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St John the Baptist Primary School, Belfast




Subject Co-ordinator - Mr K. Morgan

Using ICT, along with Communication and Using Mathematics, is one of three statutory Cross-Curricular Skills that form part of the Northern Ireland Curriculum.

"ICT across the curriculum has the potential to transform and enrich pupils' learning experiences and environments. It can empower pupils, develop self-esteem and promote positive attitudes to learning. The creative use of ICT also has the potential to improve pupils' thinking skills, providing them with opportunities to become independent, self-motivated and flexible learners. Pupils should be enabled to develop Using ICT skills by engaging in meaningful and purposeful activities, set in a range of contexts. They should use ICT to handle and communicate information, solve problems, pose questions and take risks."

(Using ICT, NI Curriculum)

We are fortunate in St. John the Baptist Primary School to have state of the art ActivPanel Promethean boards in our classrooms, Surface Pro + devices, a huge collection of iPads, 2 computer labs and a lap cabby of laptops available to use within classrooms. This allows for digital devices to be integrated into all areas of work and not just the two visits a week to our brilliant computer suites. We also use Bee-bot and Pro-bot within SJB.

Our school system as a whole is networked and fitted with appropriate programs to enhance the opportunities afforded to each child. We plan for the improvement and appreciation of ICT skills along with the promotion of Internet Safety. ICT is linked to all other areas of the curriculum and regular tasks are undertaken to include the 5Es of explore, express, exhibit, exchange and evaluate.

We focus our ICT lessons on the 8 Desirable Features within the NI Curriculum of:

All pupils from P1-7 have experience of using ICT to enhance their learning and take part in ICT lessons on a weekly basis.

SJB Digital Leaders – COMING SOON. They are excited to be working to improve ICT skills and management within school and Mr Morgan cannot wait to work alongside them. Look out for our new team coming soon.


Safer Internet Day - 7th February 2023


N.I. Safer Schools APP 

‘Home Learning Hub by ‘Safer Schools’ is a free library of resources to support parents and carers in educating their children on staying safer in a digital world. Download the APP and scan the QR Code to get started.


Do you want to extend your ICT skills?

Are you keen to do some ICT work at home both online and offline Checkout where you can brush up on your skills in debugging, programming, working with patterns and algorithms. There are also mini missions you can print off and complete at home as well as some interactive games you can play.

Have you tried any of these activities at home? Mr Morgan would love to hear from him at with pictures/your thoughts on these activities.

Happy computing!

Useful Websites and APPs for Home below: 

The School is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites. We recommend adult supervision for all links to external sites.