Digital Technologies is an option subject that combines the elements of computer studies and information management. Students will develop knowledge and skills in a variety of programs, such as word processing, spreadsheets, databases, desktop publishing, programming and graphics, so that they are equipped to respond to rapid changes in our society.
Why study these subjects?
Skills developed in Digital Technologies transfer to other subject areas and after leaving school will be useful as a tool for tertiary study or obtaining an employment position.
Digital Technolgies teacher:
Ms Michelle Dallison - on Maternity Leave until May 2017
Please contact reliever Bridget Wren - firstname.lastname@example.org
At Golden Bay High School, our goal is to provide access to the Internet, so staff and students can:
Internet safety is important and we do our best to make sure students are safe when they use the net.
Parents need to be aware of the dangers at home too. You can find an Internet safety kit at www.netsafe.org.nz
Does your child use a smartphone?
Do you know what they are looking at? We encourage adults to have open conversations with young people about the responsibility that goes along with ownership of a connected device. For more information check out this site:
Parental Control for computers to gaming consoles
Today's families have an array of Internet-connected devices in their homes, from computers to gaming consoles to smart phones. OpenDNS is the only Internet parental controls solution that empowers parents to manage Web access across every device that accesses the Internet on your home network. This includes phones and computers that your kids' friends bring into the house, giving parents peace-of-mind that their kids are protected regardless of how they're accessing the Internet.
Facebook for Parents
Parents - a good question to ask is "What do I know about Facebook and my child's use of it? A useful starting point is to read this booklet.
GBHS will continue to educate students in this area and parents are encouraged to take an interest in their children's online habits. A good source of information can be found on Vodaphones Digi-Parenting site: https://digi-parenting.co.nz/
For information about our Computer Network have a look here.