Digital Technology

Digital Learning

At Forrest Hill School digital technology is integrated with the New Zealand curriculum. The junior school use iPads as their core device and the focus is on a play-based approach. The middle and senior school use Chromebooks and Google Suite as their main platform for learning. Google Classroom is used by our Year 5 and 6 one-to-one classrooms. Mr. James Robson our specialist teacher takes classes in the Digital Learning Centre where students develop core digital skills. All children take part in learning about Digital Citizenship.

During lunchtime we run a Computer Club. Currently, we are focusing on coding.

As a school, we regularly take part in international events and projects such as Scratch Day, World Museum Project and Hour of Code.

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Two Minutes of Tech

When ākonga learn from home, it’s important to make sure they stay safe online. Here’s a FREE filter to block the worst of the web.
To Switch on Safety, you need to change the ‘DNS’ setting on your child’s device. Instructions on how to do this are outlined below. Just click on the type of device your child uses below. To find out what’s blocked, read here.

Safety can’t be provided by technology alone – it requires a holistic approach. For tips and advice to support online safety conversations with your whānau check out Netsafe.