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1:1 Laptop program

1:1 Laptop Program for Years 7 – 12 in 2017
Maroochydore State High School’s 1:1 Laptop program options
Years 7, 8, 9 and 10 students in 2017
Students are to bring their own device (BYOd)
Years 11 and 12 students in 2017
Will still be able rent a school device at a cost of $170 for the year or they can choose to bring their own device (BYOd). 
Notes on School Rental Devices (2017 Year 11 and 12 only)
If renting a school take home laptop, the Student Resource Scheme charge must be paid in full or you have paid a $90 deposit towards fees and entered into an approved payment plan with the school.
 
Note the Laptop Rental program is not part of the SRS scheme and is an extra payment. 
 
If your student already has a school take home tablet or laptop, you can pay the yearly fee and keep the same device or return it and go BYOd.
 
Please note if your student already has a school take home tablet or laptop, they need to pay by the following dates to keep it over the school holidays. 
 
         Current Year 10 and 11  - Monday 14 November
         Our graduating Year 12’s need to return their laptop by  - Monday 7 November
 
If payment is not received by the due date below, then the device must be returned to the school. Families not returning the device will be charged for the following year.
 
 Which Option Should I choose?
 
The BYOd option would involve the student bringing their personally owned Windows or Apple device from home that meets minimum specifications as outlined by the school. (See BYOd Charter or BYOd Pamphlet) 
 
There are many factors to consider before deciding on which option is best for your child
 
 
 
 
School Rental Option (Year 11 and 12 Only)
BYOd (All Year Levels)
·         2017 Fee $170 (paid upfront in full) 
·         2017 Connectivity Fee  $35
  • Accidental Damage Policy included
  • You will need your own insurance and/or accidental damage insurance
  • On-Site repairs included
  • Your device must meet minimum Specifications (See BYOd Charter)
  • Hot Swap program while device is being repaired
  • Will the device run the software necessary for all of my subjects?
  • Internet is filtered at school and at home
  • Our computer technicians are not permitted to repair hardware or software issues on BYOd devices.  They will however provide support and advice where possible.
  • Protective Case included
·         Adobe Design Web available for free
  • Software Included
·         Internet is filtered at school only
 
What do I need to do to be part of this exciting program?
 
School Rental Option (Year 11 and 12 Only)
BYOd (All Year Levels)
       Read the Student Laptop Charter information booklet
1.       Read the BYOd charter information booklet and BYOd Pamphlet. 
       Complete and return the sections on page 10 and 11 of      the Student Laptop Charter information booklet
2.       Purchase a device that meets the Minimum Specs – Download BYOd documents to the right to obtain minimum specs for devices)
       Join the Student Resource Scheme and pay School fees      or make a down payment of at least $90 towards school      fees and enter into an approved payment plan with the      school
3.       Complete and return the BYOd Student Participation and Connectivity request
    Pay $170 to the school cashier
4.       Pay $35 to the school cashier
5.       Student takes receipt and device to School Technician in A19 for connection assistance.
 
Purchasing Options
Parents are able to purchase laptops from local retailers, online retailers or computer shops. 
Parents may also like to purchase from one of our 3 purchasing portals.  These portals contain a selection of laptops that meet the schools minimum specifications and also allow you to purchase accessories and Accidental Damage Insurance.  The accidental damage and warranty options when purchasing from the portal allow the devices to be repaired on site at Maroochydore SHS. 
Dell Purchasing Portal

Click here to access the purchasing portal

Username: maroochydore
Password: maroochydore
 

Acer Purchasing Portal

Click here to access the purchasing portal

No password required


           
Documentation is available from the right of screen including a pamphlet giving extra information.
Please contact the school if you have any further queries.