COVID Preparation – Connect
As a school we are encouraging all our students to access Connect to enable then to access information and work in case of a COVID lockdown or isolation. Please find a link to step-by step instructions for parents and carers to access Connect and to be able to support your children in accessing this at home.
THIRD PARTY SERVICES INFORMATION FOR PARENTS
Dear Parents and Caregivers
Our school provides access to Department of Education online services. These enhance the contemporary learning opportunities available to students and the range of teaching tools available to staff to deliver the Western Australian Curriculum.
I am writing to seek approval for your child to be given access to these online services in 2022.
The Department’s online services currently provide students with access to:
- individual email and calendar accounts;
- the internet, with all reasonable care taken by central office and schools to monitor and control students’ access to websites while at school;
- online teaching and learning services such as Connect, web-conferencing and digital resources;
- online file storage and sharing services; and
- these online services at locations other than school.
Please note that while every reasonable effort is made by schools and the Department to prevent student exposure to inappropriate online content when using Department provided online services, it is not possible to completely eliminate the risk of such exposure.
You should be aware that the Department has the right to review, audit, intercept, access and disclose messages created, received or sent over Department online services. Logs of email transactions and internet access data are kept for administrative, legal and security purposes and may be monitored. Similar to other corporate records, emails and internet access records are discoverable in the event of legal action and are subject to provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 1992. (www.foi.wa.gov.au)
You should also be aware that general internet browsing not conducted via the Department’s network is not monitored or filtered by the Department. The Department encourages close family supervision of all internet use by children in locations other than school, and strongly recommends the use of appropriate internet filtering software. Advice on managing internet use at home can found on the Office of the E-Safety Commissioner website (www.esafety.gov.au/iparent).
If you agree to your child using these online services, please click on the link below and complete the information on the following pages and then click submit ASAP. This will enable students to continue to access all school services.
“Growing good people”
- Respect –
- We treat others with consideration and respect.
- Responsibility –
- We are accountable for our own actions, resolving differences in constructive, peaceful ways; we contribute to society and we take care of the environment.
- Achievement –
- We have high expectations of students and staff and endeavour to achieve our best.
The Business Plan 2019 – 2021, builds on the strengths of our previous Business Plan and our successful three year cycle as an Independent Public School. It brings together system expectations as described in the “Strategic Plan for WA Public Schools 2016-2019: High Performance-High Care” and the Focus Directions for Schools. Our Business Plan identifies four school priorities, which are integral to our day-to-day work and to making a real difference to the lives of our students.
- PRIORITY 1: Success for all students
- PRIORITY 2: High quality teaching
- PRIORITY 3: Effective leadership
- PRIORITY 4: Strong governance and support
BIGGER PICTURE EDUCATION FOR PARENTS
The latest phase of the Bigger Picture Education campaign focuses on providing information to the community by talking directly with parents and engaging them through interesting and relevant stories so they are aware of and understand the changes taking place in our schools.