Information technology and the resources it provides have become powerful learning tools as well as a creative medium.
Information and communication technologies are integrated into all areas of study at Meriden. From Pre-Kindergarten to Year 12, technology is used as a tool to aid learning and emphasis is placed on the development of skills in using, evaluating and acknowledging information collected through technology.
Technology at Meriden is used to encourage the girls to be skilled communicators, flexible and creative thinkers, resourceful and discerning learners, responsible and well-informed global citizens. These skills and characteristics are consistent with The Fidelis Model, the Teaching and Learning Framework at Meriden. Technology is used to enhance learning by:
- providing the girls with ready access to information which is comprehensive, authentic and up-to-date
- enabling the girls to evaluate, manipulate and present their information in an effective way
- enhancing the virtual communication skills of the girls
- developing the girls’ critical literacy skills and ICT skills in order to better prepare them for life after school
- promoting the global outlook of the girls
- enhancing the citizenship of the girls
- engaging the girls in their learning through the use of contemporary and familiar means.
Students have remote access to the School's computer network via Meriden's eCentral facility, giving them the flexibility to connect to their work from home or any other location that has internet access.
Students in Years 7 to 9 are required to use the School's specified laptop device. Parents purchase this device via the School's purchasing portal. Further details are provided by the ICT Department prior to the student commencing at the School. Students in Years 10 to 12 are permitted to bring their own device.
eVe is Meriden’s intranet which can be accessed by students, parents and teachers. Students and teachers use eVe to collaborate and communicate about school work, class and homework resources, assessment information and cocurricular activities. It also contains student-specific information such as individual timetables, as well as useful website links and access to Meriden’s eLibrary catalogue.
Parents are able to access information about their daughter via eVe including eReports for students in Years 7 to 9. eReports are updated as assessment tasks are completed and contain grades and other important information about a student’s progress. eVe contains useful information such as term dates, events calendar, cocurricular activities, Meriden Bus Services and links to the Parent Lounge facility.