Technology

Mel Maria offers a contemporary and technologically rich learning environment. Interactive white boards adorn all classrooms. Teachers also utilise smart and apple TV’s. All students from Pre Kindy to Year 6 have access to class sets of laptops and iPads. Year 4 - 6 are involved in a 1 to 1 Apple laptop program which the school has been running successfully for a number of years.

Mel Maria is a leader in primary robotics. With the generosity of the P & F we have been able to increase the robotic equipment within the school. All students in Years 3 – 6 have a robotics component to their technology lessons. Hands on robotics is a natural futuristic part of classroom learning. The program helps develop problem solving, logical thinking, teamwork and has various mathematical applications.

Our Gifted and Talented program students have achieved outstanding results in State and National Robocup competitions over a number of years.

All staff use SEQTA for class attendance, informing parents of classroom activities and reporting. We have installed SEQTA Kiosk in both campuses administration with new iPads to make parent collection/check in of their child easier. The school is currently working to gradually introduce SEQTA Marksbook where parents will be able to receive constant up to date feedback on how their child is achieving in various subjects.