Current Parents

Laptops

In Junior School, students have access to laptops and iPads in their classroom.

From Year 7, every student at St Paul’s School is issued a laptop to enhance their learning.  The laptops issued to students vary depending on their year level.  Commencing in 2018, students in Years 7 and 10 will participate in a Choose Your Own Device (CYOD) program, while students in Years 8, 9, 11 and 12 will continue to see out their current agreements as per the School’s laptop policy (accessible here).

Both parents/guardians and students must sign responsibility agreements before their laptops will be released.

If your child has a technical problem or loses their laptop, please visit TechZone (located in Block 2, near the Tooth building).  TechZone’s operating hours are 7:30am – 3:30pm, Monday to Friday. You can also contact TechZone via email tz@stpauls.qld.edu.au.

Our laptop program is changing in 2018.  For details on how it will change, click here.

About the CYOD program

Commencing in 2018, St Paul’s will introduce a Choose Your Own Device (CYOD) laptop program, beginning in Years 7 and 10.  The program will then roll out for 2019 Year 7 and 10 students and rollout would be completed in 2020 with that year’s Year 7 and 10 cohorts.  Under this program, parents/students will have the option to choose either a Windows or Mac device.

The major change is that families will purchase a device up-front, rather than ‘lease’ it from the School for three years. This new arrangement will also mean that students will not be required to purchase a new machine every three years.  Parents and students may decide to replace this new laptop after only two years or keep for the entire six year period depending on the device’s hardware specifications and which subjects students are taking and which software is required on the device.

Delivery dates

  • For orders to be delivered by Christmas, orders need to be placed by the end of October 2017
  • For Apple products to be delivered by the beginning of Term 1 2018, orders must be placed by the end of December
  • For Acer products to be delivered by the beginning of Term 1 2018, orders must be placed by 30 November

If you have additional questions, an FAQ has been put together.

How to purchase your CYOD notebook

To purchase a new laptop as part of the CYOD program, click here.

A short tutorial has been put together which can be viewed below:

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