Upcoming Events:

School Year 2017/2018

Tuesday 29th August 2017

Training of Peer Mentor       10:00am – 1:00pm

Staff Planning/Meetings       9:30am – 4:00pm

Wednesday, 30th August 2017

1st Year Students and Peer Mentors                 9:30am to 1:00pm

Parents/Guardians of 1st Years                          9:30am to 10:15am

Staff meet Parents                                                 9:30 am to 10:15am

Staff Planning                                                         10:15am to 4:00pm

Thursday 31st August 2017

School Year 2016/2017 Holidays

October Midterm Break: Close on Friday, 27th October 2017. Reopen on Monday, 6th November 2017.

Christmas Holidays: Close on Friday, 22nd December 2017. Reopen on Monday, 8th January 2018.

February Midterm Break: Close on Friday, 9h February 2018. Reopen on Monday, 19th February 2018.

St. Patrick’s Day Holiday: Closed on Monday 19th March 2018.

Easter Holidays: Close on Friday, 23rd March 2018. Reopen on Monday, 9th April 2018.

May Bank Holiday: Closed on Monday 7th May 2018.

Summer Holidays: Closing on Friday, 1st June 2018.

State Exams: Wednesday 6th June 2018

 

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College News & Events

ICT / Acceptable Usage Policy

Acceptable Usage Policy

The aim of this Acceptable Usage Policy is to ensure that pupils will benefit from learning opportunities offered by the school’s Internet resources in a safe and effective manner. Internet use and access is considered both a school resource and privilege. Therefore, if the school AUP is not adhered to this privilege will be withdrawn and appropriate sanctions – as outlined in the AUP – will be imposed.

Before signing, the AUP should be read carefully to ensure that the conditions of use are accepted and understood.

Our School’s Strategy

The school employs a number of strategies in order to maximise learning opportunities and reduce risks associated with the Internet. These strategies are as follows:

General

  • Internet usage by pupils will always be supervised by a teacher.
  • Filtering software and/or equivalent systems will be used in order to minimise the risk of exposure to inappropriate material. Our filtering system is provided by ‘Fortiguard Web Filtering’ through the NCTE.
  • The school will regularly monitor pupils’ Internet usage.
  • Parents can access advice on safe internet usage by visiting www.webwise.ie
  • Uploading and downloading of non-approved software will not be permitted.
  • Virus protection software will be used and updated on a regular basis.
  • The use of personal floppy disks, memory sticks, CD-ROMs, or other digital storage media in school requires ICT teacher’s permission.
  • Students will treat others with respect at all times and will not undertake any actions that may bring the school into disrepute.

World Wide Web

  • Students will not intentionally visit Internet sites that contain obscene, illegal, hateful or otherwise objectionable materials. Our filtering system makes this almost impossible.
  • Students will use the Internet for educational purposes only.
  • Students will not copy information into assignments and fail to acknowledge the source (plagiarism and copyright infringement).
  • Students will never disclose or publicise personal information.
  • Downloading materials or images not relevant to their studies, is in direct breach of the school’s acceptable use policy.
  • Students will be made aware that any usage, including distributing or receiving information, school-related or personal, may be monitored for unusual activity, security and/or network management reasons.

School Website

  • Pupils will be given the opportunity to publish projects, artwork or school work on the World Wide Web in accordance with and approval of the principal and web administration team regarding the content that can be loaded to the school’s website
  • The website will be regularly checked to ensure that there is no content that compromises the safety of pupils or staff.
  • Persons only with administrative rights can  make additions to website or blog
  • The publication of student work will be co-ordinated by a teacher.
  • The school will endeavour to use digital photographs, audio or video clips focusing on group activities. Content focusing on individual students will not be published on the school website without the parental permission.
  • Personal pupil information including home address and contact details will be omitted from school web pages.
  • The school website will avoid publishing the first name and last name of individuals in a photograph.
  • The school will ensure that the image files are appropriately named – will not use pupils’ names in image file names or ALT tags if published on the web.
  • Pupils will continue to own the copyright on any work published.

Personal Devices

Pupils using their own technology in school, such as leaving a mobile phone turned on or using it in class, sending nuisance text messages, or the unauthorised taking of images with a mobile phone camera, still or moving is in direct breach of the school’s acceptable use policy.

Legislation

The school will provide information on the following legislation relating to use of the Internet which teachers, students and parents should familiarise themselves with:

  • Data Protection (Amendment) Act 2003
  • Child Trafficking and Pornography Act 1998
  • Interception Act 1993
  • Video Recordings Act 1989
  • Data Protection Act 1988

Support Structures

The school will inform students and parents of key support structures and organisations that deal with illegal material or harmful use of the Internet.

Sanctions

Misuse of the Internet, email, school website or blogs will result in disciplinary action, including yellow/red card system, withdrawal of access privileges. The school also reserves the right to report any illegal activities to the appropriate authorities.

Consent Form for Lanesboro Community College, Lanesboro, Co. Longford.

Please review the attached school Internet Acceptable Use Policy, sign and return this permission form to the Principal.

Name of Pupil _______________________

Year of Pupil ________________________

Pupil

I agree to follow the school’s Acceptable Use Policy on the use of the Internet. I will use the Internet in a responsible way and obey all the rules explained to me by the school.

 

Pupil’s Signature: ________________________ Date:_____________

 

Parent/Guardian

As the parent or legal guardian of the above pupil, I have read the Acceptable Use Policy and grant permission for my son or daughter or the child in my care to access the Internet. I understand that Internet access is intended for educational purposes. I also understand that every reasonable precaution has been taken by the school to provide for online safety but the school cannot be held responsible if pupils accidentaly or purposely access unsuitable websites. Pupils using the internet will always be supervised.

I accept the above paragraph □       I do not accept the above paragraph

(Please tick as appropriate)

In relation to the school website, I accept that, if the school considers it appropriate, my child’s schoolwork may be chosen for inclusion on the website. I understand and accept the terms of the Acceptable Use Policy relating to publishing children’s work on the school website. Work to be posted on the website may include examples of the following: Project work, art work, creative writing etc.

I accept the above paragraph □       I do not accept the above paragraph □

(Please tick as appropriate)

In relation to the school website, I accept that, if the school considers it appropriate, my child’s photograph may be chosen for inclusion on the website. I understand and accept the terms of the Acceptable Use Policy relating to publishing children’s photographs on the school website. Children will never be photographed alone. The school will avoid using names where possible. If names are used, only first names will be posted.

I accept the above paragraph □       I do not accept the above paragraph

(Please tick as appropriate)

 

Signature: _____________________________       Date: _______________

Print Name _____________________________



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