Information & communication technology
ICT is a crucial resource in education. At Moira House we fully understand the importance of ICT in ensuring that the quality of teaching, learning and management operates at the highest standard. The rapid development of new technology is changing the way education is delivered.
Teachers and pupils are now making the best possible use of ICT to support, enhance and extend learning across and beyond the curriculum. Technology, the Internet and social media are at the heart of our children’s lives.
All new girls are provided with an ‘ICT – Getting Started Guide’ providing information about logging on to the network for the first time, connecting their laptops to the wireless network, using the School intranet, email and much more. The ICT department provides a friendly and efficient service giving guidance and technical support for all.
Internet safety is an issue we take very seriously. The Internet offers many positive educational and social benefits for children, but unfortunately there are risks too. We use the latest technical solutions to minimise risks of inappropriate use. However as no technical solution can completely remove these risks we believe education is the most effective way to help children get the very best from the Internet. Internet safety awareness is taught as part of the PHSE curriculum. We also use a range of resources from Childnet and run regular Internet safety training events for children, teachers and parents.
The ICT department has created a flexible infrastructure so that resources can be accessed whenever and wherever they are needed, including from home. The schools VLE (Virtual Learning Environment) provides a place for teachers to store, and for students to access, a whole array of exciting, interactive learning material. Learning has expanded beyond the traditional classroom walls.
Our school-to-parent electronic communication system, named MoHo Mail, provides a powerful and secure email, text message and web based service designed to enable easier and more efficient communication between the school and its parents.
We are constantly developing leading edge provision across the faculties and in the classrooms. Our girls now have the benefit of using the latest Cubase and Sibelius software in our purpose built music recording studio, the opportunity of studying photography and learning to use the most recent DSLR cameras and Adobe Photoshop software, the benefit of working collaboratively using the latest classroom interactive technology, and much more.
“After growing wildly for years, the field of computing appears to be reaching its infancy.” John R. Pierce