In 2017 we began offering students in year’s 4 to 6 the opportunity to join our Bring your own Laptop (BYOL) program. This new and exciting initiative has been a huge success and we are pleased that we will be able to continue using BYOL and other computer options in future years. Towards the end of each year expression of interest forms will be sent home with students outlining the requirements and fees for the next year’s program.
In 2018 the following computer options will be available for students in year 4 to 6
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
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.
BYOL is a new pathway supporting the delivery of 21st century learning. It is a term used to describe a digital device ownership model where students or staff use their personally-owned laptop to access the department’s information and communication (ICT) network.
Access to the department’s ICT network is provided only if the laptop meets the department's security requirement which, at a minimum, requires that anti-virus software has been installed, is running and is kept updated on the device.
Students and staff are responsible for the security, integrity, insurance and maintenance of their personal laptops and their private network accounts.
We have chosen to support the implementation of a BYOL model because:
BYOL recognizes the demand for seamless movement between school, work, home and play
our BYOL program assists students to improve their learning outcomes in a contemporary educational setting
assisting students to become responsible digital citizens enhances the teaching learning process and achievement of student outcomes as well as the skills and experiences that will prepare them for their future studies and careers.
Before acquiring a laptop to use at school the parent or caregiver and student should be aware of the school’s specification of appropriate laptop types, operating system requirements and software. These specifications relate to the suitability of the laptop to enabling class activities, meeting student needs and promoting safe and secure access to the department’s network. Refer to the Computer Handbook (PDF, 1.2MB).
||Intel Core i5|
||5GHz WiFi + Bluetooth|
||500GB HDD or 256GB SSD|
||2 USB, Audio, Ethernet (RJ45)|
||3 years |