
From Early Learning through to Year 6, our girls have access to hardware that includes iPads, desktop computers and 1:1 notebooks in the classroom.
From the day your daughter starts with us in Early Learning Program (ELC) she will begin to acquire skills such as digital and online literacy, media literacy, online search and research, and technical resilience and resourcefulness. Across disciplines and year levels, teachers develop these skills and mindsets with students throughout diverse learning experiences.
By the end of Middle Years, girls are learning how to authenticate, analyse and synthesize data and to think deeply about hidden assumptions, to evaluate, make informed judgments and communicate these in the variety of ways made possible in a digital world.
In the Senior Years, our students are preparing for the 4th Industrial Revolution for contemporary tertiary and work environments by having access to a blended learning model that offers an online curriculum and an academic management system that provides a platform for each girl’s learning plan by developing the independence to learn in a mix of traditional and online environments, with a focus on critical and creative thinking. Students develop and manage their own Learning Plan, maximising the many choices available within the Senior Years’ academic curriculum.
Bring Your Own Technology
The Bring Your Own Technology (BYOT) program for Years 7 – 12 was introduced in 2014.
The move to a BYOT environment supports our educational philosophy of higher expectations around self-management, offering choice and flexibility to suit an individual’s personalised learning pathway and preparing girls for the world beyond our gates.
Bring your own technology (BYOT) is an educational development and a supplementary school technology resourcing model where the home and the school collaborates in arranging for the young’s [24 hours/7 days a week] ... own digital technology/ies to be extended into the classroom to assist their teaching and learning and the organisation of their schooling, and where relevant, the complementary education outside the classroom.
Science and Enterprise Experiences
Melbourne Girls Grammar’s Centre for Educational Enterprise gives every girl access to further extension and real-world opportunities through our industry and university partners.
We also run two Science and Enterprise Tours every other year, (Middle Years to the U.S. and Senior Years to Europe) which focus on science, technology and enterprise as underpinning themes but they are shaped by our belief that our girls must have access to an expansive education that opens up all possibilities.
Over 14 days, students are immersed in rich and varied learning experiences to:
- Enhance their understanding of the historical and contemporary developments and achievements in science and enterprise
- Discover current career pathways and opportunities that exist in science and enterprise
- Engage in scientific and entrepreneurial endeavours beyond school.
The Tinkering Corner was introduced in 2014 to encourage an innovator’s mindset and a passion for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). Open to every girl, it is an informal environment where exploration, experimentation and making mistakes are encouraged. The girls will have access to coding, designing, robotics, electronics, building and crafting providing opportunities to take them beyond being merely consumers of technology and putting them on the path to becoming creative, entrepreneurial and innovative makers. The Tinkering Corner is located in the Nina Crone Library.
eVI is a Learning Management System that allows the whole school community to communicate, collaborate and support learning at Melbourne Girls Grammar.