Dear Parents and Guardians
On Friday (13/11/2020) an email was sent to all Parent/Guardian 1 contacts for each family. This email included a link to a form to be completed for each child seeking permission for students to have an Online Services Account. This is part of new requirements by the Education Department in relation to student use of digital technologies and online platforms. Thank you to the many families who have already submitted their responses. If you have not yet done so, please use the link contained in the email. We require a response to be completed by 20/11/2020 for each child you have attending Settlers Primary School in 2021. If you did not receive an email, please contact the school at firstname.lastname@example.org or 9523 5750.
A Department of Education Online Services Account provides students 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
- These online services at locations other than school
These accounts cater for students from Kindergarten to Year 12 and as such the included features may be used at different times during their education, depending on their year level.
At Settlers Primary School, an Online Services Account enables students from Kindergarten to Year 6 to:
- Develop skills and knowledge in a range of digital systems including mobile and desktop devices, robotics and coding.
- Access iPads to support the teaching and learning program
- Access school desktop computers for word processing, internet research and online learning resources
- Access programs such as Mathletics and Literacy Planet
- Access Online Learning should this be necessary in the future
An Online Services Account is essential for students to engage fully in all areas of the teaching and learning program. Digital Technologies is a subject in itself which forms part of the Technologies learning area of the Western Australian Curriculum.