FOR YEAR 12 STUDENTS 2023
Although computer access will be available to all students, and there is entirely no obligation on parents to provide a device for their child, students would benefit by bringing their own laptop, iPad or tablet to the College for the reasons outlined below.
FOR YEAR 11 STUDENTS 2023
Mindarie Senior College is implementing a BYOD program for all Year 11 Students in 2023. This program encourages students to develop the confidence, capabilities and collaborative skills required to be successful in the 21st Century. Research shows that consistent access to resources enables improved learning outcomes for all students. Students are required to bring a fully charged device to the College every day.
The following minimum specifications are essential (the device does not have to be new):
Please note: When your child brings their own device to school, they do so at their own risk. We would strongly recommend you purchase personal insurance that covers this. The College will not cover the cost of loss or damage to your child's device. Students will need an office software suite such as Microsoft Office. All enrolled students may download and use Microsoft 365 on their own device, free of charge. Instructions are available on the College website. Some College owned specialist software will not be available to students to install on their own devices, but alternatives will be suggested. We recommend students use their OneDrive account (provided by the Department of Education) to save files and back-up data. This allows them to access files from any device, anywhere.
Further information about BYOD and student use of online services can be found HERE on the College website.
Purchasing a Device
Mindarie Senior College encourages you to shop around for a device that best suits your budget and requirements.
We are however pleased to provide an option to purchase through JB HiFi. They have set up a purchasing portal where you will find a range of specifically chosen products at discounted prices.
Click HERE to logon using school code – MINDARIESC23 where you can browse the options available and place your order directly through to JB HiFi.
For more information please see the following information from JB HiFi:
The Big BYOD Toolkit for Parents
The Wanneroo Community Men’s Shed have heavily subsidised machines available for Centrelink and Health Care Card holders.