Internet Access

From Term 1 2017, Victorian government and Catholic schools will use the new Victorian Curriculum F-10. Curriculum related information is currently being reviewed and may be subject to change.

For more information on the curriculum, see:
The Victorian Curriculum F–10 - VCAA

​School leaders manage the internet access at their school. Access should enhance the learning experience for students and teachers.

iiNet is the central supplier of internet to schools, which includes:

  • tools to manage filtering and access
  • a hosting service for the school website
  • email with a 4GB mailbox capacity for each student including email virus and spam filters
  • capacity to retrieve deleted emails on request to iiNet.

For support for these services, see: iiNet contact details

Internet filtering​

Schools can block or allow websites. 

Filters are not fool proof and require supervision and guidance by teachers.

To allow access to a site, schools must consider the quality and safety of the site and consider their duty of care to students. For more information, see: Duty of Care

Default filter settings exclude many online tools that may have value. Schools can allow these sites once they consider the educational value and implications for safe school practice.

Manage internet filters

To manage internet access, see: EduSTAR.ISP Principals are provided with login details for their school.​​

It is​ recommended that:

  • principals set a process to consider allowing sites. The team involved should include curriculum, technical and student representatives.
  • sites are considered according to their educational value, potential to impact positively on student outcomes and potential risks.
  • expected student behaviours when using the internet should be explicit in school policies. See: Student Engagement Policy

Student email

School internet service includes email accounts for students. These are generally required to allow students to join and manage many online tools and environments.

An email address should provide no personal details about the student’s identity (as the school is already identified) . For example: phi001@myschool.vic.edu.au