Technology

Device Program

We have had a Device Program running for a number of years now and in recent years, we took the opportunity to review this program and have made some changes to the way we run technology at the College.

Designated
Device Program

The College has transitioned to a Designated Device Program for all Year 7–12 students. These changes were made with learning in mind.

The Device program is one in which the College designates the type of device that is to be used by students. We believe that this ensures that student devices are appropriately matched to classroom requirements and teacher directed learning experiences. Devices are purchased through an online ordering portal to ensure consistency but still owned by the parents. The College has selected a vendor who provides 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. It is optional for Year 5 and highly recommended for Year 6.

This Device program... ensures that student devices are appropriately matched to classroom requirements and teacher directed learning experiences.

The Device Program:

  • helps prevent the disruption to learning that results from failure or incompatibility due to equipment being too old, slow or lacking in specification
  • allows 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.
  • allows staff to assist with minor, on the spot trouble shooting
  • maintains a safe and ethical online environment

More information can be found by visiting the Student Device Purchasing Portal below.

Any student in Year 712 in 2021 who requires a new computer, are asked to purchase through the new portal.

Visit Student Device Purchasing Portal