Merewether High School

Scientia Ac Labore - Success through knowledge and application.

Telephone02 4969 3855

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

Technology Help

Our Digital Platforms

Merewether High uses a range of digital platforms to support teaching, learning, administration, wellbeing and communication activities.

Moodle is used for online learning.

Sentral is used for student administration by both staff and parents, such as timetables, wellbeing, attendance, markbook and reports.

The Sentral for Parents app provides key communication between the school and parents, search for it in your app store.

Our Website provides vital information about our policies, rules, enrolment, faculties, wellbeing, parent leanring groups, daily routine and extra-curricular activities.

Email is used to communicate directly to parents.

SchoolBytes is for finance, invoices, payments and organizing excursions.

Facebook showcases our learning, sporting and cultural activites through photos and videos.

Accessing Sentral Parent Portal

Visit Sentral Parent Portal for instructions on how to setup your account.

The Parent Portal allows you to monitor your child’s school journey simply and efficiently from any device. The portal is browser-based so will work on any device that has an internet browser. 

Parents can use Sentral to monitor attendance and submit variations of attendance, check wellbeing information, provide accurate contact details and receive emails or text messages about school activities and issues.

Teachers use Sentral to evaluate student learning, aid development and help differentiate teaching to address student needs. It’s simple to create assessments and reports, it’s quick to track attendance, monitor student wellbeing and keep the communication line open with parents - which helps to create more time for teaching.

Student Computer Use

Merewether High recognises the need to prepare students for a rapidly-changing world, where technology plays a large role in our personal, social and professional lives.

Merewether High School students will have the opportunity to bring their own laptop or tablet to school and connect to the DEC wireless network for the purpose of enhancing their learning.

The laptop or tablet must be able to connect to the school WiFi and have specific software or apps installed: to enable the following processes.

  • presentation eg PowerPoint, Keynote, Slides
  • word processing eg Word, Pages, Doc
  • spreadsheet eg Excel, Numbers, Sheets
  • notetaking eg OneNote, Evernote
  • internet Browser eg Explorer, Chrome, Safari
  • all devices must have an active antivirus software installed
  • iPads and Chromebooks do not need antivirus software

Before students bring their devices to school, they will be required to sign a BYOD Student Agreement that sets out how the device can be used at school.

For more information on suggested device requirements and connecting to the school WiFi please go to device options.