Information and Communication Technology
Elizabeth Park Schools' new computer room, funded by the Investing In Our Schools grants scheme, was completed in 2007. The computer room is equipped with thirty new computers, a colour printer and a Smart Board. Each class receives one computing lesson per week and teachers are able to take their classes for an extra computing lesson.
As well as having our new computer room, each class also has access to three computers in their classroom. Some are set up in corridors as pods whilst others are in the classroom. This gives students more opportunities to access computers even if they are not in the computer room. The library also has a pod of ten computers for classes to use during library lessons and students to use at lunchtime.
Elizabeth Park Schools has an ICT Student Voice committee. This is available to students in years six and seven. Students have to apply to be on this committee and perform a range of tasks. These tasks include being photographers for school events, teaching other classes new computer skills, helping younger classes in their computer lessons and looking after the computer room.
All classes at Elizabeth Park Schools have a Smart Board which teachers are able to use for lessons. Students enjoy using the technology and are willing to participate and engage in activities that are done using the interactive whiteboards.