Contact Applecross SHS

Contact Applecross SHS

Address

Links Road
ARDROSS 6153
Western Australia

Phone

(P)+61 8 9314 9393

 

Important News

Important News

AXSHS Breakfast Club

There were plenty of hungry students at our weekly Breakfast Club today.  A big thank you must go out to Connor Horton and Jordon Crofts, who arrive early every Friday to help set up, cook and serve.  Also thanks must go to Jan Michell, Brad Snell, Andy Saxton, Angie Hooton and Jenny Casserly - w

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AXSHS MakerSpace in the Library

Enthusiastic students have been developing their STEM skills learning to knit.  The Knitting Project runs every Thursday lunchtime in the MakerSpace in the Library.  The first project they work on is a bookmark.

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Finalist - Francis Burt Speech & Leadership Competition

Congratulations to Year Nine student Molly Howden who has been selected as a finalist in the 2017 Francis Burt Speech and Leadership Competition. Molly had to prepare a speech exploring the concept of “A Peace Building Commonwealth” and what the world can do to achieve this state.

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Bring Your Own Device

Bring Your Own Device Acceptable Usage Policy

General conditions for connection and use:

  • The device should be fully charged for the commencement of the school day. The student will not be able to charge their device at school.
  • The student will be responsible for the physical security of their personal device at all times.  No responsibility is taken by the school for theft, damage, data loss or corruption of student devices including damage caused by school infrastructure or networking equipment.  School insurance does not cover loss or damage to student devices, this is solely a parent and student responsibility.
  • The parent and/or student will be responsible for installing all software and ensuring it is fully licensed and meets all legal obligations.  This includes current virus protection software.
  • The student is responsible for backing up all files on their device regularly.  It is recommended that students purchase a USB storage device.  Staff will not accept data loss as an excuse for not handing in work on time.
  • The student will abide by all conditions outlined in the Students Online – Acceptable Use Policy and School Network Agreement.  The Acceptable Use Policy (in the school diary and on the school website) is a written agreement that formally sets out the rules of use of software, networks, printers and the Internet.  All students accessing the Applecross Senior High School Network are bound by Department of Education rules of use.

 

The Applecross Senior High School Network (AXNet) has been established for the educational and professional use of Applecross students and staff.

The School Administrators regulate access to and the use of its network by principles consistent with the educational mission of the school.  The rules for school network conform to the guidelines of the broader rules and expectations required of students of the school.

The Internet is a vast, global network, linking computers at universities, high schools, science labs, and other sites around the world.  Access to email and the World Wide Web will enable students to explore thousands of libraries, databases and bulletin boards while exchanging messages with Internet users throughout the world.  With access to computers and people all over the world also comes the availability of material that may not be considered to be of educational value in the context of the school setting.  Families should be warned that some material accessible via the Internet may contain items that are illegal, defamatory, inaccurate or potentially offensive to some people.

While our intent is to make Internet access available to further our educational goals and objectives, students may find ways to access other materials as well.  We believe that the benefits to students from access to the Internet, in the form of information, resources and opportunities for interaction far outweighs the possibility that users may procure inappropriate materials.  Ultimately, parents and guardians of minors are responsible for setting and conveying the standards that their children should follow when using media and information sources.

 

Bring Your Own Device - Terms and Conditions

1.    Inappropriate access

Students may not use the Applecross Senior High School network to access inappropriate or “adult” materials found on the Internet.  The Network Administrators will deem what is inappropriate use and their decision is final.  Students not exercising responsibility by accessing such materials will have their Internet License revoked.

2.    Network Etiquette

Students are expected to abide by the generally accepted rules of network etiquette.

(a) Use appropriate language. Do not swear, use vulgarities or any other inappropriate language.  Illegal activities are strictly forbidden.

(b) Personal addresses and or phone numbers or addresses of other students or colleagues should not be revealed.

(c) Note that email is not guaranteed to be private.  People who operate the system have access to all email.  Messages relating to or in support of illegal activities may be reported to the authorities.

(d) The network should not be used in such a way that could disrupt the use of the network by other users.  This includes playing games.

(e) Always logon as yourself.  Logging on with someone else’s account details is prohibited.

3.    Harassment

Students may not use the network for the purposes of harassment of others, either within the school community or in the broader Internet community.  Foul and abusive language, attempts to fill electronic mailboxes, the posting of obscene images or texts will not be tolerated.  Students should ask themselves if the information they are posting or sending would be acceptable if displayed or stated in a school assembly or published in the School Bulletin.  Improper use may constitute an offence under the Commonwealth Crimes Act.

4.    Breach of Copyright

The internet contains vast amounts of information.  Much of that information has been placed there for the free use of users.  Nevertheless, law, ethics and common courtesy require that proper acknowledgment of the use of the intellectual property of others must be made.  Students should treat information found electronically in the same way as information found in printed resources.  Rules against plagiarism will be enforced.  Many software programs reside on the internet.  It is the responsibility of each user to comply with the requirements of the owners of the software regarding its acquisition and use.  Participation in public sharing of music video or gaming files is illegal.  Applecross SHS will not tolerate the use of the network for copying or storing of illegally acquired software or be liable for any breach of copyright by a user.

5.    Illegal Use

Illegal use refers to deliberate attempts to damage the hardware, software or information residing on the network or any other computer system via the Internet.  Attempts to violate the integrity of private files or programs, the deliberate infecting of the network with a computer virus, attempts at hacking into any computers on the network, or other such actions are prohibited.  Unauthorised access to and use of data and damage, alteration and deletion of data may constitute offences under the Criminal Code (WA) and Crimes Act (Commonwealth).

6.    Purchase of Products

Students are prohibited from ordering, purchasing or obtaining any products through the school network and will not take responsibility if the network is used for this purpose.

7.    Inappropriate use of the network

Computer files that are not directly related to the school curriculum are not permitted to be downloaded to, stored on, or transferred from or to, the school network.  This includes games, music, execute files, scripts, videos and any other file types deemed inappropriate by the Network Administrator.  The playing of on line games on the school network is strictly forbidden.

 

Bring Your Own Device Acceptable Use Agreement        

 

This agreement must be signed by the Student and Parent before any Bring Your Own Device is connected to the Applecross Senior High School network.

 

This agreement relates to the connection and use of a Bring Your Own Device at Applecross Senior High School.

The Bring Your Own Device Policy describes the conditions agreed to by Applecross Senior High School, the student and the student’s parent(s)/Guardians.

 

Conditions

Connection to the network is supplied by Applecross Senior High School to the student, based upon the following understanding:

1.    The student will bring their device to school fully charged each day.

2.    The student will be responsible for the physical care and security of their device at
       all times.  Applecross Senior High School is not responsible for student devices
       brought into the school.

3.    The student is responsible for backing up all files on their device regularly.

4.    The parent and or student will be responsible for ensuring that all software installed on the student device is licensed and meets all legal obligations.

5.    The device and any software installed will be provided by the Parent/Guardian and or Student.

6.    The device must have current virus protection software installed at all times.

7.    The student will abide by all conditions outlined in the Bring Your Own Device Acceptable Usage Policy.

 

Student’s full name:  ……………………………………………………………………………………………………

Email:  ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………...……...…

Signed:  ………………………………………………………..................………….  Date:  …………………......

Parent/Guardian full name:  ………………………………………………..……….....…………………….....

Email:  …………………………………………………………………………………………………….......………......

Signed:  ……………………………………………….………........................….…….  Date:  ………………...

 

Paul Leech

Principal

Applecross Senior High School

 

Students are prohibited from:

Bringing or downloading unauthorised programs, including games, to the school or running them on computers connected to the school network.  Online internet games are banned.

  • Breaking software copyright.  Copyright is to be observed at   all times.; It is illegal to copy or distribute school software. Illegal software from other sources is not to be copied to or installed on the school equipment.
  • Deliberately introducing any virus or program that reduces system security or effectiveness.
  • Attempting to log into the network with any user name or password that is not their own, or change any other person’s password.
  • Students are responsible for everything done using their accounts and everything on their devices.  Since passwords must be kept secret, no user may claim that another person entered their home directory and did anything to cause school rules to be broken.
  • Using or possessing any program or other means to reduce or bypass network security.
  • Entering any other person’s file directory or do anything whatsoever to any other person’s files.
  • Attempting to alter any person’s access rights; or
  • Storing the following types of files in their home directory, without permission from their teacher –

 

1.    Program files, including scripts and batch files

2.    Compressed files

3.    Picture files, unless they are required by a subject

4.    Obscene material – pictures or text

5.    Obscene filenames

6.    Insulting material

7.    Password-protected files

8.    Copyrighted material.

9.    Access Security

 

Note: Non - Compliance with the Acceptable Use Policy will be dealt with by the school procedures for Managing Student Behaviour which may result in detention and or suspension from school.