The Department of Education’s online environment called Connect provides teachers, students and parents with secure access to a collaborative online learning environment via the internet.

Please read the Connect Parent Flyer with information about Connect and you can view a brief video providing an overview of Connect by typing this URL into the address bar of your internet browser.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_JSJvX23fyo

The aim of Connect is to provide a secure internet service that will allow teacher’s to provide information about the teaching and learning activities occurring in the classroom directly to the parents of students in this class. Participation in Connect is optional for parents, if you would like to take part you will require internet access and a computer.  No additional software is required. The Department of Education will issue you with a unique user name and password which will provide you with access to Connect.

Initially, Connect will allow teacher’s to provide general class information to you about the teaching and learning activities that his/her class are undertaking. In the future, the service may be further developed to allow more flexible communication between parents and teachers as well as providing personalised information about your child’s learning activities and progress.

In order for you to take part in Connect, please review the Connect Conditions of Use for Parents and, if you agree, please print and sign the Connect Registration for Parents form Registration Form for Parents and return this to the school. You will then be confidentially issued with your unique user name and password as well as access details for Connect.