ICT competence and skills are an important part of education today in a changing world. At Westville the children are taught by a specialist ICT teacher in a fully equipped, up-to-date ICT suite with a flat screen computer for each child in the class. Here they learn all the basics of communication technology including Data Handling, Touch Typing, Spreadsheets, Desk Top Publishing and Presentations.
The computers in the suite are network linked, the children have password protected disk space as well as safe and protected access to the Internet for research with an internal ‘Intranet’ e-mail system. ICT is taught using a variety of topics and projects, lessons are tremendous fun and there is a popular ICT club. ICT is used widely and applied in many other curriculum areas. There is a computer in all classrooms as well as regular access to the ICT suite for all the children.