The Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Laboratory at our schools is equipped with state-of-the-art computers with flat screen monitors, current educational software, wireless internet connection and a projector, all to aid the teaching of the students. Students’ use of the internet is monitored at all times to prevent accessing inappropriate data.
The newly furnished computer lab at Matugga campus is well equipped and designed to suit international standards
E- learning and live presentations at Kazo Campus
Each campus of Ridgeway grammar school has a well-equipped Library, headed by a specialist librarian or library teacher. Each library has a comprehensive collection of resources (print, multi-media and electronic) for students and teachers designed to match pupils’ varied learning styles, abilities and interests. Its large non-fiction collection complements the School’s curriculum while its fiction collection, with its strong focus on quality literature, works to increase students’ literacy skills.
Nursery school library at Kazo campus
Nursery school library time at Matugga campus
The Goals of the Library:
- To assist pupils to acquire an interest in reading for enjoyment and to critically select and evaluate literature;
- To provide learning opportunities aimed at developing pupils’ information literacy skills, enabling them to become efficient users of information and independent learners for life, and
- To provide a range of resources in varying formats to support pupils’ recreational reading and inquiry-based learning, as well as teacher lesson delivery of the curriculum.
When classes visit the library for a scheduled lesson with the library teacher, they participate in activities designed to promote appreciation of quality literature and development of information literacy skills.
Literature appreciation is developed by sharing books by many different authors and illustrators, all aimed at exposing students to a diverse range of themes and cultures. This is achieved through activities such as listening to book readings, participating in book discussions, responding to literature creatively and undertaking author studies.
Similarly, information literacy skills are developed through age appropriate activities that incorporate specific skills such as note taking, preparing bibliographies or studying the features of a non-fiction book. These skills ensure students become competent information users as they learn the information literacy process of:
- defining the task,
- locating sources of information,
- selecting useful information,
- organizing and developing an answer,
- presenting the finished work, and
- evaluating or assessing the task.
In addition to scheduled lessons, many learners frequently visit the library to work independently on class work or homework using the library’s independent research area.
The library is open to learners at lunch time, break time and after class time/home time each week during Term. Apart from exchanging books and reading during school time, pupils are able to enjoy many other recreational facilities the library offers such as board games, interactive educational computer programs and supervised use of the Internet. Students may also use this time to complete homework or research information.
The images above show how library time takes place in Ridgeway grammar schools.