This page gives help, advice and important information for using this website stmarysmenston.org
NOTE: St. Mary's staff can use our extensive ICT Help desk including reporting all problems and detailed helpsheets for using ICT at St. Mary's.
Why St. Mary's have a website
We aim for our website to:
If you would like any further information about this website, please contact us
Suggested reasons to contact us:
Submit feedback (both positive and negative)
Tell us about a bug or mistake
A feature request
Help finding some information on the website
Request something be deleted from the website (for example, an image)
We try to ensure our pages can be accessed by as many people as possible. The site has been designed to HTML guidelines. In addition, throughout the development of this site we have tried to follow the guidelines set out by the Web Accessibility Initiative
Paper copies of information on the website are provided to parents on request without charge. Where the information is required as a translation, in Braille or audio tape no charge is to be made for parents.
HTML5 is the new technology making the 'web platform' more powerful in a number of different areas. For example, HTML5 content works on iPhones and iPads. At St. Mary's Menston we are moving our website over to HTML5 and already 100% do not use outdated technology such as Adobe Flash which drains battery life, does not work on iOS (Apple devices) or Microsoft Windows 8 'modern mode'.
This site has been tested on iPhone, iPad (iOS 6), Safari, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer 9 and 10, Google Android.
Some of the content on our requires that a small program, known as a 'plugin', is installed on your machine:
- Many of our documents are provided in PDF format. A reason for this is that it makes the documents easy to view and print out. If you need to add support for opening PDF files, you can download and install the Acrobat Reader
software from Adobe.
On certain websites, printing web pages can be a problem. Often the amount of information on the screen does not fit the A4 paper format of your printer, meaning that information can be lost.Web browsers provide a print function, trying to automatically adjusting the size of the web page to fit on A4 paper.
Whilst we have tested that printing out pages on our website works well, many of our web pages have the option of downloading the content as a Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF document that will print out easily with the correct formatting.
Subscribing to St. Mary's Menston Official Calendar
We have an online calendar that always contains the latest information. For example, it includes sports fixtures. You can view it online or 'subscribe' to add it to your calendar software on your smartphone, home computer or iPad. The benefit of subscribing is any changes made to the calendar, for example because of snow are automatically updated on your calendar. It is free and easy to subscribe to it - all you have to do is click the link below and accept the subscription.
St. Mary's Menston Contact Information vCard
This electronic contact card, or vCard, can be read by most email software (including Windows 8, Microsoft Outlook, iPad and iPhone) and can be an easy way to save contact details.