St George Girls High School
An Academically Selective High School For Girls
St George Girls High School has a proud tradition of investing in Information Technology to develop a sophisticated network to support teaching and learning and administration. By utilising industry standard virtualisation technologies we have been able to provide a highly resilient and cost effective infrastructure to provide our students with the best possible end user experience. Windows 7 is our standard platform for all devices.
Our Intranet has been developed using Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2010 to provide a unified document management service, engaging our students in digital learning across web enabled devices. Students can access a variety of documents, videos, podcasts, photo libraries, forums, surveys etc.
The school has three dedicated computer labs each with 31 advanced model desktop computers and the library is equipped with over 20 desktop computers and 20 laptop computers available for student use. Computers are also located in learning spaces throughout the school. Students have access to the computer network before school, at recess and lunch. Students and staff have access to more than 300 computers on the SGGHS network. Students enjoy 24/7 remote access to all services of the network potentially from any device in the world.
Technology engages students in learning and computers and interactive whiteboards are an integral part of teaching and learning at our school. We have SMART Boards installed in all learning spaces.
The Digital Education Revolution is directed at secondary students in Stages 5 and 6. It is a free program where students can access laptops without charge. In 2013 all students in Years 9 – 12 have a wirelessly enabled specialist educational laptop, connected within the school via managed wireless infrastructure. Possession of laptops for take home use by students will require informed parent/carer consent and the student and parent/carer agreeing to the Digital Education Revolution - NSW Laptop User Charter. The student effectively has sole use of the laptop and therefore becomes accountable for it.
All learning spaces at St George Girls High School have wireless access points which allow students and staff to access resources provided by the Department of Education and Communities and our school. St George Girls High School has also funded the installation of wireless access points in other parts of the school.
Students can use these laptops at home and connect to Internet via their home Internet service provider. When students connect to the Internet at either home or school the access will be filtered to ensure students do not access inappropriate sites.
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