Our teaching and learning framework centres on practical and creative ICT methodology. This is supplemented by expert teacher initiatives that are stimulated by a student’s thirst for learning.
De La Salle College runs a 1:1 program where all students receive a College‐owned notebook for their time at De La Salle. The notebook has the latest software from Adobe Creative Cloud and Microsoft Office installed, as well as specialised software on a by‐subject basis.
Our Learning Management System (OLLIE)
Benefits for Students
Throughout 2017, the College has been phasing in a new Learning Management System (LMS) to provide students and their families with an OnLine Learning Interactive Environment (OLLIE) that can be used to communicate, collaborate, learn, manage, integrate and create.
The students’ use of technology is supported by our committed teaching staff and the delivery of curriculum through our eLearning platform, Ollie. Our aim is to improve student engagement, independence and self‐initiated learning. The goal is to develop active and passionate lifelong learners with contemporary skills, ready to take their place in a global community.
With eLearning, the curriculum is delivered in productive and creative ways. Students have 24–7 access to Ollie, at school and at home. They are able to complete online assessment tasks and access further learning opportunities on demand. eLearning has become a powerful tool, enabling students to assume more responsibility for their own education. It provides a framework for ongoing, accessible assessment and reporting.
Benefits for Parents
The Ollie platform builds the partnership between parents, students and teachers. Parents are able to view the academic progress of their son/s through the Ollie grade button on our cloud‐based application– wherever they are – at the click of a button.
The grade button is used to:
- manage grades for each subject
- calculate grades
- communicate expectations
- provide prompt feedback to parents and students.