Catholic Schools Office Wagga Wagga - Annual Report 2012

Knowledge Management & ICT

Head of Team: Michael Vineburg

PRIORITY FOUR |

 

The CSO ICT Team provides support and direction for Information and Communications Technologies and Knowledge Management  for the Catholic Schools Office and to diocesan schools.

 

In keeping with the Bishop’s mandate we are tasked with ensuring that education in the Catholic School is both for the good of the individual and the common good leading to authentic transformation of persons and society as a whole.  Therefore our focus must ensure that we create safe and supportive environments for all those that work in our Diocese.

 

 

 

 

During the 2012 school year the ICT team focused their energy around the following strategic intents from the Diocesan Strategic Plan ;

 

Strategic Intent 4.2  |  Responding strategically to the demands of contemporary information management and ICT for learning and management.

 

Throughout 2012 there has been much achieved in the area of ICT and Knowledge Management aimed at supporting these strategic intents, This has included;

 

Planning for reliable internet connections to all schools by ensuring each site has a fibre connection (to be implemented for the final 7 primary school sites in 2013)

Supporting the planning and implementation of networks in schools as part of BER and DER initiatives.

Reviewing and beginning work on development of Staff/ Student  Responsible Use policies (to be completed in 2013).

Assisting schools with the use of mobile devices in school networks for learning and teaching.

Implementing a unified diocesan Identity Management System (IMS) to allow streamlined access to learning resources and ICT systems  for students and teachers

Implementing a new Web Security / Content Filtering (Zscaler) system to provide a managed internet service for learning and teaching

Implementing a new email system (Google Mail) to provide email access for staff and students.

Implementing a web based platform for learning and teaching and collaboration for students and teachers (Google Apps)

Providing access to video conferencing (VC)  at all sites and VC promoted as a means of collaboration. This has been critical for key projects such as PHRIS (Payroll System)  ,Identity Management , Web Filtering and Google Apps.

Responding to the flood emergency of March 2012 and evaluating that response (further work to be undertaken on disaster planning in 2013/14)

 

 

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