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Library and Information Technology

IT Guiding Statement

At VIS we demonstrate a balanced and purposeful use of technology to support all aspects of school life

  • Technology is woven into the fabric of our organisation through a collaborative culture, approaches to teaching and learning, and our professional and parental community.

  • We are open-minded to the evolving, varied nature of technology and the potential it provides for self-directed and responsible choices as well as mindful of the risks it entails.

  • We provide space and opportunities for everyone to be innovative and incorporate technology that enriches teaching and learning into all aspects of school life, while endeavouring to ensure the safe environment for our students.


In line with our IT Vision, technology is an integral part of teaching and learning in the Middle School. We operate a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policy, and students are expected to have a working laptop with them in all lessons. This ensures that learning can take advantage of the opportunities presented by access to technology on a regular basis, whether for the production of documents or multimedia, or to conduct research or access resources via the internet. In addition, the Middle School also has its own dedicated Computer Lab. The Digital Design (MYP) programme compliments the other MYP subjects studied in MS, and it exposes students to areas of knowledge that range from the use of basic software programmes to coding. Middle School students also regularly visit the library on the High School campus as well as have access to a small MS library during break and lunch times. As a school, we promote a love of reading and our students are encouraged to participate in a 'Reading Rocks' competition each year as well as engage in 'Drop everything and read' sessions during Homeroom time.

In addition, the library is still considered as a centre for research, with students developing their skills in this area. VIS is a Google Apps for Education (GAFE) School, with teaching and learning making frequent use of a range of Google Apps including Gmail, Google Classroom, desktop publishing, YouTube, and various other services. Other commonly used resources are ManageBac (our student information management system) and a range of online textbooks and study sites for each subject area. Wifi is available in all areas.

For guidance regarding device specifications, software, and FAQs, please see our BYOD Guide.