At Cranbourne West Secondary College we value the use of ICT. Together with our Chromebook Program we are committed to using ICT throughout our teaching practices to enhance and improve student outcomes.

As all students have a device it allows our teachers to cater their Teaching and Learning Program to fit the needs of today’s students and to better equip them with the skills they’ll need in the modern world. A large amount of ICT is integrated into the Teaching and Learning program. This program will enable students to;

  • Higher level of engagement in the curriculum
  • Access to additional inclusive education opportunities
  • Improve digital literacy
  • Promote individualised creativity in the classroom
  • Participate in the eSmart cyber safety program
  • Access school resources from inside and outside the college
  • Access to educational content from inside and outside the college
  • Communicate with staff through our online learning program
  • Collaborate with classmates and complete group work in a digital environment.

Google Classroom

Our Chromebook allow seamless integration with the google suite. All of our classes have Google classrooms. Students can access these online classrooms from school and home, allowing students access to classroom resources, complete outstanding classwork or submit assignments. Parents have access to guardian summaries, which can provide insight into their child’s work by providing updates on the following: 

  • Missing work – Work not turned in when the summary was sent.
  • Upcoming work – Work that’s due today and tomorrow (for daily emails) or that’s due in the upcoming week (for weekly emails).
  • Class activity – Announcements, assignments, and questions recently posted by teachers.

Combined with the Chromebook Program this allows students to have a single log on to all these services as well as instant access to any applications or updates that are deployed.

Remote Learning & Remote Re-Engagement

In this post Covid world, schools and teachers need to be prepared to be able to teach their classes face to face as well as teaching remotely. At Cranbourne West Secondary College, we are constantly striving to innovate and prepare our students for a future where technology is not only present, but dominant. In any event where online learning is to occur students will continue their learning timetable with a minimum of disruption and continue with their studies as normal – just from home. Using Google Meet, our teachers conduct classes that are suitable for an online format, taking into account the differences and challenges that online learning can bring. Our online learning program offers students minimal downtime in the result of a lockdown.

We are currently in the planning phase of a remote re-engagement platform that students can access if they are sick or away for any extended periods of time. Students will be able to access particular classes remotely and see the teacher teaching the lesson via weblink or as a video recording. This will not record the video of any students in the class.

Student Email

The student email system is part of each student’s Google Suite account;

  • To login to your Google Docs account, please point your browser to http://www.google.com.au
  • You can login directly to your Google mail account at the following URL, http://mail.google.com
  • Your username is your email address, for example, HOB0022@cwsc.vic.edu.au
  • Your password is the original password you received with your Chromebook.

If you can’t remember your password, or cannot login to your google account, please see the IT technicians.