LAPTOP & iPAD PROGRAMMES
St Brigid’s College continues to extend our curriculum and build on our students’ knowledge of the vast array of technology available to them. Our 1:1 Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) program has been a great success to date and the students have benefited greatly.
Under the BYOD Program, students in Years 7-12 are expected to bring their own computing device to school each day. This personal computing device needs to meet device specifications that are recommended by the College available here: Student ICT requirements 2021.
It is a requirement by St Brigid’s College that students have a carry case/bag and a suitable external hard drive for backups.
St Brigid’s College has partnered with Winthrop Australia to offer a purchasing option available to students and families through their portal. Purchase a device by clicking here.
Alternative purchasing options are provided through:
- Dell. The school’s desktop fleet are purchased through Dell so they have offered to sell devices to our parents and students at a discount rate. You can access Dell’s discount rates via this link: https://www.studentpurchase.com.au
- Hewlett Packard. HP are also offering computers at a discounted rate to members of the St Brigid’s community using the Unique School Access Code StBrigidsC . They also have an EXTRA 5% off offer by discount code stbc5%. See their details on this video link here. The HP machines are available via this link: http://www.hpshopping.com.au/stbrigidsbyod
- JB HiFi. JB HiFi offers BYOD options for CEWA schools for 2021, available via this link: https://www.jbeducation.com.au/byod/?code=cewa2021
As we continue with our Junior School iPad Programme, we ask that all students in Years 1 to 6 have an iPad that meets the specifications recommended by the college available here: iPad Programme – Device Specifications.
Many families already have iPads that meet the specifications listed above and there is no need to purchase new iPads. Having said this, updates are released on a regular schedule from both Apple and App creators. If the iPad can support the latest version of iOS, as it maximises the compatibility with future app updates and minimises the chance of the iPad being rendered out dated during the year. The screen size – minimum 9.5 inch (24.6cm) diagonally to support NAPLAN.
It is a requirement by St Brigid’s College that students have a carry case/bag.