• 16 Jul 2020 3:44 PM | Diana Murase (Administrator)

    Thanks to those who attended our online AGM that was originally scheduled for our Term 1 meeting (cancelled due to COVID-19). 

    We had promised a lucky 'door' prize and we are pleased to be sending Lance Pilgrim (Woodleigh) a $100 Uber Eats voucher to shout their team some lunch.

    You can click here to access the presentation from the meeting,  but a brief summary of the discussions below:

    • Membership Report showed 368 members and 112 schools 
    • Schools will not be charged for 2020 renewal due to COVID-19
    • Overview of member resources developed was presented
    • Summary of meetings and topics held throughout the past year
    • Click here to access the financial report (members only)
    • Sponsorship Update with our new sponsors and the process we follow
    • Committee:  Special thanks to John McAlister from Wesley leaving his role as Treasurer and to Ashley Voigt (Mazenod) and Lauren Sayer (Haileybury) for joining the other existing Committee members.
    • Future plans include the Online Device Showcase, Battery Recycling Project, more videos, licence negotiations (Adobe & Microsoft) and PD projects.
    • Special thanks to all our members, school who host events, the Committee, Madeleine (our admin support) and once again John McAlister.

  • 27 Jun 2020 8:30 PM | Anonymous

    The VINE Annual General Meeting will be held online on 15 July from 4:00PM - 5:00PM (UTC+10:00) following cancellation of our scheduled face-to-face meeting in Term 1, due to COVID-19.  

    Click here to find out more and to register. 

  • 26 Mar 2020 1:30 PM | Rob Flavell (Administrator)

    What a challenging beginning to 2020! I'll keep this short, but wanted to communicate a couple of decisions the VINE Committee have made in light of the current circumstances we are all experiencing:

    • There will be no requirement for members (schools or individuals) to pay their annual subscription renewal later this year.
    • There is a new member category created called "COVID-19 Member" which will exist for at least the next 12 months. This membership level will be FREE and will give access to the member forum - valuable for us all to learn from one another. The restriction of only people who are employed by a school will remain for this member category.

    I have also had contact with CompNow around providing cheaper access to Zoom for VINE members. Here is the flyer - for details contact

    Rob Flavell
    VINE President

  • 28 Oct 2019 9:44 AM | Diana Murase (Administrator)


    Microsoft Education Tune-Up Recruiting New Schools!

    We are pleased to now accept expressions of interest for our free Microsoft Education Tune-Up program for Terms 1 and 2, 2020.

    Our team of Education experts are on hand to meet with your school. Through a series of workshops and meetings we will deliver a comprehensive and bespoke strategy which leverages our Education Transformation Framework.

    Uncover answers to questions your school may be asking:

    • Are our school leaders and teachers equipped to deliver 21st Century learning skills for students in an rapidly-changing world?
    • Are we managing and deploying our devices and apps in an efficient and cost-effective manner?
    • Are we best leveraging technology to make our school a more equitable and inclusive institution?
    • Are we getting the most out of our existing Office 365 technology?

    This unique service capitalises on decades of research, global best practice and real evidence to help deliver a strategy tailored to your school’s needs.

    There are limited spaces available for this exclusive program, so reach out now to arrange a meeting with your school’s leadership team.


    About The Team

    1. A Technology Solutions Professional will offer guidance & support to help you; assess your technical readiness; optimise your Office 365 tenant; build your ICT team capacity; recommendations on the right Microsoft partner.
    2. A Learning Delivery Specialist who will help you see the potential of the Microsoft Education solutions; assist you to build a PD strategy to better reach curriculum outcomes and transform classroom time.


    Our Offer / Your Commitment

    • A move toward Office 365 and/or Windows 10 as the major platform in your school;
    • 2x term duration;
    • A technical readiness assessment;
    • Build a focused PD strategy with the LDS;
    • Key stakeholder attendance (incl. Principal or AP) at the Transforming Education Leadership 1-day workshop;
    • ICT Team to attend an M365 for IT Pros 1-day workshop and work directly with our TSP to build their capacity;
    • Your Learning Support/Inclusivity team to attend 1-day Inclusive Classroom workshop;
    • 2+ teachers released for 2 days to be certified as MIE Trainers;
    • Monthly virtual meetings with our team and other schools successfully implementing these tools.

            FIND OUT MORE  >

    Remember, spaces are limited so get in touch now to arrange a meeting with your school’s leadership team.


  • 9 Apr 2019 5:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Family Zone has been announced as gold sponsor for the Victorian ICT Network in Education (VINE) for 2019.

    Please see our media release below:
    FamilyZone named gold sponsor MEDIA RELEASE April 2019

  • 27 Mar 2019 10:45 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Victorian ICT Network for Education (VINE) has announced a partnership with Microsoft to become its inaugural Platinum sponsor.

    Please see our media release below:
    Microsoft named VINE platinum sponsor MEDIA RELEASE March 2019.pdf

  • 27 Mar 2019 10:44 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Technology startup pixevety has been announced as the inaugural gold sponsor for the Victorian ICT Network in Education (VINE) for 2019.

    Please click here to download the media release:
    Pixevety named gold sponsor MEDIA RELEASE March 2019.pdf

  • 27 Mar 2019 10:42 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Technology company Acer has been announced as the inaugural silver sponsor for the Victorian ICT Network in Education (VINE) for 2019.

    Please see our media release below:
    Acer named silver sponsor MEDIA RELEASE March 2019.pdf

  • 18 Mar 2019 11:04 AM | Diana Murase (Administrator)

    CompliSpace recently released a white paper identifying top 12 key risks for schools.  It is no surprise, that 'IT Systems and Security Failures' was right near the top of the list.  They suggest that schools need to be thinking of 'when' not 'if' a breach make take place.  They identified common operational risks as

    • systems/network failures due to power fluctuations
    • hardware/LAN failure
    • loss of data
    • poorly trained staff
    • over dependence on outsourced IT
    • poor management practices and process
    • inadequate use of anti-virus/anti-spam systems

    They suggest the following key steps to assist in addressing the risks:

    • engage a cybersafety expert to conduct a review and identify weaknesses
    • conduct scenario based drills
    • develop and test critical incident response/business interruption plan
    • review policies to address impacts on staff and students safety and welfare

     Click here to download the full article

  • 4 Mar 2019 9:45 AM | Diana Murase (Administrator)

    Schools may wish to get on the front foot in dealing with the latest topic that is doing the rounds at school drops offs..  

    There is a fair bit of debate whether the hoax (similar to blue whale) is true or not, but it certainly has some parents highly concerned.  Whilst there are no doubt several approaches schools can take, (from ignoring - to informing all parents) it may just be the opportunity for a timely reminder on some hints for parents to give them some tools (and comfort) on how they deal with Momo or whatever the next craze is.    It may also be worth getting some value for money from your firewall to see how many students are actually investigating this craze while they are at school...

    Some articles (there are plenty more)

    Description of what Momo is/isn't about

    Generic Youtube safety advice from Family Zone

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