Our netbook program at the college allows students to use the device which is most effective for them as learners. Recognising the importance of choice, we will offer a number of solutions from which students can choose the most appropriate to suit their individual needs:
- Students may provide their own personally owned Windows-based portable device to be linked to the school network. This could be a Windows-based tablet or netbook/notebook. The minimum requirement is that the device must be running Windows 8.1.
- Students may provide their own personally owned iPad or MacBook to be linked to the school network.
- We will continue to offer the availability of an out of warranty school-owned netbook on loan on an annual basis for the term of the student’s enrolment, for a termly fee of $30, plus an upfront bond of $100.00.
Students are eligible to sign up for Office 365 for Education, which includes Office 365 ProPlus. This allows students to install the latest version of Office on up to 5 PCs or Macs and on other mobile devices including iPad®, and Windows tablets.
Additional software that is currently available on the school-owned netbooks through the Department Edustar image is also available for student download (with one or two exceptions due to licencing restrictions.)
Safe and Secure
To maintain a safe and secure learning environment, a filtered Internet connection is provided for students. They are not permitted to use a personal broadband connection such as a 3G/4G phone network
At school, the students use the computers in class and store them in their lockers at recess, lunch and when they are not required in class.
Students are responsible for their Netbooks. At the end of the day they are asked to take their computers home to re-charge the battery and, where appropriate, to complete work.