About the ICT Program

Melville Senior High School supports the philosophy of using ICT-based pedagogy and approved technologies to support teaching and learning in the school. Melville Senior High School allows staff, students and parents access to the school network to use online services for educational purposes with school-owned resources and approved personally-owned devices according to our Digital Device Policy. Graphic Design Media students are required to bring a MacBook and will be advised separately.

Setting Up Your Digitial Device

Scroll down to read the information about buying and setting up your digital device.

Third-party Service Providers: Permissions required by the school

Your Device: Recommendations on the device to bring and a portal to purchase the device

Recommended Apps: A list of the applications to set up on your device

Mobile Phone Policy: Mobile phones are to be ‘Off and Away All Day’

Third-party Service Providers

Melville SHS uses a range of third-party service providers for applications with students. In alignment with the Department of Education Students Online in Public School Policy, the school must seek permission for students to access network services and notify parents of applications likely to be used. See the button below to view the Melville SHS Third-party service provider document.

The Department undertakes a risk assessment process to assess privacy and security status. Applications are ranked as requiring notification or bundled consent.

Parents/Guardians will receive a communication via Consent2Go for:

  • Permission to have a Network account
  • Permission to use Third-party service provided applications

Any questions regarding this process can be directed to Program Coordinator Technologies and ICT, Mrs Deirdre Lewis at

Your Device

A list of the current recommended models is available through the link to Winthrop Australia. However, the iPad/MacBook can be purchased from the supplier of your choice. Mobile phones are not approved devices and students should not connect mobile phones to the school Wi-Fi at any time.

Click on the button below to access the Winthrop Australia portal. All bundles include an extended warranty and some include accidental damage coverage.

Enter password #melville2020 to access the Winthrop Australia portal.

Mobile Phone Policy

If your child has a mobile phone, please read the Mobile Phone Policy with your child to ensure they understand the appropriate use of mobile phones during school hours, following the ‘Off and Away All Day’ policy. If you require further information on this initiative please contact Student Services by phoning 6274 1321.