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Bring Your Own Device Program / Student Laptop Hire
In 2016 we will be transitioning to the BYO Laptop or Tablet Scheme. Students will be able to bring their own Windows based Laptop or Tablet from home and use it to aid their learning.
It is important to note that in Years 8 & 9 the BYOD program is optional – not compulsory and Years 10, 11 & 12 the program is recommended, however, not compulsory.
 Students who bring their own device will be provided with the following:
·        School technical support for assessing the Wi-Fi
·        Maintenance of networks and switches
·        Software access and maintenance of licencing for BYO devices:
§  Adobe Web Premium
§  Clickview Online – educational video resource library
§  OLIVER V5 – library catalogue
If you are considering purchasing a device for this program it is important to consider these minimum requirements for a LSHS BYO device.
Device Type
Laptop or a Tablet (NO Apple, Androids, Google Chromebook or Surface RT)
CPU
Intel: Core i3
AMD: Not recommended, processor will need to be reviewed before registration.
RAM
4 GB minimum
Graphics
Intel Built in Graphics acceptable
Storage
320GB Hard Drive 5400RPM
Network
Wireless: 802.1 1n compatible built in, attached dongle not recommended
Screen Size
13 to 15 inch recommended, 1280 x 720 minimum resolution
11” minimum, 15” + sizes not recommended
Battery Lift
4.5 hour minimum battery life
Operating System
Windows 7 and newer (NB: it is no longer necessary to have Windows Professional version to connect to Schools Wi-Fi)
 
For further information regarding the BYO Device scheme please refer to this flyer BYOD.pdf that also includes "10 Essential Question" when shopping for a device or tablet for your student.
There will be a very limited number of school laptops to hire for Year 12 students only.  The cost of hiring a laptop will be $20 for the year. There will be no warranty on these laptops and once the laptop is broken, there will be no maintenance or repairs.  The laptop will come with the current software of Windows and Microsoft Office and will only be able to connect to a home or external Wi-Fi network as they will not come with the 3G to connect to the school network. 
If you have a Year 12 student that is interested in hiring a laptop in 2016 it would be advised that you get in early as these laptops will be issued on a ‘first in best dressed’ basis.  Laptops will be available to collect in Week 2 of Term 1 2016.