Welcome to the ICT Department
Jacinta Hardy – Head of Department
“Education should prepare young people for jobs that do not yet exist, using technologies that have not yet been invented, to solve problems of which we are not yet aware.” - Richard Riley
Here at St Cecilia’s, we are proud of how we use technology across the curriculum to enhance student learning experiences and we are recognised as leading the way in the post primary sector across Northern Ireland, being overall winners in the Capita/C2k annual NI Schools’ ICT Excellence Awards and the NI Digital Schools Award.
ICT Department Information
Here at St. Cecilia’s College, we are committed to using innovative and creative ways of delivering our curriculum through the use of ICT. We aspire to ensure that all our students are digital citizens to this end we focus on seven key concepts to help students understand attain this goal
How the Internet works
Understanding user data
Practicing digital literacy
Acknowledging the digital divide
Practicing digital wellness
Securing digital devices
Under the guidance of staff, students enjoy opportunities to collaborate and share, to be truly creative and have fun. We have an innovative, ‘Code Create, & Communicate’, ICT curriculum at KS3 and offer coding and software development courses at both GCSE and A-Level. Junior pupils are introduced to programming and can attend our Coding Club at lunch times. Our pupils are encouraged to engage in coding from Year 8 as we recognise the importance of developing these skills to enhance their employability and prospects for the future.
We never forget the moral and ethical challenges posed by the Internet. Learning to use digital devices responsibly is an essential part of the education of all our students and we have a comprehensive eLearning Policy. To keep up with the pace of change we engage local expertise to support the teaching of online safety.