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Before you leave for the school break

June 22nd, 2021|

Just before you leave for the school break, it is helpful to:

  1. Shut down your computer
  2. Switch off the modem
  3. Switch off the power and unplug at the wall socket
  4. Add a post it note reminder to your computer screen stating – turn the modem and power back on

Following these steps can stop a possible power surge or damage to your computer. It also saves energy.

Webmail
If you want to check your webmail over the break, remember the new webmail is here: https://webmail.kindergarten.vic.gov.au/
The username is the full email address.
Please ensure that you know the password for your email account. If you are unsure what the password is, please contact our service desk.

Technology Survey 2021

June 10th, 2021|

We would like to find out what our service member’s most pressing IT needs are and how we can improve the program.

There are six question sections covering technology needs, connectivity, training, service improvements and customer satisfaction.

Survey Online:

https://surveys.kindergarten.vic.gov.au/index.php/827687?lang=en

Complete this 5 minute survey to have your say.

This survey is intended for staff, educators, directors and committee members of Victorian kindergartens that make use of the Kindergarten IT Program

TLDS platform will NOT email Section 2&3 link to the parents automatically.

November 20th, 2020|

TLDS platform will NOT email Section 2&3 links to the parents automatically.
You need to copy and paste the link in an email and send to the parents.

Early Childhood Voices Conference 2020 (ECV2020)

November 18th, 2020|

Happening all through the week of 16th to 20th of November is an international online conference hosted by Charles Sturt University’s Early Childhood Research Group.

It is FREE to register to view the live presentations and busy kindergarten staff can browse a large YouTube playlist of all presentations afterwards.

“The Early Childhood Voices Conference (ECV2020) is a multidisciplinary international conference providing a platform to share research about innovative methods, theories and partnerships with children, families and practitioners that supports social justice during early childhood or within the early childhood sector.”

https://earlychildhoodresearch.csu.domains/early-childhood-voices-conference-2020/

Tip – First steps in response to ransomware

October 22nd, 2020|

As a follow up to Tip – How to take precautions against ransomware, we explain what first actions you can take in response to ransomware  in the Tip – First steps in response to ransomware.

Click here to view the tip.

Tip – How to take precautions against ransomware

October 20th, 2020|

Ransomware is a constantly growing threat for organisations and individuals. We explain what ransomware is and the precautions you should take with our new Tip – How to take precautions against ransomware.

Click here to view the tip.

Tip – How to set Chrome spell check to English (Australia)

October 16th, 2020|

When you are composing text directly into a web application such as Online TLDS, you will need to rely on the spell check built into your browser. To improve your experience, you can set the spell check to English (Australia)

Click here to view the tip.

TLDS – Online TLDS platform is NOT a record keeping tool

September 9th, 2020|

Essentially each service will have your own policy regarding retention of documents for a child’s record. DET has outlined the legislative requirements (Page 5 of Guide to Information sharing ), but services do have freedom within that legislation to make your own policies regarding child assessments.

DET has advised that the Online TLDS should not be used as a record keeping tool, and not relied on to meet kindergartens’ document retention obligations – so a copy of the completed TLDS should be maintained as per each kindergarten’s service policy.

If you require more information, please contact DET directly via psts@education.vic.gov.au

State Library Victoria Online Storytime session 26/08/2020

August 26th, 2020|

State Library Victoria has an online Storytime session today at 9.30 am which you can view by clicking the following link: https://www.slv.vic.gov.au/whats-on/storytime

Online Transition Learning and Development Statement (TLDS) 2020

July 28th, 2020|

The Online Transition Learning and Development Statement (Online TLDS) website is now available. Similar to last year, the following is available on the Kindergarten IT Program website to support you in using the Online TLDS:

Our helpdesk is available Monday-Friday 9am to 5pm if you experience any difficulty or have any questions on how to use the platform.

Email System Upgrade Notification – Wednesday 1st July, 8am.

June 30th, 2020|

Our technicians are performing a scheduled server upgrade on Wednesday 1st July, starting at 8am.

While we do not anticipate any interruption in services, there may be brief delays to emails during this time.

This upgrade is designed to increase the security and reliability of email systems.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Thank you for your understanding.

Information technology support is provided by the State Library Victoria, Community IT Support Team
Monday to Friday from 9.00am to 5.00pm

Phone: 03 8664 7001 Toll Free: 1800 629 835
General Enquiries Email: info@kindergarten.vic.gov.au Technical Support Email: support@kindergarten.vic.gov.au

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TLDS platform will NOT email Section 2&3 link to the parents automatically.

November 20th, 2020|

TLDS platform will NOT email Section 2&3 links to the parents automatically.
You need to copy and paste the link in an email and send to the parents.

Early Childhood Voices Conference 2020 (ECV2020)

November 18th, 2020|

Happening all through the week of 16th to 20th of November is an international online conference hosted by Charles Sturt University’s Early Childhood Research Group.

It is FREE to register to view the live presentations and busy kindergarten staff can browse a large YouTube playlist of all presentations afterwards.

“The Early Childhood Voices Conference (ECV2020) is a multidisciplinary international conference providing a platform to share research about innovative methods, theories and partnerships with children, families and practitioners that supports social justice during early childhood or within the early childhood sector.”

https://earlychildhoodresearch.csu.domains/early-childhood-voices-conference-2020/

Tip – First steps in response to ransomware

October 22nd, 2020|

As a follow up to Tip – How to take precautions against ransomware, we explain what first actions you can take in response to ransomware  in the Tip – First steps in response to ransomware.

Click here to view the tip.

Tip – How to take precautions against ransomware

October 20th, 2020|

Ransomware is a constantly growing threat for organisations and individuals. We explain what ransomware is and the precautions you should take with our new Tip – How to take precautions against ransomware.

Click here to view the tip.

Tip – How to set Chrome spell check to English (Australia)

October 16th, 2020|

When you are composing text directly into a web application such as Online TLDS, you will need to rely on the spell check built into your browser. To improve your experience, you can set the spell check to English (Australia)

Click here to view the tip.

TLDS – Online TLDS platform is NOT a record keeping tool

September 9th, 2020|

Essentially each service will have your own policy regarding retention of documents for a child’s record. DET has outlined the legislative requirements (Page 5 of Guide to Information sharing ), but services do have freedom within that legislation to make your own policies regarding child assessments.

DET has advised that the Online TLDS should not be used as a record keeping tool, and not relied on to meet kindergartens’ document retention obligations – so a copy of the completed TLDS should be maintained as per each kindergarten’s service policy.

If you require more information, please contact DET directly via psts@education.vic.gov.au

State Library Victoria Online Storytime session 26/08/2020

August 26th, 2020|

State Library Victoria has an online Storytime session today at 9.30 am which you can view by clicking the following link: https://www.slv.vic.gov.au/whats-on/storytime

Online Transition Learning and Development Statement (TLDS) 2020

July 28th, 2020|

The Online Transition Learning and Development Statement (Online TLDS) website is now available. Similar to last year, the following is available on the Kindergarten IT Program website to support you in using the Online TLDS:

Our helpdesk is available Monday-Friday 9am to 5pm if you experience any difficulty or have any questions on how to use the platform.

Email System Upgrade Notification – Wednesday 1st July, 8am.

June 30th, 2020|

Our technicians are performing a scheduled server upgrade on Wednesday 1st July, starting at 8am.

While we do not anticipate any interruption in services, there may be brief delays to emails during this time.

This upgrade is designed to increase the security and reliability of email systems.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Thank you for your understanding.

Cyber security threat

June 19th, 2020|

KITP team is aware of a large scale spear phishing attack that is currently being targeted at various Government sectors and organisations in Australia.
Spear phishing is a scam that uses emails to try and capture details from you, and/or load your computer with malware. These emails are designed to look like they come from a trusted source such as a bank or a large Government department but are actually fake.
The KITP systems have not been compromised and all of our networks and systems are up to date and fully patched.
If you receive any email that you are unsure of:
• Do not click on any link or attachment within that email.
• Do not reply to that email.
• Do not forward that email.
• Delete the email immediately.
Please note that opening an email will not cause an issue, it’s what you do after that which is why we have these rules.
If you are unsure about any email please contact our helpdesk on:
Phone: 03 8664 7001
Toll Free: 1800 629 835
If you have any questions please email support@kindergarten.vic.gov.au

Welcome to the new Kindergarten IT Program website

May 29th, 2020|

The eagle eyed among you may of noticed our website looks a little different.

We gave it a little bit of a face lift. We’re keen to hear your feedback, feel free to start a chat with us in the bottom right hand corner of the screen and tell us (desktop only), or email us at info@kindergarten.vic.gov.au

If you really miss the old website, or we might of misplaced or forgotten something, you can check it out here. But let us know what you miss about it, because soon it will disappear for good!

Information technology support is provided by the State Library Victoria, Community IT Support Team
Monday to Friday from 9.00am to 5.00pm

Phone: 03 8664 7001
Toll Free: 1800 629 835
General Enquiries Email: info@kindergarten.vic.gov.au
Technical Support Email: support@kindergarten.vic.gov.au

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