Aquinas Catholic College Menai

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Cloudshare @ Aquinas

 

 

 

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- firstname.surname@sydstu.catholic.edu.au

 

If you have any questions about CloudShare, Google Chrome or Google Apps for Education please contact Mrs Jessica Fraser (jessica.fraser@syd.catholic.edu.au).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year 7 IT Bootcamp

 

 

 

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 access the aquinasmenai wireless network
  • How to login to CEnet
  • How to sign in to Google Chrome
  • How to print using PaperCut and Web Print
  • How to create folders in Google Drive
  • How to share folders and Docs in Google Drive

 

 

 

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:


 SEQTA Learn (access via the College website www.aquinasmenai.catholic.edu.au)
 Jacaranda Textbook (www.jacplus.com.au)
 Education Perfect (www.educationperfect.com)


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”.

Please wait for confirmation for subject selection.

 

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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
The Principal News
Week 5-6 Event
2017 College Enrolment Information

Parent Forum - MONDAY 5 JUNE 2017 • 7.00pm - 8.30pm

(Click on the list links to access the details)

 

Student Enrolments

Closing date for applications: 

  • Year 7, 2018 Friday 28th April 2017
  • Year 7, 2019 Friday 21st July 2017

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.

 

eLe@rning: Bring your Own Device Specification for 2017 (Click on this link)

 

 

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 2015298 Band 5s / 6s or E3s / E4s

 

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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. 

 

 

 


 

97.95

College Dux Jushua Swan

76%

HSC Courses above state average

50

50 Band 6's / E4's

248

Band 5's / E3's

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