The school has a Charter of Student
Expectations in order to keep everyone informed as to what is required when
using a private device on a Department of Education and Training network via a wireless
connection. As the students will be accessing the network with their own device
there a couple of things we need parents and students to agree to in order to
protect the integrity of our school network. (The following dots refer to
the bullet points on the agreement in order)
- The school’s ICT responsible use procedure – all students are bound to this when using our
computer network whether on their own device or on a school owned device.
You can view the agreement in your student’s diary or on the web.
- As the device is
personally owned if our technicians were to assist that will void any warrantees or
agreements parents have with their suppliers, this is added in order to protect
- Device on the
internet – this point is also covered in the ICT responsible use procedure. The
main purpose of including it in the charter is to ensure students are not
trying to bypass EQ filtering systems to sites that are inappropriate,
harmful or not curriculum related.
- Agreeing to the BYO
charter – as acknowledgment that all parties
have read the charter and have agreed to the terms and conditions, this is about
informing parents of school policy and procedures.
- Virus Protection – this is essential to ensure the integrity
of the school network. Mainly to insure
that viruses aren’t spread to the network and unconsciously to the whole school
community or worse.
- There are many anti-virus software packages available
some for high cost, others are freeware download for example AVG. Windows
10 has a built in security, others don’t, so we have this in to cover all
versions of machines the students may use.
also offers a deal to EQ students, information is available on the Learning
Place. (NB there seems to be an issue with their PayPal system, but direct to
credit card on their secure site does invoice the correct amount)
- Minimum specifications – the specifications that we
provided we know will connect with our network, run required software and be
sufficient for students to complete their course of study. Lower
specification machines are able to connect, but we cannot guarantee their
stability for the student requirements for curriculum drives, printing
- Wireless capabilities – to connect to the wireless for
internet, network drive access and printing.
- Specified software installed – The school will provide
software required through either EQ agreements or school BYO site
licencing. We supply the access to the software – this is saying that the
student will install it for school use but also that they won’t distribute it
unlawfully and that they will abide by the school’s ICT responsible use procedure. It is also to protect the school to bind students to agree that
they won’t install inappropriate software or media content onto their
machine for example, Software to “hack” the network, or classified/ adult rated
content that is not appropriate for a school environment. The software we
purchase is for Windows and Apple operating systems only.