The key features of Technology are based upon the understanding of the design process and its use in society. This involves investigating ways in which Technology has met and is meeting human needs, affects lifestyles and environment, and shows how changing needs and values determine design criteria. Holy Cross is well resources with a variety of equipment with which the children can experiment and develop their own ideas. Staff follow structured guidelines to ensure that technology has a firm place within the curriculum.
As an ‘Enterprising School’, all classes participate in Enterprise Education which children have the opportunity to develop their entrepreneurial skills. Our school enterprise coordinator organizes a variety of enterprise activities throughout the year to raise funds for the school and the various charities that we support.
In Holy Cross there is a well-structured programme to develop Information & Communication Technology skills. Children from Nursery to Primary 7 develop ICT skills resulting in a high level of competency, and all staff have been trained in the delivery of the North Lanarkshire ICT Programme of Study. There is an Interactive SmartBoard in every teaching area of the school, and the school computer systems are networked, with each class having access to desktop technology and a wide range of software to enhance the learning experiences. We continue to invest in a number of iPads to keep up to date with technological developments and to further support learning and teaching. The children of Holy Cross have access to the wider world via the internet and various web-sites are used to support learning. All classes regularly make use of digital cameras and access programmes to prepare and deliver multi-media presentations to various gatherings.