Technology Requirements

Device Selection


St Paul’s College offers a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) system, which grants a higher standard of study, productivity, and independence for our students.

All student devices must meet these basic requirements;

  • Internet access – email and web browsing;
  • Accessibility – student devices are to be present and charged for each day, for daily use;
  • Appropriate protection against physical damage – cases;
  • College rules and policies regarding this program.

When choosing a device for your child, do consider;

  • Your child’s subject requirements;
  • Your child’s personal core needs and usage;
  • Device accessories, which includes (but not limited to); antivirus packages, cases, extra hardware, external storage – and so on.

A Suggested Device Guide is available for viewing and download HERE.

 

 

SuggestionsLaptops


Please visit the link below for our recommended device options;
HP online – BYOD Program

We recommend Chromebooks, or any Windows notebook or laptop based on your child’s needs.
If this is a better suited option, ensure the computer is up-to-date, secure, and able to meet your child’s subject requirements – some are more demanding in usage than others.

Consider accessories based on said needs, such as:

  • Mice
  • Chargers
  • USB drives, or external hard drives for extra storage
  • Antivirus software
  • Servicing/maintenance packages
  • Headphones

 

SuggestionsAPPLE


For iOS users:
Reminder: students are not permitted to use mobile phones as a personal device.

iOS devices offer more versatile, lightweight options for their frequent usage, which includes portability and synchronization.
If this is a better suited option, ensure that the iPad is up-to-date, and is capable of storing what your child may need.

Macbooks – compare to find one appropriate for your child.
iPads – compare to find one appropriate for your child.

Consider accessories for your child’s device, such as:

  • Wireless keyboards
  • Extra charging cables
  • Styluses
  • Headphones

 

Accessories


Some recommended accessories are provided here for your convenience:

BrydgeAir 9.7 Bluetooth Keyboard – Officeworks
Logitech Universal Folio 9-10″ w/ Integrated Keyboard – JB HI-FI – alternatively available at TechBuy
Logitech Type + Folio Keyboard Cover For iPad Air 2 – Harvey Norman
Logitech Slim Folio Case w/ Integrated Bluetooth Keyboard for iPad – Apple – alternatively available at Officeworks
Logitech K380 Multi-Device Bluetooth Keyboard – TechBuy