We have had our Device Program running for a number of years now and we have taken the opportunity to review this program and are making a few changes to the way we run technology at the College.
In 2019 the College began the transition from a BYOD program to a Designated Device Program for all Year 7-12 students. These changes are not made lightly and they are made with learning in mind.
This Device program is one in which the College designates the type of device that is to be used by students. We believe that this will ensure that student devices are appropriately matched to classroom requirements and teacher directed learning experiences. Devices will be purchased through an online ordering portal to ensure consistency but still owned by the parents. The College has selected a vendor who will provide competitive options with respect to device cost, insurance, warranty and service. The Device Program is compulsory for all Year 7 students and new students enrolling in other Secondary years according to the roll-out schedule (see link below). It is optional for Year 5 and highly recommended for Year 6.
The Device Program will:
• help prevent the disruption to learning that results from failure or incompatibility due to equipment being too old, slow or lacking in specification
• allow for the introduction of consistent inking and touch capabilities in the classroom in order to enhance engagement, deepen learning, increase feedback, personalise learning and make the best possible use of class time.
• allow staff to assist with minor, on the spot trouble shooting
• maintain a safe and ethical online environment
More information can be found by clicking on this LINK
Any student in year 7-12 in 2021 who requires a new computer, are asked to purchase through the new portal.