The Ultranet is an online educational system that enables collaboration and communication between teachers, students and parents. Two Maroondah based schools, Ringwood Secondary College and Croydon Hills Primary, are the first to utilise the system, which will be rolled out across State Government schools in September.
Bronwyn Pike, the Minister for Education, officially launched the Ultranet this morning, including its online learning and communications environment, which combines technologies such as wikis to deliver an interactive and educational experience.
This morning I was invited to the launch of the Ultranet at Ringwood Secondary College. The school is located in Bedford Road in close proximity to the Ringwood Central Activities District and has had a strong emphasis on strategic planning and preparing for the future.
Ringwood Secondary College is part of the Maroondah Education Coalition, which involves a number of schools within the municipality. Collectively these schools have a strong focus on Information Technology, as well as planning for changing needs and demographics.
It is great to see Maroondah based schools being leaders in the use of information technology within our educational system.