Purpose of Computers at Excellere College
The school network and associated devices like computers, chromebooks, photocopiers, etc are for the purpose of school based education and have been made available to students for the purpose of assisting directly with their studies.
of these resources, or failure to abide by this acceptable use policy, could result in the following consequences:
- Being required to pay the costs for replacement or repair of damage to the equipment or the system (including the cost of the technicians work).
- Detentions or banning (banning initially for one week, subsequently for a term).
- In cases of serious breaches of this agreement, the Board of Trustees may be consulted to take the matter further.
If banning adversely impinges on a student's learning then this is the fault of the student and not the school.
Under no circumstances may you use another person's password or give your password to another person.
The use of passwords enables the school to keep track of who is responsible for unacceptable use. It is important that you help us maintain this by making sure that no one else uses your password.
You may be held responsible for any unacceptable usage or damage occurring from the use of your login account.
If you suspect your password has been used by anyone else, you should immediately report your suspicions to the school office and request a password change.
What To Do If You Have A Problem Or Request
If you are having trouble with your device there are a number of people in the school who may be able to assist you. First ask a friend if they can help you but if that does not work come to the school office and they will redirect you to someone that can help you.
- Students should be aware that their use of school computers and associated resources is logged. The logs are checked regularly for inappropriate use.
- You must not interfere with other people's use of the computer systems or prevent them from having access to computer resources.
- It is unethical and illegal to copy pirated software to or from the computer network.
- You may access no other software than that provided for on your desktop or by menu. In particular you may not use a V.P.N, games or the command prompt.
- It is not acceptable for students to make file names longer than 20 characters and nested folders deeper than 4 levels. File names must be in English. In general any silliness with file management and naming is not acceptable.
- To prevent damage caused by computer viruses ii is not acceptable for students to copy software or any kind of data from any sort of electronic media onto school computers or the network system.
- It is expected that all users will behave in a responsible and considerate manner in the use of the computer resources.
No video or music downloads are permitted without written approval from the Principal.
General Internet Use
- Don't waste resources.
- Share equipment with others.
- Avoid disruption of the running of any device or network system.
- Inform a staff member of virus or security problems.
- Inform a staff member of any inappropriate material found on the network.
- Any reasonable use of the Internet as a direct part of your studies is acceptable.
- Recreational use of the Internet is unacceptable and will result in the loss of Internet access. If in doubt of the wisdom of accessing particular material check with a teacher first.
- The use of instant messaging type services to communicate with others, other than email is not allowed.
- You are not permitted to access material or sites which are of a dubious or inappropriate nature, eg Facebook, nor sites that are offensive (e.g. pornographic), dangerous, or illegal.
- Do not give out information about yourself (eg phone, address, credit card details), or anyone else, to people on the Internet.
- A teacher must be present in the room whenever a student is accessing the internet.
- A school email account is provided to all students for use as part of their studies. The account is not intended to be for personal and recreational use.
- Students may not access their personal web based email accounts at school.
- The sending of unsolicited email to multiple email addresses is forbidden (this is known as "Spamming").
- Language used in email must not be offensive, abusive, dangerous, inappropriate or illegal.
To save money, students should use the "Print Preview" button to check what their printout will look like before proceeding.
Students should only print to the nearest printer and may be charged a nominal rate for printing.
Personal Devices at School
Changes to this Policy
- Students must first apply for permission from the school office before using a personal device at school. This is a privilege that may be discontinued at anytime should the school see fit.
- Student using their own devices must conform to this policy while at school. For instance this means that the device must NOT contain on its hard drive objectionable material.
- The student may not play games on their devices while at school.
- Students and parents should note that accessing the school network gives the school permission to examine the device from time to time to ensure that the device is compliant with this policy.
Due to the rapidly changing nature of information and communication technology, the school reserves the right to change this policy at any time. Should this be necessary an updated policy will be issued to all students.
It is expected that this policy will be reviewed on an annual basis, or whenever necessary.
For users engaging in unacceptable use of the computer system, punishments may include instant removal of privileges, detentions, being banned from using computer resources for a period of time, being charged for repair of damage to resources and/or for the technician time taken to repair the damage.
In cases of serious breaches of this agreement, the Board of Trustees may be consulted.