QUEEN Victoria School is turning to technology in the hopes of securing quality pass rates for its students.
This after the school officially opened its newly extended computer labs and launched its Digital Education Platform yesterday — the latter an initiative that will allow students to access their notes online from anywhere on the school grounds using tablets.
Queen Victoria School Old Boys president Rokini Kiliraki said the whole project cost $137,154 and was paid for by fundraising conducted by parents, guardians and teachers of the school.
Mr Kiliraki said the Digital Education Platform would allow students to access their notes on their tablets with the aim of allowing the students the chance to get quality pass rates.
"This means that through the wireless Local Area Network here in the school grounds, the students will be able to access their notes on the school servers once they have been uploaded by teachers.
"So the students can be in the dorms or out in the grounds and they will be able to study," he said.
Mr Kiliraki said the tablets needed to access the schools LAN were part of the school kit list given to parents at the start of every school year.
"We have had constant discussions with the parents and have even raised it in our Annual General Meeting and the parents have agreed to provide the tablets for their students.
"Understandably there are some students who will not be able to have tablets and for them we are employing a system similar to that of library book withdrawals, where we can loan out tablets to students and they return them once they have completed their use of them.
"The system is used by the forms Six and Form Seven students and we will extend it to other forms slowly," Mr Kiliraki said.
Meanwhile the school is also looking to implement a second phase of the program that will allow parents to keep track of their child's performance in school simply by accessing their school records online.
"We will make the system so that parents can only access their children's records, protecting the information of other children," Mr Kiliraki said.