CYOD (Choose Your Own Device) program
Access to appropriate information technology is essential in modern educational settings. At St Paul’s School, in Junior School, students have access to iPads and class sets of laptops in their classroom to enhance their education.
For students in Years 7 through to Year 12, St Paul’s School has a CYOD (Choose Your Own Device) program.
Under this program, parents/guardians/students have the option to purchase either a Windows or Mac laptop computer from a list of pre-selected devices. The available devices have been selected after research and consultation with curriculum leaders and our vendor partner. There are two options for each platform: a standard model and a performance model.
The standard model of each platform is more than adequate for everyday student needs. The specifications for the standard model ensure that it will cope with the demands of all school subjects. The performance model provides students the opportunity for a device that may allow them to keep the device a little longer or to support other more computing intensive applications they may wish to investigate.
This laptop program enables the students to have more flexibility, control and ownership of their device allowing them to make decisions about the technology most suitable for their study program and goals.
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://datashop-qld.datacom.com.au/stpauls
You will need to login with the following details:
- Username: stpauls
- Password: stpauls
Please note: the site is currently closed and will open for ordering in the near future.
Orders for Windows devices need to be placed by the end of October for a pre-Christmas delivery.
Orders for Apple devices 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, 3 December in Techzone, however, an email will be sent by our account manager to confirm this.
If you are new to St Paul’s School and missed these deadlines, then contact our account manager for delivery times.
Responsible Use Policy
Once purchased, connecting your laptop to the school network, its resources and software, is subject to our Responsible Use Policy.
Laptop and IT Support
St Paul’s School offers students access to an IT help desk for hardware and limited software issues. Our help desk is called Techzone and is located in the Tooth Building. Techzone can assist in repairing any device that has been purchased through our CYOD program and loan devices are available.
Techzone can be contacted through:
Techzone is operational during the following times:
Term Time Hours
Monday to Friday: 7.30am to 4.00pm
School Holiday Hours
Monday to Friday: 8.00am to 4.00pm
TechZone is not open on public holidays and will be closed during the mandatory school closure period in December.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
A FAQ document which outlines more details of the purchasing process, along with answering common questions is available HERE.