Ultranet gets 'turned on' by Vic govt

The Victorian Government has today activated the first phase of the Ultranet, an electronic learning website that is part of a $60.5 million education project.

The Victorian Government has today activated the first phase of the Ultranet, an electronic learning website that is part of a $60.5 million education project.

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"The first phase of the Ultranet will connect 550,000 students and teachers and allow them to access cutting edge digital resources and work with fellow students and colleagues across Victoria," Education Minister Bronwyn Pike said in a statement.

The project is being rolled out in a $3 million contract with Darwin-based IT firm CSG.

According to today's announcement, Ringwood Secondary College and Croydon Hills Primary School were the first in Victoria to log on to the Ultranet, with the rest of the state's government schools due to be switched on by the end of September. Ultranet will allow schools to provide information to students and teachers and will enable communication between them.

In the second phase of the roll-out, the Ultranet will allow parents to view their child's academic progress, attendance records, student timetables as well as read teacher feedback and school announcements.