However, even though soft skill development underpins our approach, we also view technology as an essential tool to enhance learning and prepare our scholars for life beyond Penryn.
In fact, it is our belief that technology can better facilitate how each child learns and provides educators with a way to engage with the individual child’s interests.
Our school iPad bank and state-of-the-art Chromebooks in our media centre, affords our scholars the opportunity to use the latest technology and at no additional cost to our parents. Scholars use technology throughout their curriculum at Penryn – not just for technology lessons. This unique approach allows them to apply their knowledge of coding and technology in various lessons and scenarios.
From Preschool level through to our Foundation Phase, we teach basic coding skills through gamification and then in the Senior Prep the coding lessons are more structured and challenging. This enables our scholars to then advance in their understanding of technology application, including the exciting world robotics.
At College level, our scholars are able to progress to the more challenging subjects of Information Technology (IT) and Computer Application Technology (CAT).