Parents' ICT Portal

 

Welcome to St. Mary’s CBS, Portlaoise parents’ portal for our ICT facilities. On this page, you will find links to the various services that support our engagement with parents; communication between teachers, students and parents; and the tools that support our iPad programme.

You will find links, support info, links to instructions and the option to contact us for support.

VSware

View your son’s attendance, timetable and behaviour. Pay fees online.

ZuluDesk

Manage your son’s iPad, including Apps and restrictions. Ideal for homework supervision

(1st & 2nd year only)

Schoolbag.ie

Schoolbag ensures that every night, You know what homework has been assigned to your son.

Office 365

Office 365 allows you access all your school files and notes. You can also download MS Office (Word, Excel & PowerPoint) to your Home PC or other mobile devices (Windows Mobile, iOS and Android)

iPad Programme

 

This is our fifth year to roll out iPads to our First Year classes. Each year, the project has gone from strength to strength – with every year seeing new improvements designed to make the learning experience of our students more enjoyable and positive.

Further information will be available soon.

Information and Frequently Asked Questions

Information for students progressing to 2nd year in 2016/17

All students progressing to second year with iPads must order their schoolbooks before the start of term. Orders may be placed with the schools’s technology partner, Wriggle, here.

Information for prospective students first years intending join the scheme in 2017/18

We shortly provide information on the iPad programme for the incoming class of 2017/18. That information will include:

  1. How to join the scheme
  2. How to purchase a new device or bring your own
  3. How to get digital textbooks
  4. Important dates and deadlines

Resources to help with …

Internet Safety & Filtering

Webwise.ie – Webwise is a Department of Education website designed to support parents and teachers with internet safety.

OpenDNS.com – Is a service that allows you to filter your home internet connection. It has a basic free version.

Have you a question?

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