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Introduction of GSuite for Education for older classes

posted Oct 9, 2019, 7:24 AM by Owen Breslin   [ updated Oct 9, 2019, 7:28 AM ]

To Parents and Guardians,

At Scoil Shinchill we plan to introduce the use G Suite for Education, and we are seeking your permission to provide and manage a G Suite for Education account for your child.

G Suite for Education is a set of education productivity tools from Google including Gmail, Calendar, Docs, Classroom, and more used by tens of millions of students and teachers around the world. At Scoil Shinchill, students will use their G Suite accounts to complete assignments, and keep a portfolio of their work, sign into their Chromebooks and learn 21st century digital citizenship skills. 

It is important to note that while pupils will use an email address to sign into their account, we currently have no plans to allow pupils use Gmail and indeed this facility has been deactivated for students in our school.

As parents may have queries regarding how google collect and use data, we have prepared a document that will answer some common questions. This can be viewed at

Permission slips will be circulated in the coming days and we ask parents to read them and sign them and return them if they agree to the creation to a Gsuite account for their child. 

Please note that while we see this as a very positive thing for our pupils, this is not compulsory and after careful reflection if any parents decide that they do not wish for a gsuite account to be created then on e will not be created for their child.