St Catherine’s is a lovely small girls-only school where every girl is known and valued for who she is. It’s a non-denominational Christian school with boarding facilities for rural and overseas students. They also have an Early Year’s facility for both boys and girls. The school achieves outstanding VCE results and show similar success in co-curricular events like rowing, debating, music, etc.
Recently, St Catherine’s wanted to upgrade the audio visual equipment they used in their Junior School classrooms. They needed to maintain the space they had in the classroom for their whiteboards and yet still be able to display content to the students. This is a common problem for many schools these days where available wall space is minimal.
After discussion with DIB Australia, the school opted to use Command Systems 60” LED touchscreens in the classrooms. These had the advantage of being narrow enough that the existing whiteboards could remain mounted in front of the 60” screens and then be slid up and down (on wall mounts) to reveal the touchscreen displays when they were needed.
They combined this with an Apple TV solution allowing a wireless connection between their iPads and wall mounted HDMI & VGA inputs to give a neat audio visual set up in the classroom.
“The Command System touchscreens integrate seamlessly into our learning spaces” explains John Toulantas, ICT Manager. “Teachers and students can use them immediately, without the need for training or PD. Combined with an Apple TV these touchscreens make an ideal flexible display and collaborative learning tool”.