ICT- Information Communication Technology

Hawker Area School has a strong focus on providing students with enriched learning opportunities, through the integration of information and Communication technologies. We provide an environment that embraces a contemporary digital world, which encourages students to create, communicate and collaborate both locally and globally. Our commitment is in preparing students, their futures and the contribution they can make to our community and the world through the following practices of:

Collaboration      Creation and Design     Personalisation of Learning

Critical Thinking            Global Engagement


The staff of Hawker Area School aim to enhance student learning and ensure we encourage student contribution to a sage digital world. We are able to achieve this through offering a 1:1 Laptops leasing program Years 6-12. Students have access to a suite of publishing and creative tools that allow them to demonstrate critical thinking skills to enable them to find solutions to real-world problems. 

All individuals in our community need to possess literacy in Information and Communication Technologies. This includes computer related knowledge, skills and understanding that enable individuals to function competently and confidently in a society where people are increasingly required to use computer based technology.

E-Technology Policy

Cyber Safety at Hawker Area School

The computer network, Internet access facilities, computers and other ICT equipment/devices bring great benefits to the teaching and learning programs at Hawker Area School, and to the effective operation of the school. The ICT equipment is for educational purposes appropriate to this environment, whether it is owned or leased either partially or wholly by the school, and used on or off the site.

The overall goal of Hawker Area School is to create and maintain a cyber-safety culture that is in keeping with our values and with legislative and professional obligations. The Use Agreement includes information about your obligations, responsibilities, and the nature of possible consequences associated with cyber-safety breaches that undermine the safety of the school environment.

All learners will be issued with a Use Agreement and once signed consent has been returned to school, learners will be able to use the school ICT equipment.

Rigorous cyber-safety practices are in place, which include cyber-safety Use Agreements for staff and learners, who have been involved in the development of the agreement. Child protection education, such as the Keeping Safe child protection curriculum, includes information about remaining safe when using new technologies and is provided to all learners.

Material sent and received using the network may be monitored and filtering and/or monitoring software may be used to restrict access to certain sites and data, including e-mail.

While every reasonable effort is made by schools, preschools and DfE administrators to prevent children's exposure to inappropriate content when using the department's online services, it is not possible to completely eliminate the risk of such exposure. In particular, DfE cannot filter Internet content accessed by your child from home, from other locations away from school or on mobile devices owned by your child. DfE recommends the use of appropriate Internet filtering software.

More information about Internet filtering can be found on the websites of the Australian Communications and Media Authority at www.acma.gov.au the Kids Helpline at www.kidshelp.com.au and Bullying No Way at www.bullyingnoway.com.au

Please contact the principal, if you have any concerns about your child's safety in using the Internet and ICT equipment/devices.

Important terms:


refers to the safe use of the Internet and ICT equipment/devices, including mobile phones.

'Cyber bullying'

is bullying which uses e-technology as a means of victimising others. It is the use of an Internet service or mobile technologies - such as e-mail, chat room discussion groups, instant messaging, webpages or SMS (text messaging) - with the intention of harming another person.

'School and preschool ICT'

refers to the schools or preschool's computer network, Internet access facilities, computers, and other ICT equipment/devices as outlined below.

'ICT equipment/devices'

includes computers (such as desktops, laptops, PDAs), storage devices (such as USB and flash memory devices, CDs, DVDs, floppy disks, iPods, MP3 players), cameras (such as video and digital cameras and webcams), all types of mobile phones, gaming consoles, video and audio players/receivers (such as portable CD and DVD players), and any other, similar, technologies.

'Inappropriate material'

means material that deals with matters such as sex, cruelty or violence in a manner that is likely to be injurious to children or incompatible with a school or preschool environment.


occurs when computers or other electronic communication equipment/devices (e.g. Internet, mobile phones) are used to commit an offence, are targeted in an offence, or act as storage devices in an offence.

E-Technology Guidelines

Click on the following for further information


E-Technology Form

The DfE Online Form - Permission to use image, video, voice or creative work


Learn link 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 Hawker Area School.

When enabled, students and families at Hawker Area School will be able to download licenced versions of common applications used in teaching and learning for no charge, and use them without an internet connection. They will also have their own online storage space for files that can be shared with other students and teachers. 

What is Learnlink Office 365?

LearnLink Office 365 provides students with an email and collaboration platform to create and/or upload/share content. This may include websites, presentations, written, audio, images and video material as part of their educational program.

All data and information within LearnLink Office 365 is stored within an Australian based ‘cloud’ and provides the following services to students.

Open the following documents regarding further important information about Learnlink Office 365

HAS LearnLink Office 365 Parent Info

HAS LearnLink Office 365 CONSENT Form

Student Cyber Safety Agreement’s – Consent Forms

Cybersafety F-3

Cybersafety 4-7

Cybersafety 8-12


Wirreanda Terrace
Hawker SA 5434

Phone: 08 8648 4003
Fax: 08 8648 4149