SOS-HGIC is very much aware of the ubiquitous nature of technology and its benefits and as a result technology is an integral part of the education. Most classrooms are fitted with a high luminescent overhead projector and five classrooms are also fitted with Smart board technology.
The school implements a laptop policy for students enrolled in the International Baccalaureate Programme to facilitate independent learning. IGCSE students may use one of the state of the art computer labs at the college or in the hostels. There are four computer laboratories in total, three at the college campus including the creativity lab and one at the hostels. The library also has computers installed for use by students. Although SOS-HGIC does not implement a full Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policy, students are permitted to bring a tablet to school, which must be registered with the technical support team and is supported on the school’s network.
Both campuses have both wireless and cabled Internet access with management constantly exploring ways to optimize wireless connectivity. Students connect to the Internet via 80Mbps of fiber connectivity and two campuses are linked by a fiber backbone. The school also maintains its own network and server environment, which utilizes some of the latest technology to minimize downtime. Users on the network are provided with storage and print resources.
To ensure that students benefit from the resources, the college maintains an easily accessible technical support team, which runs a helpdesk with a ticketing system. The school implements a pool laptop policy for students whose laptop problems cannot be resolved immediately. Students and teachers benefit from a new multimedia resource lab with the latest equipment to support the effective integration of technology into learning and to facilitate creativity in the digital arts.