Digital technology

Digital technology has opened up entirely new ways to work, learn and create. We need to ensure that our students are confident and skilled leaders, so they can play their role in designing the future.

 Renmark High School’s Digital Learning program for all students enables a change in how classrooms operate and engage students with the curriculum. The program provides the best vehicle for a personalised learning program and supports several new ways to create curriculum.

Specialist subjects include:

  • Advanced Technology – Students investigate and design projects blending the boundaries of traditional manufacturing with digital hardware and software such as creating remote controlled BattleBots.
  • Digital Media – Students design and create several projects from a variety of Creative Cloud software including Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere Pro and Dimension.
  • Media Studies – Students analyse several movies and create their own short films.
  • Photography – Students gain mastery of digital SLR cameras in a variety of settings from studio portraits to low light special effects.
  • Video Game Design – Students combine their 3D artwork, programming and psychological concepts enhancing the audience’s experience to ultimately design their own video game.

Specialist digital technology include:

  • 3D printing
  • CNC milling and routing
  • Virtual Reality headsets
  • DOBOT Programable Robotic Arm
  • Full suite of Creative Cloud software
  • Inventor CAD/CAM software
  • Greenscreen studio
  • Laser cutter (coming soon)

BRING YOUR OWN DEVICE PROGRAM

In the last couple of years, Renmark High School has made significant upgrades to our IT infrastructure, which now allows students to bring their own computers to school and access our high-speed filtered internet. While students do not have to bring a computer to school, many who do find they are more productive in class and more easily transition their work between school and home.
Which computer to purchase can be a daunting task full of questions. We have attempted to simplify the process by doing a lot of the research for you. Through partnering with Edunet we have created a purchasing portal where we have made recommendations for different levels of power and cost including both Windows and Apple devices. Through a volume purchasing agreement we are also able to provide these cheaper than through retail stores.

This portal can be found at https://renmark.technologyportal.com.au by using the access code RHS2019.

If you are getting a computer from elsewhere, please keep in mind the following suggestions:

  • Screen size, 11 inch or larger.
  • Battery life, needs to last the whole 6-hour school day.
  • Keyboard, if writing for any length of time.
  • Lightweight, generally under 1.6 kg is better.
  • Insurance, is it covered for accidental damage or loss?
  • Warranty, is it covered by warranty for repairs?

If you would like more help deciding which computer will work for your child, please feel free to contact us and we’ll talk you through the options.