eLearning @DBCPS

2014 has been a busy and exciting year for students and teachers at Dallas Brooks Community Primary School as we have embarked on a range of projects.

One to One net-book program.
Our year started with all students from grades 3-6 having the opportunity to lease a brand new net-book replacing our older fleet of net-books. We had an extremely high uptake of this offer and almost all students have leased the new machines. Each of these devices has a large variety of software and operating Windows 8. Students were excited to receive the new devices and have used them constantly throughout all classes during the year.


DEECD Office 365 Trial Project.
We participated in the DEECD trial project for office 365. Staff were busy establishing accounts for students and working through the process of logging in with students. Professional development for staff was held focusing on 21st Century learning opportunities opening up for our students, in particular, collaboration and sharing. Teachers have been exploring the use of Office 365 by providing opportunities for sharing and collaboration within reading and writing groups.

GEC Project

Virtual Conferencing

Student Work Samples

How is ICT changing what you do as a teacher?
Listen to Year 6 teacher Stephania Augello as she talks about the impact increased use of ICT has had on her teaching. This video was made as part of a project with AITSL.

Microsoft Partners in Learning Program 2013
Dallas Brooks Community Primary School has been invited to continue in the Microsoft Partners in Learning program in the capacity of a World Tour School. This is the highest level of achievement possible within the program.

Dallas Brooks Community Primary School is one of only a few schools across the world to achieve this level of recognition. World Tour Schools are appointed in recognition of the creative and highly innovative ways in which technology is used to engage students and the school community in education through creating, researching, publishing and sharing of knowledge.

Achieving the World Tour School level means that our teachers are able to work with and learn from some of the most highly regarded educators from around the world. For our students means that they have more opportunities to participate in global collaborative projects such as the DeforestACTION project.

As a part of our DeforestACTION project students have created an Online Store with student designed products to sell to raise funds to buy back land and save forest around the world.

You can visit our store here:


Our World Wrapped Up (in rubbish)
Click on the picture to view one of our deforestACTION videos.
Students in Years 5 & 6 became interested in the concept of carbon footprints while researching deforestation. The video 'Our World Wrapped Up', highlights student concerns about the unnecessary use of packaging in our community.

Students at Dallas Brooks Community Primary School have access to a wide range of learning technologies within their classroom programs.
  • Desktop computers
  • Laptops
  • Tablets
  • Interactive Whiteboards
  • Digital Cameras
  • Video cameras
  • Flip videos
  • Web Cams
  • iPod Touches
  • 1:1 Netbook Program (grades 3 to 6)
  • Video conferencing
  • Photography and film making programs
  • Radio station