Learning Technology

Through the use of Learning Technology, students develop transdisciplinary skills and approaches to learning which enable them to demonstrate ever increasing levels of digital literacy.


The Learning Technology programme at Clearwater Bay School is designed to prepare students for a world where technology literacy and associated skills are vital.

We believe in the use of imaginative and innovative eLearning technology which enables students to investigate, create, communicate and collaborate throughout the curriculum. Students are taught to organise information and data, manage their use of technology and through the attributes of the learner profile, we teach students to be responsible digital citizens.

We recognise that we are preparing students for a world which will be different from the one we live in today, and for roles that might not yet exist. We value the role that technology plays in the modern world, and we take advantage of opportunities to use technology authentically to support student’s inquiries, developing our student’s skills, knowledge and conceptual understanding through the transdisciplinary programme of inquiry.

At Clearwater Bay School, students are given the opportunity to learn through the use of technology, embedded within the transdisciplinary units of inquiry as well as learning technology skills linked to the key concepts.

Technology Survey

In the Autumn Term, we conducted a parent technology survey to find out more about our students use of technology, and the issues that are arising outside of school time. Below are the key findings…



Summary: There were a total of 238 responses to the survey, with all year groups similarly represented.

Devices Used at Home



Summary: More than half the respondents used an Apple computer at home.


Technology use & Screen Time


Summary: The majority of respondents were very concerned about the time their child spends online and the time their child spends in front of a screen.



Other findings


  • Organise a round-table discussion with parents to further discuss findings of the survey ×
  • Prioritise areas for development ×
    • launch ‘Be Internet Awesome’ programme ×
    • develop ’20 is plenty’ screen time initiative ×
    • support families in implementing media/device contracts
    • enhance resources available on school website ×
    • raise awareness of parental control/monitoring on home devices
    • enhance communication between school & home with (learning in technology)
  • Host parent information evening ×
  • promote creativity rather than consumption for student use of technology
  • provide ongoing support to families with regard to technology