ICT Facilities

ICT Facilities throughout the college provide teachers and students with a broad range of technologies to enhance student learning.

Special purpose areas:  

  • Library with 2 computer classroom areas.  

  • Specialist media and Computing lab with the Adobe CC Suite. 

  • Primary students have access to netbooks and iPads.    

  • All of our general classrooms have interactive projectors.     

  • Specialist programs Music and LOTE have class sets of iPads.

 

Infrastructure

  • Wireless Access - 48 access points across the college. PPSK secure access provided to all students

  • Current existing fleet of over 100 desktop computers for specialist classes.

  • We maintain a highly reliable network with 99% uptime

  • High speed fiber-optic backbone

  • All network switching replaced in 2017

BYOD - Bring your own device. BYOD, is a technology trend in the education and corporate environments worldwide. Students are more comfortable using their personal device and become expert at using it, making them more productive. Our program is designed to give students and families the freedom to make technology choices that suit them and all their circumstances. The network and Internet are filtered, providing a safe environment for students. All students from Years 5 - 10 are required to bring their own device (BYOD).

Information Guide 2019

New Parent Presentation 2018

Access the BYOD Purchase Portal 

 

Parent Communication 

 

COMPASS 

Macleod College uses an online communication portal called COMPASS to share information for students and parents including:

  • News items

  • Receive SMS messages

  • Email contacts

  • School curriculum resources

  • Lesson plans

  • View learning tasks and results

  • View your children’s timetables

  • Check and approve your children’s attendance 

  • Book parent/teacher conferences

  • View and download student reports

  • Course Confirmation - payment option for school charges

  • Events - consent and payment

Macleod College uses COMPASS as a primary means of communication between school and home, and we have provided each family with a PARENT LOGIN. We ask that you check COMPASS regularly as it will provide you with important information about school events through the news feed and calendar.

How to access COMPASS:
Click on the COMPASS button on the school website (www.macleod.vic.edu.au),  or
Use the following web address: https://macleod-vic.compass.education

How to log in to COMPASS:
Once you are on the COMPASS login screen, use your unique USERNAME LOGIN. You will be able to use COMPASS immediately. It is very important that these login details are NOT given to students. All students have their own login details and should not have any reason to use the parent login. 

 

Social Media

Facebook is used to share stories about school life, activities and events. The college Facebook page is www.facebook.com/macleodcollege


Instagram
is also used to share news and activities 

The college Instagram page is https://instagram.com/macleodcollege