CLEAR Technology at MCC

As students participate and learn in a digital world, it is important for them to become responsible cyber-citizens, underpinning their technology skills with CLEAR heart and mind values.

CLEAR Technology

CLEAR Technology @ MCC aims to reinforce using the College’s CLEAR values (Christlikeness, Learning, Excellence, Attitude and Respect) as a filter for decision making when using technology. Currently we are using and continuing to develop a whole school CLEAR Technology work program for students to improve their capacity to understand and apply ethical and socially responsible principles when collaborating, creating, sharing and using digital technologies, data, online processes and tools/equipment.

Network access for all students at Mackay Christian College is a priority, providing a valuable educational resource. ! In 2015, parents of students in Year 5 to 12 will provide an iPad for the students as standard school equipment. The iPad is the only approved learning device for use at the College. The use of cloud technologies provided by the College, enables students to supplement an IPad with other devices at Home, if preferred. The iPad’s light weight and compact design, ease of use and long battery life make it an ideal tool for use in teaching and learning.

Our school is proud to announce we are now officially an eSmart school. We feel confident our students, staff and the wider school community are now well supported to be smart, safe and responsible users of digital technology. We encourage everyone in the school community to continue to uphold and promote eSmart behaviours, at school and at home.

Care for your device
Whatever technology device you have, it requires special care and attention in order to perform properly and safely.
Leave a lovely digital footprint
Enjoy the adventure with excellence
Always avoid danger
Reliable resources rule!

Junior School Technology

In 2005 the 1:1 Program began in Year 5 with students having access to Desktop computers. CLEAR Technology Junior School has evolved from the ‘Sk8ers’ program which began in 2009 when Interactive Whiteboards were placed in the Year 2 classrooms. Since that time and as the classroom numbers have increased Interactive Whiteboards or Interactive Projectors have become an integral tool in the classroom environment. In 2015 the iPad is standard school equipment for students in Year 5. Years Prep to Year 4 will continue to have access to mobile technologies.

Facilities and equipment at Providence include:
• Interactive Whiteboards or Projectors
• Mobile Laptop lab
• Mobile iPad lab
• Touch Screens
• Student owned iPads (Year 5)

Middle School Technology

Students at Mackay Christian College are truly at the ‘cutting edge’ of technology with their access to Information Technology. CLEAR Technology in Middle School has advanced out of the KITE Surfer Program. In 2013 Year 6 and 7 students purchased their own iPad which took their learning to a whole new level. In 2015 the iPad is standard school equipment for Year 6, 7, 8 and 9.

Subjects with specialist ICT requirements will have access to technologies designed to meet specific learning requirements.

Senior School Technology

In 2015 the iPad is standard school equipment for students in Year 10, 11 and 12. Subjects with specialist ICT requirements will have access to technologies designed to meet specific learning requirements.

The Facilities and equipment at King’s Park include:
• Multimedia lab
• Graphic Design lab
• Music lab
• General Purpose labs
• Student owned iPads (Year 6 – 12)