Orange High School

Honour the Past; Create the Future

Telephone02 6362 3444

Emailorange-h.school@det.nsw.edu.au

Frequently Asked Questions

What happens if my child's device is lost or stolen?

Any damage or loss to a device that a student brings to school will be the students's responsibility. The school will not accept responsibility of any loss or damage. Families may choose to consider purchasing insurance and/or extended warranty of the device.

Can the device be charged at school?

Yes - however, charging must be kept to a minimum. Students should make sure their device is fully charged, before the start of each school day. Most devices should last 5 hours without needing to charge.

Where will the devices be stored when not in use?

When students are not in class, their devices should be stored in their bags in a protective case. They should not leave their bags unattended at any time, and should always be aware of leaving their bag in places where their bag may be damaged.

Will there be an internet filter applied when using the device at school?

While at school, all student internet use is restricted and monitored by the NSW Department of education, sites deemed inappropriate, such as, social media or online shopping are blocked by the department without a need to install any software on a students device.

Will I be able to put on my own apps or programs onto my device, other than the ones the school has asked for?

Yes. Parents and students are allowed to install their own apps and programs on their devices. These are at the discretion of parents and students. However, if these apps begin to impede the learning of a student, OHS reserves the right to have aforementioned apps removed from the device.

Does my child still have to bring exercise books to school?

Yes. A device is another tool for learning just like all other equipment. Students will still be required to bring exercise books and writing materials in addition to their device.

Do students have to bring their devices every day to school?

Yes. The device is part of a student's equipment set for learning. Students are expected to bring their device fully charged to school everyday.

 

If you have any further questions, do not hesitate to contact - 

Head of Technology: Helene Hamilton (Deputy Principal) 

PH: 63623444

EMAIL: helene.hamilton@det.nsw.edu.au