Apple Distinguished Program

Sacred Heart College is pleased to announce that it has been recognised as running an Apple Distinguished Program for 2014–2016, for the one to one device program that currently runs in Years 8 to 10.

The Apple Distinguished Program designation is reserved for programmes that meet criteria for innovation, leadership, and educational excellence, and demonstrate Apple’s vision of exemplary learning environments.

The College is very pleased with the recognition from Apple of the blended learning approach that we are developing. The selection of Sacred Heart College as implementing an Apple Distinguished Program highlights our success as an innovative and compelling learning environment that engages students and provides tangible evidence of academic accomplishment. By using the technology on a one to one basis, the learning has become much more ‘anytime, anywhere’ and is able to become more personalised.

As a College we are looking to continue to raise the engagement of the students. We hope this will develop deeper understanding and knowledge and in the end lead to better results, and students who are able to actively participate in society, once they leave Sacred Heart College.

Recognition for success

In late November of 2014 the College was approached by Apple who were interested in hearing about Sacred Heart’s journey along the blended learning path. During that meeting Apple invited the College to apply to become a school running an Apple Distinguished Programme.

After consideration of this offer the College made an application to Apple in March of 2015. The application involved a self-evaluation against the criteria set out by Apple:

  • Visionary Leadership
  • Innovative Teaching and Learning
  • Ongoing Professional Learning
  • Compelling Evidence of Success
  • Flexible Learning Environment

The application was successful and the College now holds the titled of running an Apple Distinguished Programme until the end of 2016, when we will be re-evaluated.
The materials that this application was assessed against will be available for viewing soon.

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Recognized by Apple as a distinguished program for
innovation, leadership, and educational excellence.