Brighton Secondary School named Apple Distinguished School

North Brighton, SA – June 2019

I am very pleased ​to announce that Brighton has been recognised as an Apple Distinguished School for 2018–2021 for its outstanding use of digital technologies across Years 8-12. The use of one-to-one devices and digital tools is part of a culture of innovation here at Brighton, where our students are empowered to be creators rather than just consumers of content. Our student team created a fantastic iBook application, and this will be published in Apple’s iBooks store very soon.

Apple Distinguished Schools are internationally recognised as centres of innovation, leadership, and educational excellence that use Apple products to inspire creativity, ​collaboration, and critical thinking. They showcase innovative uses of technology in learning, teaching, and the school environment and have documented results of academic accomplishment.

Over 100 teachers at Brighton have achieved their Apple Teacher certification, which highlights their commitment to using technology to design amazing learning experiences for students. Brighton is also home to four Apple Distinguished Educators. These education pioneers have been internationally recognised for their use of Apple technology to transform teaching and learning.

“As a school community, we are relentless in our pursuit to technology to compliment quality teaching and learning. We have been part of this global community since 2015 and we look forward to continuing our reputation as leaders not only here in South Australia but around the world,” said Tony Lunniss. The selection of Brighton Secondary School as an Apple Distinguished School highlights our success as an innovative and ​compelling learning environment that engages students and provides tangible evidence of academic accomplishment.

Students at Brighton are accustomed to using their devices to collaborate with one another, access flipped class content anywhere anytime, and create digital products like films, podcasts, websites and video games. Using their devices, music classes produce original compositions for television show excerpts, volleyball teams record and analyse their game performance, English classes produce documentaries, barista course classes sell their coffees online, coding classes create original video games from scratch, and photography classes showcase their work on Instagram. Digital learning is part of our everyday culture of innovative at Brighton, and we’re excited to see what staff and students create in the future.

Digital Learning Coordinator
Aimee Shattock

Excerpt from: Apple Education. “Apple Distinguished Schools Program 2019 Handbook.” Apple Books.

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