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Getting Started

This page gives you some key tips for getting started with the staff portal area. This portal is run through a cloud-based system called Google Apps for Education, or 'GAFE' for short. 

GAFE comprises a number of core services - gmail, docs, calendar, sites and other tools such as Google Plus, Groups and more. It is a highly flexible and very powerful system.

Follow these steps to get started:
  1. ChromeDownload and install Google Chrome on your computer, this will give you a much better experience.
  2. Open Chrome and type in: staff.oaklands.school.nz in to the address bar (not the search field). This will redirect you to log in with a user name and password. 
  3. Your username is your email address for this system and your password is set by the administrator. You may need to verify your account the first time you use it.
  4. Next you will want to learn how to access your email. Check this page for key tips for using Google Mail...
  5. You may also wish to download some useful apps on your mobile device, check the links below for these...

iOS app downloads

The following apps are all iOS versions - if you have an android device search for 'Google' in the App Store: 

This links are for iOS apps, if you use an Android device, check out the Play Store here...

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