To assist in the meeting of
strategic goal # 6 ‘To develop ICT
abilities and application skills
across the curriculum’
Review website provider,
upgrade layout and look
Maintain and update
of website operation
Provide regular DVDs
and media for front office
display and other
Update knowledge of
Create a team of ICT
leaders to assist their
peers, teachers and
producing media for the
Develop ICT learning
Develop ICT self
suitable for sharing books
Develop teachers own
knowledge of ICT.
Develop teachers abilities
in order to deliver a
higher level of ICT in
Further develop teacher
capabilities in integris
Mayfair Media Team
and Self Assessment Tools
Staff Professional Development
As a positive, open and
To allow Mayfair School and the
Wider community to remain
Informed with relevant, current
Information that reflects Mayfair
School’s character, achievements
and to share events. Allowing
Mayfair staff, children and community
to safely display their abilities,
knowledge, and share the school
experience within a
At the beginning of 2009 our school website
was hosted by Kiwi schools provider. We were
able to add to, adjust and manage our own
content within the restrictions of the website’s
functions. This service cost the school $1600*
per annum. After consultation with the staff,
who were to manage their personal page and
class page, as well as a trial period which
included waiting for updates and assistance to
upgrade the site, we decided to terminate our
contract with Kiwischools for the following
• Photos took along time to upload onto the site and had to be
reduced in size several times to ‘co-operate’.
• The site did not look appealing. Assistance, site
capabilities and general ease of use were not always available
• To upgrade site capabilities would have cost considerably
more than we were currently paying, without any guarantees
of ‘ease of use’.
• General weekly management took a long time due to upload
times, and the site did not always automatically update when
changed on some computers, (had to keep pressing F2 to
delete local computer’s memory of the page?)
• A hosting site similar in appearance yet easier to use with
better upload time and time management has been
discovered – and it is essentially free of charge.
www.sportsground.co.nz is a hosting website that
Has made itself available ‘free of charge’ to all sports clubs and
schools in New Zealand. It is up to the local school to establish,
create and manage the website, which is provided with fast upload
time, no need to adjust or change photo size, ability to upload pdf
and word documents, 100 pages to use, plus individual websites
that are linked to the main site for classes and teams.
The site managers ask that we either install the fundraising aspect
of the site, which enables them to create revenue or we pay a
charge of $450 for our site to locked (not used for advertising). An
additional cost enables us to VIP our site and take away the ‘video’
link advertising sportsground. A MUCH larger cost of $1500
enables us to completely personal the site taking all reference to
sportsground off each page.
Each page has a picture option.
This has the ability to scroll
through photos from the gallery.
Taken from the last
site, will be adjusted
space. We can
lock this and
for a fee
Personalised banner. Each class website
can make their own.
words but not
o Our Community:
‘Home and Schools committee’
‘Star of the Week’
o Home page
o All about us:
‘What makes us Special’
‘Times and Terms’
‘Enrolling with us’
o Mayfair Events:
‘What’s been happening’
o Learning @ Mayfair: Literacy, Numeracy,Thinking Skills, Health
and PE, ICT
o The Mayfair Way
o How can I help my child @ home
o Awesome Acorns
o Complete the sportsground website to the highest quality
o Give the site a trial period, looking at ease of management for
myself, staff and children.
o Survey parents and staff
o Re-evaluate after 6 months.
o Research into website providers such as Mogul and School
Web design, looking into cost, effectiveness and ease of
use. (We have already started to do this).
o Continue exploring web options within our school
To establish and nurture a
Specialised group of creative,
innovative students, specialising
To enhance a group of students
with the advanced ability to
analyse, collect and compile
media independently, using a
broad variety of multi media
software and equipment.
• We have a solid group of (girls) committed to meeting weekly in
order to learn new skills and work on ICT projects.
• The group are confident and skilled in using Photostory and Photoshop.
• The group have individual ‘assignment’ sheets that guide them
through their personal task in order to create the office display, using
• Teachers and students around the school regularly use the assistance of
various members in the team to peer tutor and problem solve, particularly in
using Photoshop. The general use of this programme throughout the school has
• The team are fairly confident in using Premiere to create mini
movies and slide shows, mainly using photo footage and moving background
• Members of this team have been introduced to the Pivot Animation
programme, have independantly advanced their knowledge of this and
are starting to peer tutor.
• The majority of the team are skilled in their use of both digital
camera and video camera (with tripod).
• The majority of the team are able to download footage from these
• Continue to ‘upgrade’ the team’s knowledge of using a digital and
• Run ‘workshop’ sessions having them analyse footage and learn
to use the correct ‘shot’ or focus for certain events and help them
to become more aware of their ‘shooting’ environment.
• Look into purchasing a camera stabiliser from Karamu (under
$200), to assist the children when filming without a tripod.
• ‘Upgrade’ the team’s editing knowledge using Premiere, helping
them to produce movies for projects and displays.
• Expose children to programmes such as ‘Front Page’ introducing
the concept of webpage design, which can be linked or uploaded to
our current site (I hope).
• Continue introducing the team to programmes that inspire
creativity and can be used in the classroom to assist problem solving, and
enhance knowledge of different software, eg: Game Maker.
• Continue using the learning experiences with this team to
formulate effective tutoring to classroom practise and enhance peer tutoring.
• Encourage more boys and year 4 students to join.
• Visit Karamu High School’s Tech Unit with the team: ‘inspirational’
To expose and empower
all Mayfair students
with a broad skill
base in ICT.
To equip teachers and students with a solid
foundation of ICT knowledge and ability.
Allowing students to self assess and
communicate understanding with teachers and
parents. Exposing students to the five key
elements in ICT. This will be achieved through
the establishment of benchmarks for which
teachers and students will have the ability to
monitor, evaluate and progress on an individual
Data Processing:Data Processing:
Using Xcel, learning to use spreadsheets, graphing
tools and data analysis.
Learning to use internet search tools, learning
websites/web quests, creating webpages and email
Desktop and Word Processing:Desktop and Word Processing:
General skills required to competently use a computer,
and the ability to use word processing programmes.
Multi Media Software:Multi Media Software:
Using software such as powerpoint, photostory,
photoshop, premiere etc to process photographs, video
and music. Also animation and game making.
Equipment and Devices:Equipment and Devices:
Understanding safe use of digital and video cameras,
USB drives and other related equipment. Exploring
photography and filming rules/techniques.
Each element has it’s own sheet of progressions.
They cover up to 5 stages of progressions within 3
levels. Junior, Middle and Senior. The levels are
indicators rather than expectations where teachers
and students can identify what they know and where
to head next. It’s main purpose is to assist with
planning and assessment.
Sharing Book Assessment Sheets are currently open
documents where teachers can choose the skills they
have covered that term and fill them in before printing.
Another option will be available where the skills of
each stage will be ‘pre – printed’ and filed in the folder
available for staff to photocopy from.
To encourage and up skill
staff members in their
personal and professional
knowledge base in ICT.
To provide guidance to staff through
clear, basic manuals/resources (how
too), and tutorage in order to have staff
competently fulfil classroom and school
wide obligations linked with ICT
• Assisting teachers with classroom programmes through
progression sheets/guides and general assistance with different
tasks they wish to complete with their children.
• Staff meetings; professional ‘guidance’ sessions
focussing on Integris and Photoshop.
• Providing ‘manuals’ for staff to refer to when
required. Initially these were printed individually for each
member of staff, however a general resource bank will be
created and based in a central area for staff to refer to.
• Providing an updated list of learning websites that
can be used in classrooms. Creating them as favourites on
R1s in classes that request it.
• Staff surveys have been given to query what areas
they wish to up skill in.
Since starting with Integris I have learnt the basic
attendance, behaviour and assessment systems, creating printed instructions
for staff to refer to. I have also learnt to create and programme assessment
sheets and administration pages.
I am becoming more confident and aware of how to use the networking system.
I am able to activate network connections and re-boot the network system if it
‘crashes’ (usually after a power cut).
We have purchased a second portable projector
and screen. The LCD screen in the office has also been purchased
using telecom points, this is for our photostory displays and ‘ads’,
promoting future events and celebrating what has happened within the
school. We have also purchased a digital video camera with tripod –
child friendly. The use of digital cameras within the school is popular
and fundraising for a camera per class may be a future option.