Students studying at All Saints' College require a portable computing device to operate in a contemporary learning environment. Parents are required to supply a device that suits the needs of their child’s learning and family budget. It is used as a learning tool for online research, work production and creation and enhancing curriculum delivery.
Specifications for devices are communicated to parents including processing speeds, operating systems and features.
If your child is planning to choose electives with a high degree of technology use in Year 11 and 12, this will impact on the device needed.
A few tips:
Students and parents are required to sign a BYOD and Internet User Agreement that sets out expectations of BYOD use and practice at school. A member of the school’s IT support staff is available to troubleshoot minor wireless issues, answer questions and give limited assistance. However, the school does not manage, support, own or warranty the device – it is your device.
The BYOD booklet given to students at enrolment contains information on device requirements for each subject.
Students of All Saints' College are offered access to the Maitland-Newcastle Diocesan school computer network. This access to the Diocesan school network, email and Internet is provided for educational purposes. Students may also gain access to their school folders at home through the school portal.
All endeavours have been made to prevent access to items considered to be illegal, defamatory, inaccurate or offensive when students use the internet on the school network. While our intent is to make Internet access available to further educational goals and objectives, students may still find ways to access such material. Therefore, we encourage parents and guardians of students to support our efforts to set standards which their children should follow when using media and information sources.
The following behaviours are not permitted on the network, in email or when using the internet:
All Saints' College reserves the right to restrict any student access to the network. Violation of rules may result in loss of access, as well as other disciplinary or legal action.
Network administrators may review files and communications to maintain system integrity and ensure that students are using the system responsibly. Users should not save files on the All Saints' College servers/workstations unless authorised to do so.
Use of the computer network including email and internet use is for educational purposes only.