Gawler and District College strives to provide a wide range of ICT Services that will assist our students to become responsible, confident and capable Digital Citizens.
ICT provides young people with new and engaging ways to learn, but at the same time, they need to learn how to use this technology, including mobile devices and social networking sites, in a responsible and ethical manner. Students and their parents/caregivers are required to read, discuss and sign the appropriate Cyber Safety Use Agreement for their year level at enrolment and at the beginning of each year - please see the downloadable documents for the appropriate year levels on this page.
We have a range of online ICT services available:
Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Program
GDC BYOD Portal
Daymap Parent Portal
Citrix Remote Access
Learnlink Office 365
1:1 Device Program
In 2020 we are launching our 1:1 ICT Device program. We are about to roll out Chromebooks to all Year 7 to 10 students and Windows laptops to our Year 11 to 12 students. Year 8-12 students will be able to take their laptop home, which will give them 24/7 access to the technology they need for their learning.
Internet access and website filtering at home will be the responsibility of the parent/caregiver.
These devices will be owned by the school and loaned out to students. Students will be expected to abide by the guidelines for the care and use of their device as set out in the ICT User Agreement.
Many students have personally owned devices that can be used to allow them to learn in their own style and at their own pace.
If the devices the students use beyond the school day are the same ones they use for school, the student can seamlessly switch from personal use to learning anytime, anywhere. The resources for learning are accessible to the students 24/7, enabling them to pursue personal interests associated with such learning (this requires internet access when not at school).
Please download the Bring Your Own Device Agreement for more information - it also includes the application form.
We have partnered with JB Hi-Fi to offer you a range of devices that will help you get the most out of your education, now and beyond.
On this portal you will find a range of education specific products at discounted prices. These products have been specifically chosen as they are the most suitable products for the use of students within schools.
More information here
The Daymap Parent Portal is an extension of the Daymap Learning Management System, that provides parents with access to key school and student information, both at home and on the go. It’s an easy-to-use system which allows parents to create and manage their own accounts for Daymap Connect. Access requires only one login and password per parent (with the option to provide multiple logins) to access details for all of your children enrolled in the school.
Our School has invested in Citrix Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), which provides staff and students in year 7 to 12 remote access to school systems from personal devices when not at school. You must have your own internet access for this.
Citrix VDI mirrors a normal school device, providing services such as printing, file storage and Microsoft Office. Citrix supports Windows and Apple laptops as well as Android and Apple mobile devices however a desktop or laptop computer is recommended.
To connect to our Citrix VDI, you will need to install the Citrix Workspace App which can be installed via the associated App store for your device. Students (and staff) can request an appointment with IT staff for help with installing Citrix if needed.
N.B. To use the school wifi service and Citrix on their own device at school, students must be a part of our BYOD program by signing the BYOD Agreement.
Tethering to their phone hotspots means that the College cannot be responsible for website filtering.
Our school has recently expanded the current email service offered to students with additional services, and this is known as LearnLink Office 365.
LearnLink Office 365 is a customised package of Microsoft Office 365, tailored for the South Australian public education system, and is offered at no additional charge to parents/guardians whilst their student remains enrolled at Gawler & District College.
With Office 365 now enabled for students attending Gawler & District College (GDC) in Years 3 to 12, families will be able to use the service online. Also, via their home Internet service, they will be able to download licenced versions of common Microsoft Office applications used in teaching and learning for no charge, and use them after installation without an internet connection. Students will also have their own online storage space for files that can be shared with other students and teachers.
For more information, please see the downloadable Office 365 documents on this page.
- 2020 ICT User Agreement 7 - 12
- 2020 ICT User Agreement 7-12 - for Signing
- 2020 Cybersafety Use Agreement 4 - 6
- 2020 Cybersafety Use Agreement R - 3
- Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Agreement
- BYOD Portal - Information Brochure
- Citrix VDI Installation - Windows 10
- Daymap Parent Portal Quickstart Guide
- Learnlink Office 365 Information
- Learnlink Office 365 - Accessing your Apps