Configuring your Laptop for School

Please note, it is important to ensure your laptop is unpacked and ready for use with an account configured prior to commencing this process. 

1. Connecting to a Wireless Network

In order for this process to be successful, you will need to ensure your laptop is connected to a wireless network. This can be your home wireless, a mobile hot spot or the Oakhill College wireless. If you are unsure how to connect to a wireless network we have prepared the following guides for your reference:

2. Installation of the Oakhill College Certificate

In order for students to successfully browser the internet through the Oakhill College firewall, they are required to install a certificate which will be used to identify the trusted partnership between your device and our network. Students can download the certificate via the Insight page, Navigate to the Student Menu and Click the first option which is “Oakhill Internet Certificate”, alternatively they can click the following link which will prompt the download to commence immediately: Oakhill Internet Certificate

3. Install the Google Chrome Browser

During your child’s time at Oakhill they will be predominately working within the Google Apps for Education suite, which includes Google Docs & Google Drive for content creation, sharing & submission of work. It is recommended that students operate within the Google Chrome browser while at School and set the browser as the default.

Students can download the Google Chrome browser from the following link: Google Chrome Download

4. Installation of the Microsoft Office

Each student is provided a licensed copy of Microsoft Office as a part of their school Office365 account (which includes their College email address). In order to monitor the installation of Office, students will be required to log into their school email account to activate the Office suite.

In order to install microsoft office, please follow the following step by step guide we have created to assist with this process:

5. Configuration of Google Chrome Homepage

Each student is asked to set their Google Chrome homepage to Oaklife. Oaklife is the College intranet where students can view daily notices, authenticate to all services related to Oakhill College including, Google Drive, Email & Office365. Oaklife can be found at the following web address:

If you are having trouble setting the homepage in your Google Chrome browser, we have created the following article to assist with the process: