Technology is embedded in our education. We are members of GSuite for Education (Google Workspace). This enables our students to have seamless collaboration making it easy for everyone in the school to interact and work together. It provides integrated communication with email, chat and video within a secure system providing best-in-class, multilayered security.
The easy to use tools built into Drive provide students with a multitude of productivity opportunities including, word-processing, spreadsheets, presentation, forms and website design, All classes use Google Classroom. This tool enables blended learning and helps us efficiently manage and assess progress while enhancing connections with learners from home, school or on the go.
Our VLE (Virtual Learning Environment) provides an interface with all that is happening at the school. It is a continually updated link between home and school with news and weekly summaries on the teaching and learning that is happening for our students in all classes in all years.
Each student has their own Student Community within Google Currents through which parents and relevant teachers can interact in a private environment to discuss all aspects of your child’s work at DePS. This opens a continuous private communication channel to enable close liaison between home and school.
All lessons taught in school are broadcast for distance learners via Google Meet. In addition events, assemblies, productions and other occasions are shared online with recordings of all sessions available for students and parents to view via Google Classroom / Calendar.
Students have a “Bring Your Own Device” (BYOD) programme. BYOD augments teaching and learning methods, establishing greater interactivity, connectivity, collaboration, discovery and processing of information, as well as access to information, besides spurring creative thinking and innovation. The secure Wi-Fi coverage at our school allows students to bring in their own devices and connect to the school network, internet, Virtual Learning Environment, e-library, e-resources, software and hardware and use the devices within classrooms and school for enhanced and interactive learning.