Over the past 3 years Dalby State School has been implementing a number of computer options for students in year 4, 5 & 6. Technology has been integrated across the curriculum supporting students to learn within the digital world they live in. These programs have been very successful, starting with our pilot laptop class in 2016 and the commencement of BYOL in 2017 and continuing in 2018.
Moving forward into 2019, Dalby State School will be asking all students in years 4, 5 & 6 to join one of the following 3 computer options. To allow for consistency in these classrooms no booklist will be offered to students in these year levels as supplies will be provided by the school. Parents will only need to choose which option best suits their student and supply a few stationery items.
Option 1- The BYOL program which incurs an annual fee of $100 (BYOL and Resource Levy). This levy covers the cost of school supplies including licensing, online subscriptions, art supplies, textbooks, exercise books, folders, USB Stick, other classroom necessities
The specifications for student owned computers are below:
- Student MUST be an Administrator for that Device
- Anti-virus MUST be installed, prior to the start of school
- Students need to have Microsoft Office installed- Can download for free on the Learning Place
- Wired Mouse
- Headphones with microphone
- DVD Drive optional
- Carry bag to suit (backpack preferred)
|Processor (CPU)||Intel Core i5|
|Wireless||5GHz Wifi + Bluetooth|
|Operating System||Windows 10|
|External Ports||2 x USB, audio and Ethernet (RJ45)|
Option 2 – The Laptop Hire Program runs over three years. Students are provided with a brand new laptop that can be taken home throughout the year. The fee for the Hire Program is outlined below and includes the ICT and Resource Levy of $120, this levy covers licensing, online subscriptions, art supplies, textbooks, exercise books, folders, USB Stick, other classroom necessities.
Option 3 – To provide consistency throughout the classrooms, all parents of students in years 4, 5 & 6 who are not part of the BYOL or Hire Program will be asked to join the Classroom ICT and Resource Levy at a cost of $120. This levy includes; art supplies, textbooks, exercise books, folders, USB Stick, other classroom necessities including the use of a school owned laptop for Technology lessons to be used in the classroom only.
NOTE: As students like to personalise certain school items, we ask that parents supply students with a pencil case which includes the following items: coloured pencils, lead pencils, 2 red pens, erasers, ruler, sharpener, scissors and two glue sticks.
Please return the expression of interest slip to the school office by Monday 17th September, 2018