G-Suite For Education

21st Century Learning at NPSC

Nipissing-Parry Sound Catholic District School Board (NPSC) is pleased to announce the implementation of several new technologies for classroom learning. NPSC continues to implement new and diverse learning tools to encourage collaboration, innovation, productivity, creativity and more including but not limited to Google Suite for Education (G-Suite), Makey, Makeys, Sphero and Scratch.

In particular, G Suite has become an integral part of classroom learning. G Suite is a set applications used by tens of millions of students and teachers around the world.

Applications used at NPSC include:

  • Gmail (including Inbox by Gmail)
  • Calendar
  • Classroom
  • Contacts
  • Drive
  • Docs
  • Forms
  • Groups
  • Keep
  • Sheets
  • Sites
  • Slides
  • Talk/Hangouts
  • Vault

These secure, online applications allow staff & students to communicate, create content and collaborate using calendars, document sharing and websites. These applications are different from public Google applications (such as Gmail) in that they are managed by the Board, and have strict filtering and content controls. All student emails are associated with the "npscschool.ca" domain and will run on Google Apps for Education.

The Ontario Ministry of Education has signed an agreement with Google to ensure the security & privacy of student information is protected. No personal student information is collected by Google for commercial purposes. Our data belongs to us. Google does not mine or sell the Board’s information to 3rd parties and there is no advertising.

NPSC students have access to a wide variety of resources and tools to ensure they have the skills they need for 21st Century Learning. These technologies have been adopted to help NPSC continue to realize its strategic priority of helping students reach their full potential, as outlined by the Board’s END statements and Board Improvement Plan for Student Achievement.

Questions pertaining to specific school or classroom resources can be directed to your child’s teacher or principal.