Digital Technologies

The Digital Technologies Curriculum will allow students to use computational thinking and information systems to define, design and implement solutions. Beckenham Primary School recognises that future focussed learning is a holistic approach in which learners stive together to find and solve real world problems, with the goal of gaining an interlinked 

Through the practical application of technologies including digital technologies, students develop dexterity and coordination through experiential activities. Technologies motivates young people and engages them in a range of learning experiences that are transferable to family and home, constructive leisure activities, community contribution and the world of work.

Technologies provides students with authentic learning challenges that foster curiosity, confidence, persistence, innovation, creativity, respect and cooperation. These attributes are necessary when using and developing solutions to make sense of complex ideas and relationships in all areas of learning. Technologies helps students to be regional and global citizens, capable of actively and ethically communicating and collaborating.

Beckenham Primary School has taken part in several programs over the years. These include: 

Circuit Breakers

Circuit Breakers are thinkers, makers and innovators. Circuit Breakers are students who look differently at the world around them, and find ways to bring their ideas to life. Circuit Breakers is an exciting engineering outreach program for primary school students in Years 4 – 6 that is coordinated by Western Power to help develop knowledge and skills with a focus on electrical engineering using 3D printers.

Beckenham  Primary School was one of 20 schools selected in 2021 to participate in this exciting program. Our students in Years 5-6 explored what it takes to provide safe and reliable electricity to our community and explored new technologies that are changing the way we look at electricity supply in the future.

We were lucky enough to have the Hon Bill Johnston MLA, Minister for Energy, come to Beckenham Primary School with Western Power to launch a new safety awareness book for younger readers and view our finished network for Circuit Breakers. After reading “Sparky and the Electric Pillar” to the Year 1s, the Year 5 and 6 classes showed off their finished models. Students were able to talk to the Minister about how they coded the Micro:bits, creating networks for the electricity and show how they had included sustainable energy sources to the network.

First Lego League

First Lego League is a friendly competition where students engage in research, problem-solving, coding, and engineering – building and programming a LEGO robot that navigates the missions of a robot game. As part of the challenge, teams also design an innovation solution to a real-world problem relevant to this season’s art theme.

Students from Year 5 and 6 compete once a year against other primary and high school students at Darling Range Sports College. Students show amazing perseverance during the day and enjoy competing against the other schools.