Student Online Policy

Consent for 3rd Party Applications

Parents and Guardians must provide consent for their young person to access 3rd party applications used at the College.

Joseph Banks Secondary College provides staff, students and in some cases families, access to Department of Education online services. These enhance the contemporary learning opportunities available to students and the range of teaching tools available to staff to deliver the Western Australian Curriculum.

The Department’s online services currently provide students with access to:

  • individual email and calendar accounts;
  • the internet, with all reasonable care taken by central office and schools to monitor and control students’ access to websites while at school;
  • online teaching and learning services such as web-conferencing and digital resources;
  • online file storage and sharing services; and
  • these online services at locations other than school.

In 2021 the Australian Government has introduced legislation that requires schools to seek permission from parents and guardians to provide access to additional services outside of the above list.

Thus, the College is now seeking permission to provide your child access to additional services. These services have been identified and are used to enhance student learning outcomes.

The College is currently using these services ( that require us to notify parents and guardians of their use, but not seek permission. Please consider this form and the above link your notification of the College’s use of these applications.

Please note that while every reasonable effort is made by schools and the Department to prevent student exposure to inappropriate online content when using Department provided online services, it is not possible to eliminate the risk of such exposure.

Please be aware that the Department has the right to review, audit, intercept, access and disclose messages created, received, or sent over Department online services. Logs of email transactions and internet access data are kept for administrative, legal and security purposes and may be monitored. Like other corporate records, emails and internet access records are discoverable in the event of legal action and are subject to provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 1992. (

Please also be aware that general internet browsing not conducted via the Department’s network is not monitored or filtered by the Department. The Department encourages close family supervision of all internet use by children in locations other than school, and strongly recommends the use of appropriate internet filtering software. Advice on managing internet use at home can be found on the Office of the E-Safety Commissioner website (

You can find a list of all the College used apps, and their rating at:

Please provide consent to use our applications by following the below instructions:

  1. Navigate to our online consent form.
  2. Complete the consent form for each of your children. You will need to complete this permission form multiple times if you have multiple children.

Please take careful consideration when selecting to not provide consent, while the College will make every attempt to ensure your child receives equal opportunities and outcomes, these applications have been chosen to enhance their learning and skills. By not completing this consent form, your child(ren) will lose access to applications provided by the College. Please note that applications provided by the Department of Education, such as Office 365 and WebEx are exempt from this permission form.