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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.  For 2019, students in Years 7, 8, 10 and 11 are participating in a Choose Your Own Device (CYOD) program, while students in Years 9 and 12 will continue to see out their current agreements as per the School’s laptop policy (accessible here).

About the CYOD program

St Paul’s has introduced a Choose Your Own Device (CYOD) laptop program, which, in 2019, is being rolled out Year 7 and 10.  The rollout will continue 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.

St Paul’s has partnered with Datacom, an IT supplier, for the CYOD program.  To review and purchase devices, visit the Datacom website for St Paul’s families: https://myschoolshop-qld.datacom.com.au/stpauls.

You will need to login with the following details:

  • Username: stpauls
  • Password: stpauls

Students can use either the Windows based device (an Acer), or the MAC platform in any curriculum area. To help you decide, a couple of considerations you should ponder are:

  • The Acer device has a touch screen and pen. If your child likes to sketch or annotate on the screen then this may be an important consideration.
  • The Acer device has a greater number of connectivity ports without the need for additional adapters [for example HDMI].
  • The Acer device has a more generous Accidental Damage Protection insurance plan than the Apple devices.

All devices meet the minimum specifications for our curriculum. The standard model is more than adequate for all curriculum software that we operate here at St Paul’s, however, the performance models are offered as an option to support students who may want to engage in additional learning or uses of the device beyond the school.

Devices are purchased outright for the students to use throughout their schooling.

 

Delivery dates

Acer devices
Acer orders need to be placed by mid-October for a pre-Christmas delivery.

Apple devices
Apple orders need to placed by the first week of November for a pre-Christmas delivery.

Devices ordered by the above deadline can be collected from Tuesday, 4 December in the main administration building at St Paul’s School.

For more information

Scott Cunningham
Datacom
Scott.Cunningham@datacom.com.au

 

Responsible Use Agreement

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 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.

More details about the program are available here.

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

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