Office 365


Office 365 for Students

All students have been provided with an Office365 account, using their school email address.
This gives them access to Outlook Mail, Westlake OneDrive (1TB of cloud storage) and Microsoft Office for PC or Mac.

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Accessing Office365

Our Most common links for students are made available through http://start.westlake.school.nz

Login for students is with [email protected]

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Westlake OneDrive (Formerly SkyDrive Pro)

Store, sync, edit and share documents from any device. This cloud storage provides 1TB of space which can be accessed from browsers and apps on PCs, Android Phones, iPads, iPhones and Windows Phones

First time setup:

  1. Go to http://start.westlake.school.nz and click on Westlake OneDrive.
    Login using your email address: [email protected]
  2. You will get a message saying that OneDrive is being setup
  3. After a few minutes this will be available to store and edit, word, powerpoint, excel and onenote documents.
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Outlook Mail

The first time that you use this, you will set up the language and time zone (New Zealand).
You can set up your mail to auto-forward

To do this:

  1. Log into Outlook mail, by going to http://start.westlake.school.nz and clicking on the check mail icon.
    Login using your email address: [email protected]
  2. Click on the Gear icon at upper right of the screen and choose Options
  3. Under account, choose connected accounts
  4. Under forwarding, type in the email address that you would like to forward school email to.
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Microsoft Office Pro Plus

This programme provides access to Office 365 ProPlus, a full version of Office, including:
Word, Powerpoint, Excel, Outlook, Onenote, Access and Publisher

Students can install the software on up to five computers including Windows and Mac. They can also access office mobile applications from a range of mobile devices. The software has the same features and functions as other versions of Office and can be used offline; however students must connect to the Internet once every 30 days to verify they are still eligible for the programme.

Installing Microsoft Office

  • Go to portal.office.com and sign in using your email address
  • Choose Install Office 2016

How long can I keep my license?

Students enrolled at Westlake Boys High School are eligible for the Office 365 Pro Plus License. Students must connect once every 30 days to verify they are still eligible. When the license expires, students retain read-only access to their Micorosft Office files.

Mac or Windows differences
The Windows and Macintosh versions contains all current office applications and integrates fully with Onedrive. As new features are added, the application can be updated. Updates tend to come earlier for PCs than Macs.

How many devices can I install the sotware on?
Each subscription licence allows students to install Microsoft Office on up to five computers. Students can also run Office Mobile for Android or iPhone on up to five mobile devices.