No father has ever given a child a gift that is superior to good manners.

- Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).

Computer Use Policy

Technology Guidelines

Guidelines for Families
  1. Remember the College Values and Rules

The College’s values – Tolerance, Respect, Understanding, Trustworthiness and Honesty. Please remind your children to behave online in a respectful and courteous way. All communication should adhere to the current ICB ACCEPTABLE USE OF ICT POLICY, THE POSITIVE BEHAVIOUR MANAGEMENT POLICY & PRIMARY BEHAVIOUR MANAGEMENT POLICY.

 

It is a privilege to be allowed access to ICB network. Abuse of that privilege may result in access being revoked. In this case families will be asked to purchase their own software licences to enable re-connection to the network.

 

  1. Establish Routines and Expectations
  • If and when learning goes completely online, students should comply with rules and expectations for online/remote learning.
  • Whilst the location, environment and mode of delivery may be different, the expectations and goals for learning are the same.
  • It would be expected that students maintain a normal school day routine as much as possible.
  • Their lessons will follow the normal timetable whenever possible. This will assist them to plan their day and manage their time.
  • It is important students take breaks from their learning and that these breaks are away from screens.

 

  1. Physical Space and Readiness for learning
  • It is important to establish a space/location where your child will learn most of the time. It should be a quiet place and free from distractions.
  • Your child should be well-prepared for the learning e.g. device is fully charged, learning tools are ready e.g. books, pencils, headsets etc.

 

  1. Productivity / Evidence of Learning

Students will be expected to complete the learning activities set by their teachers and, where necessary, submit evidence of their learning as directed.  Parents may also wish to monitor the work of their children.

 

  1. Communications with Teachers

Teachers will communicate with students via Microsoft Teams (Yr3 – Yr12)/SEESAW (Prep – Yr2).  There will be a Team for each of your child’s classes. Parents can contact their child’s teachers through emails during school hours if they have any questions/queries.  Your child should:

  • Check their emails at the start of each day
  • Join their Team for each class and check their assigned work
  • Follow their class timetable

  1. Begin and end each day with a check-in

It is important that students feel supported during this time. They should begin each day by reading all emails and any announcements. Check-in with your children at the end of each day to discuss their learning and any concerns they may have. Teachers, Heads of Departments and Year Level Coordinators are able to support them via email or via Teams Chat.

 

  1. Students need to take breaks which include physical activity and/or exercise (unless self-isolating)

Make sure your child(ren) remember to move, take regular breaks and exercise. This is important to their health, wellbeing, and their learning. Breaks are an important part of their day and they need to be off-screen during their breaks.

 

Wellbeing Tips for All

  • Practise prayer, meditation and mindfulness each day
  • Eat healthy – plenty of fruit, vegetables and drink lots of water
  • Exercise daily – make it moderate exercise
  • Read books for pleasure
  • Have quality time with your children.

 

Guiding Principles for use of Teams/online platform

Generally lessons will be recorded by the teacher for those students who are unable to ‘attend’ the scheduled session and for students to return to for consolidation.  It is therefore important that the lesson is not interrupted by unnecessary distractions.

 

Please make sure your child/children:

  • Show respect for all members of their Team by being courteous and speaking appropriately
  • Always follow the instructions of the teacher
  • Have a headset (potentially with a microphone)
  • Mute their audio until such time as the teacher instructs them to un-mute
  • Wear modest/appropriate clothing


PLEASE REMEMBER THAT THERE IS NO SUBSTITUTE FOR FACE-TO -FACE LEARNING BUT OUR TEACHERS WILL ENDEAVOUR TO ENGAGE AND CONNECT WITH THEIR STUDENTS ON THE ONLINE LEARNING PLATFORM AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE


Important Information

All rights reserved. No part of any of ICB online/remote learning publications may be reproduced, distributed, or transmitted in any form or by any means, including photocopying, recording, or other electronic or mechanical methods, without the prior written permission from ICB Management. All materials are considered to be the intellectual property of ICB.

Guidelines for Students
Guidelines for Teachers
Glosssary

Computer Use Policies

Acceptable Information Technology Use Policy for Students
Islamic College of Brisbane has a school wide computer network that supports effective student learning across the school’s curriculum. This network also provides student access to the internet and email.
It is important that you and your child are familiar with the guidelines as outlined below.

Responsibilities of Students:

Respecting and protecting the privacy of others – Students will not -
  • share their username and password with anyone else
  • use another student’s network account
  • attempt to change the network in any way
  • distribute private information in any form (including through emails, photographs, mobile phone, or the internet) about themselves or others.
  • Store inappropriate material in their network account
Respecting and protecting the integrity, availability, and security of all electronic resources including:
Observing all network security practices;
  • Not installing any software onto school computers
  • Not accessing any proxy sites that attempt to mask or hide their identity or network activity from the College’s network security;
  • Not hacking or attempting to gain unauthorised access to files or the network of any organisation or individual.
Respecting and protecting the intellectual property of others including:
  • Not altering, moving, or deleting files belonging to others;
  • Not plagiarising, copying, or presenting as their own, the work of others;
  • Not infringing or violating copyright laws (including copying and transmitting documents, software, music, games and/or video files) without license or permission.
Respecting and practising the principles of the Guidelines for Mutual Respect including:
  • Communicating only in ways that are appropriate and respectful. Harassing, insulting, defaming or attacking others through any digital communication amounts to cyber-bullying and is not acceptable.
  • Not accessing, downloading, sending or displaying offensive, abusive, racist, pornographic, sexist, obscene language or excessively violent material in any electronic communication;
  • Not sending emails that contain information which is abusive, impolite, offensive, defamatory, inaccurate, or illegal;
  • Not sending spam, chain letters, or other mass unsolicited mailings;
  • Not accessing sites, applications or files during class time that are not relevant to the lesson and only accessing appropriate sites to complete school work.
Respecting and protecting ICT equipment including:
  • All computers across the school and any peripheral equipment. This also includes interactive white boards, webcams, digital microscopes, lego robotics and cameras.
1. Objectives of Network Access
2. Acceptable User
3. Privileges
4. Netiquette
5. Vandalism
6. Security
7. Non-Liability
8. Netiquette
Pandemic working from home policy (STAFF)

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