We are very proud to announce that Chelsea Heights Primary School has now attained eSmart Status!
This is a wonderful achievement!
What is an eSmart School?
An eSmart school is a school where the smart, safe and responsible use of information and communications technology is a cultural norm. Students, teachers and the wider school community are equipped to embrace the best these technologies can offer, while being savvy about the pitfalls.
Students are regularly involved in developing and delivering information on the smart, safe and responsible use of technologies to a variety of audiences and are taught a suite of social and emotional skills. In eSmart schools, relationships are strong and supportive and learning outcomes are enhanced. Bullying and cyberbullying are therefore less likely to thrive.
A committee drawn from all areas of the school community provides strong and effective organisation to guide implementation of systems, structures and planning to ensure a school reaches and maintains eSmart status.
Adapted from https://www.esmart.org.au/esmart-schools/
Why our schools need to be eSmart:
As well as pointing to information and curriculum resources, the eSmart system has been designed to assist schools to record and track their school's cybersafety and wellbeing activities.