CloudShare is the new virtual learning environment for Sydney Catholic Schools. CloudShare is powered by Google Apps for Education and provides a suite of core productivity tools such as Google Mail (Gmail), Google Drive and Google Calendar.
CloudShare allows students and teachers to create, share and collaborate online using powerful tools like Google Drive & Docs, Google Sites, Google Groups, Picasa, Blogger and much more, all in a secure shared learning environment.
Google Chrome is the preferred web browser for all devices within Sydney Catholic Schools. Please ensure that your child has downloaded Google Chrome to use when they are at school. They are also encouraged to ‘sign in’ to Google Chrome with their school gmail account- email@example.com
If you have any questions about CloudShare, Google Chrome or Google Apps for Education please contact Mrs Jessica Fraser (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Most Year 7 classes (we have two more early next week) have spent a lesson in The Resource Centre for an IT Bootcamp. During the lesson students have been taught the following:
How to bookmark important websites including: SEQTA Learn (home and school), the Aquinas Catholic College website, JacPlus, Education Perfect, Aquinas College Library etc
All students are able to access information about the above points via a Google Slides presentation that was shared with them last week (they can access this in their email inbox or by clicking ‘Shared with me’ in Google Drive).
If any student needs additional assistance or would like to explore Google Apps for Education in greater depth please see Mrs Jessica Fraser
Every student should be using the full capabilities of their devices using:
The College has provided all students with a student login and password for the above mentioned websites. Any student who has challenges with their device must see the ICT support staff in the library as soon as possible (recess and lunchtime so no classtime is missed).
Students are asked to consult with the ICT staff before a new version of software is installed so all necessary security certificates match our network.
The College has implemented a Bring Your Own Designated Device Program
The designated devices for the specific Year groups include:
Year 7 2017
Students are requested to supply their own laptop device that meets the required specifications. The current iPad program will not continue in 2017 for Year 7.
Year 8 2017
BYODD iPad program continues from Year 7 2016 into Year 8 2017. Students will be required to continue using an iPad device until the end of Year 8.
Year 9 - 12
Students are requested to supply their own device that meets the required specifications. Students doing electives such as Multimedia may need to consider Apple branded devices due to design capabilities eg MacBook Pro 13”.
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BYODD 2017 Information and Specifications (click on link to see document in a new window)
Check IPad network setting (click on link to download and play in a new window)
Students and parents can connect with our school Learning Management System run by SEQTA Software. Students and Parents can use the links below to access the portal that is relevant to your needs. Students access SEQTA Learn and Parents/Carers access SEQTA Engage
Closing date for applications:
Due to a change in Sydney Catholic Schools Enrolment procedures from now on students must apply in Year 5 for enrolment into Aquinas Catholic College Year 7.
Congratulations to the HSC Class of 2016
Congratulations to the HSC Class of 2016 … 76% of subjects above state average
Congratulations to the HSC Class of 2016 … 50 Band 6s / E4s
Congratulations to the HSC Class of 2016 … 248 Band 5s / E3s
Congratulations to the HSC Class of 2015 … 298 Band 5s / 6s or E3s / E4s
Aquinas Catholic College Menai is a co-educational, Years 7-12, Catholic High school, established in 1993. The present accommodation includes the Administration Building, College library, general classrooms and the full range of specialist rooms.
A new Administration Building is complete, and the students have moved into additional new classrooms and the outstanding MacKillop Common.
College Dux Jushua Swan
HSC Courses above state average
50 Band 6's / E4's
Band 5's / E3's
Ph: (02) 9543 0188 | Fax: (02) 9541 0398 | Anzac Rd, Menai NSW
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