Welcome to the Patterson River Secondary College IT Portal

For News, Software, Timetables and IT Resources

SCHOOL NEWS

General news from around the School, if you’d like something displayed on the IT Portal please log a job.

IT SUPPORT

If you need assistance with an IT problem and aren’t sure of the process, please follow the IT support guidelines in the links page.

SOFTWARE

Where possible we will share software on our website or links to download it, most basic programs are housed within VMWare.

Latest News

Information relating to all school based activities

Planned Power Outage 28/06/2021

Dear Students & Staff, There will be a planned power outage on Monday 28th of June. (First week of School Holidays) PRSC Services will be unavailable throughout the day.  Estimated[…]

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New VMware Instructions for Mac

Updated instructions for Apple Macbook machines

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PRSC IT Services

Flexability through BYOD

Why is BYOD the future and why we use BYOD at Patterson River Secondary College 

Computers are simply learning tools in today’s education environment. Allowing students to bring their own devices lets students choose the tools for learning they feel most comfortable with. Leveraged with VMware virtual desktop technologies brings a cost effective solution that 

Why we use VMware

VMware was deployed to provide a standard operating environment across the college for all basic computer use. VMware also helps provide a cost effect solution by allowing the school to purchase software licensing removing the need for students to pay extra for these resources.

STANDARDISED OPERATING ENVIRONMENT

Helps teachers put together a lesson based on all students having access to the same software.

REMOTE ACCESS TO FILES AND SOFTWARE

Access to VMware is available from outside the school and at home during the weekends and school holidays.

EASY TO USE

The look and feel of a school computer on your own device. You can also share your work between your own device and the virtual computer.

COST EFFECTIVE

Saves money by providing software on the VMware platform so you dont need to pay for software licenses.

PAPERCUT and PRINTING

Environmental Impact from Printing

In 2009 Patterson River Secondary College transitioned to Papercut print recovery  solution

PRINT RECOVERY

Since the introduction of Papercut Print Recovery we have dramatically reducing the amount of waste paper we produce.

WEB PRINT

Did you know you can print from any device in the school without having a printer installed, check the web print feature in the links page.

INTELLIGENT PHOTOCOPIERS

Our current fleet of Photocopiers have a detector to sense movement, if the photocopiers dont detect movement for 3 minutes they go into power saving standby.

PHOTOCOPIER RELEASE

With the introduction of releasing print jobs from photocopiers, the college not only became more efficient in reducing bottle necks at printers but also reduced its paper use volume by 1/3.

Classroom Facilities

Every Classroom has a projector

Classrooms are an evolving landscape, Chalkboards are a long distance memory and whiteboards while functional needed some visual assistance.. We provide this with a projector and audio in every classroom.

WIRELESS PROJECTORS

No cables… No worries! We provide teachers with the ability to project wirelessly in every classroom.

BRING THE NOISE

Amplified Audio from every projector in every room.

PROJECTOR CONTROLLERS

The majority of rooms with ultra short throw projectors are provided with Epson control boxes so you dont need to worry about the remote.

HDMI FOR HIGH QUALITY

When you really want your presentation to shine, We have HD HDMI Cables fitted to the wall of each classrom.

Contact us

If you have questions please visit the IT office window on the outside of the library, if you are outside the school and require assistance please call the school and ask to speak to the IT Dept.

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