Technology at Chevalier
Chevalier College IT provides staff, students and parents access to many contemporary services, including:
- High Speed Internet Connection via HHERN and AARNET networks
- Campus-wide Wi-Fi, accessible to both College-owned devices and personal devices (BYOD)
- Student Daily Internet Usage Page (only works when connected to Chevalier’s network)
- Chevalier Students E-mail and Calendar account
- Chevalier Staff E-mail and Calendar account
- Access to “BYOD” Support Site
- Access to “Canvas” Learning Management System (user ID required – parents can access through observer accounts – email address)
- Access to “Office 365” Account
- Access to “Clickview” Digital Media Library
- Access to “Overdrive” Digital e-book Library
- Access to “Skoolbag” school communications app
All students at Chev bring their own device – an iPad for Years 7–10, and a device of their own choosing – to school daily. To access extensive support documentation for the BYOD Program, go to the Chevalier BYOD website.
Students must bring their device with them on the first day of school so that the device may be set up to connect effectively to the College’s website. It is essential that parents assist their child in setting up an Apple ID. Guidance on this process is provided on the Chevalier BYOD site.
The College provides a Device Management service for students participating in the BYOD iPad program. This specifies the settings for email and websites, and also offers pre-purchased content (apps and iBooks).
Additional apps used by the BYOD program can be accessed through the App Store – a list of the primary apps can be found by clicking here.
Guidance for purchasing a suitable device for Years 7–10 (iPad) and Years 11–12 (laptop or tablet) is found on this page
This school mobile app provides schools with an easy way to tell parents and carers everything they need to know about school news, newsletters, events calendar, cancellations, school notices, school information, school timetables, letters, school documents and much more. No more lost paper in school bags!
The Skoolbag School Mobile App is very flexible to allow schools to create their own customised content and provides a great alternative to school SMS alerts by using Free Push Alert Notifications directly to parent smartphones. Chevalier College aims to take full advantage of these features in time.
Download the app now… http://www.chevalier.nsw.edu.au/life-at-chev/skoolbag-setup/
The College provides parents with access to a parent portal where parents can see key information about their child’s academic program. IGLOO includes the daily timetable and access to all student semester reports. Access information is provided to parents on enrolment. To update access, please contact the College Administration.
Chevalier College Website
The Chevalier College website is a valuable resource for our college and wider community. With the introduction of Skoolbag and other apps in 2017, parent logins to the website are being phased out. All Chev parents/caregivers with Skoolbag accounts gain access to relevant college communications, including Daily Notices, Sports Fixtures, and Chev News Exclusive articles.
For privacy reasons, certain information on our website is only available to members of our community with login access.
Download the Skoolbag app now… http://www.chevalier.nsw.edu.au/life-at-chev/skoolbag-setup/
Canvas, our Learning Management System (LMS), is a key part of every Chev student’s educational experience. Canvas provides students with learning resources, assessment tasks notifications and feedback, a mark-book for tracking progress, discussions, their home learning calendar, and much more.
Parents can effectively support their children by becoming ‘observers’. This process has been streamlined to make access and use easier and we would encourage every parent to use their account so they can see what home learning (home work), assessment tasks and projects students need to undertake.
Apple Store Purchasing Portal
Chevalier College has arranged a purchasing portal directly with Apple.
The portal provides a simple method of purchasing Apple products which can be delivered directly to your home address.
To access the portal – Please click this link.
Chevalier recommends that all repairs to equipment are carried out by an Apple authorised repair centre, this ensures a quality repair without voiding the device warranty.
For devices covered by AppleCare+ insurance, an “Express Replacement Service” is offered by Apple, ensuring an expedient turn-around time.