Somerset Times

Week 6, Term Two, 2017 Articles

Library and Information Week

By Sam Vanderweff, Information Services

This week is Library and Information Week in Australia. The library at Somerset is a vital hub for College activities where we are constantly trying to strike the balance between providing a dynamic space for collaboration without eschewing our reputation as a refuge and a space for independent study. We identify not so much with the historic beacons of the past, but as an essential provider of free books, information, ideas and education. With ever increasing web resources, evolving formats and consumption trends that lean toward visualization, video and virtual reality our mandate is to deliver progressive practices that prioritise agility whilst keeping an eye on the emerging technologies heading our way.

Somerset College awarded Federal Grant for Robotics and Coding

By Lisa Thomson, Dean of Information Technologies

Somerset College has been successfully awarded a $50,000 Digital Literacy School Grant from the Federal Government for our project to develop a coding and robotics programme from Pre-Prep to Year 10, with a focus on best practice for teaching and learning. The grant invited schools to submit projects for a share of 4 million dollars worth of funding to implement the Australian Digital Technologies Curriculum.