d’Overbroeck’s is a vibrant school with a spirit of continuous improvement at its core. As such, we are a device-friendly school that embraces new and effective digital innovations to provide an excellent educational environment for our students. We understand that our methods of teaching and learning must follow best-practice standards and equip students with the digital skills they will need at university and beyond in their future careers. We use digital innovations throughout the school where applicable to continue to improve teaching and learning, alongside traditional methods.
If you visit d’Overbroeck’s, you can expect to see students using a range of devices to assist their learning. Today’s students need new strengths and unprecedented versatility to navigate their future. The technology we use, the spaces in which we learn, the systems we use can all help develop these skills and should reflect these aims.
While simultaneously developing the skills that anyone would associate with a rigorous academic education, we promote key 21st Century skills: Collaboration, Knowledge construction, Skilled Communication, Self-regulation, Real world problem solving and Innovation, and the use of ICT for learning.
With specific regard to student devices, we require all students to come to school with a device that meets the following requirements:
- Running windows 10 or 11 operating system
- Has a touchscreen that supports inking
- Has a stylus