Systematically embedding digital technologies in everyday classroom activities, we support learners’ development of a technology-assisted process of problem-solving where the learners exercise their own critical thinking by creating effective thinking ecosystems.
Aligned with our Strategic Focus of using technology to enhance learning and the delivery of the curriculum, at Whangaparāoa College we challenge our learners to embrace technology not only as a reference tool (to access information or prepare reports) but to become inspired creators by leveraging the potential of new technologies.
As stated in our Strategic Plan, “Whangaparāoa College sits at the centre of the Whangaparāoa community, supporting and being supported by our local environment but connected to the world through digital technology”.
At Whangaparāoa College we believe that the school is at the centre of the community and the community is at the centre of the school life. However, inour interconnected world, Digital Technologies are allowing us like never before to reach expertise and communities regardless of their geographical location.
Leveraging the digital, we offer our learners the possibility to engage in worldwide projects such as the Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) Program; United Nations Virtual Tours and Briefings
VR also offers our learning the opportunity to create virtual spaces where to display their work and interact in real-time with learners and professionals from all over the world.