Information Technology

At Somerset College Preparatory, Information Technology (IT) is used to support and enrich our teaching.

We live in a world where knowledge is easily accessible; our challenge is to educate our students to interpret this information. We provide the opportunity for learners to become competent and confident users of ICT through the integration of technology in the classrooms.  The children begin Computer lessons in Grade R, and have access to a modern IT Lab with 28 laptops and a bank of 30 iPads. These iPads are kept up to date with hundreds of educational apps and are available for curriculum specific use in the classrooms.

We are a Google Apps for Education school and use this platform to provide a unique and modern teaching and learning environment. The students have the ability to work from any device, at home or at school, as well as share and collaborate using Google Docs, Sheets, Slides and more. Somerset College holds licenses and membership for many of the top productivity and educational packages including Purple Mash and Mathletics.

Children born into today’s fast-paced technological age are used to information being readily accessible to them, both through computer programmes and the Internet. As such, it is essential that Somerset College remains on the cutting edge of Information Technology.

Ms Kerry Dunkley
Acting Head of Information Communication Technology