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Fairview Heights State School is a technologically advanced school with computers in every classroom as well as 2 full computer labs guaranteeing at least an hour of lab time a week for every student in every class.

In 2012, the school and P&C invested in technology to ensure that all classrooms had either an interactive whiteboard or more recently, interactive short-throw whiteboards to effectively implement the new online based curriculum.

We are coming into very exciting times particularly relating to digital futures. The Australian Curriculum and Reporting Authority (ACARA) has developed curriculum to prepare students for the future where up to 40% of current jobs could possibly be re-placed by technology by 2025. The majority of jobs in the future will require our current students to have a good knowledge of digital systems or programing.

The Digital Technologies curriculum enables students to use computational thinking and information systems to define, design and implement digital solutions to real world problems. This could involve strategies, including:

  • writing code
  • simplifying complex problems
  • organising data and
  • understanding digital systems.

We are extremely privileged to have Digital Technology coaches within our school to support the implementation of this exciting and future preparing curriculum.

Our classroom teachers are enthusiastic about this new direction within education, which will better prepare our students for the future.​