Newcastle High School

Quality education in a caring environment

Telephone02 4969 3177

Emailnewcastle-h.school@det.nsw.edu.au

Technology Overview

Technology at Newcastle High School

Student devices can be connected to our network which will provide them with free WiFi and free software to use such as Microsoft Office and Adobe products. Read BYOD Information (PDF 578.2KB) for information on BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) details at Newcastle High School, including frequently asked questions, program device specifications and software requirements. Students who wish to bring a device to school must read the BYOD Student Agreement (PDF 586.5KB) in the company of a parent/carer.

The Electronic Devices Policy (PDF 1MB) covers the appropriate use of electronic devices at Newcastle High School as well as the appropriate use of the network resources, internet and email systems.

Sentral Student Portal

Students go to Sentral Student Login and sign in using their regular Department of Education (DoE) username and password. Class teachers will guide students in the use of the Canvas and the Sentral Student Portal, which can provide ongoing support for learning beyond the classroom.

All students are provided with free access to Google Suite and Microsoft Office 365 where they may store ​all their documents and files safely and securely in the cloud. This may be accessed at home or at school using the same DoE login. Access to G Suite and Office 365 is easy via the Sentral Student Portal. 

Sentral Parent Portal

Parents go to Sentral Parent Portal to access Sentral by registering for a free account. All parents and carers receive an email containing a  key that allows access to their child's learning. Details such as attendance, timetable, positive awards and daily notices can be viewed on the portal page.

Frequently Asked Questions - Parent Portal

Canvas Learning Management System

Canvas is the primary learning management ​system at Newcastle High School.

It allows students to receive assignments and worksheets, submit work, access videos, quizzes, collaboration tools and discussion forums.

The Canvas address for all staff and students is https://nhs.instructure.com/

All staff and students login using their DoE portal accounts ie firstname.lastname1@det.nsw.edu.au