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Technology Requirements

St Luke’s Anglican School has a Bring Your Own Technology requirement, in which students from Year 7 to 12 are required to bring their devices from home to access the wireless network throughout the campus and to assist in their learning.

Bring Your Own Technology


Students in Year 7 to 12 at St Luke's are required to bring their own portable laptop device to school each day. This assists in their learning and subject access to e-textbooks, email, the internet, student portal and the School's comprehensive G-Suite Network.  

Student laptop devices must  be capable of running a fully featured version of Google Chrome and have a keyboard. Examples of such devices, in order of School preference are:

  • Google Chromebook (current recommended model: Lenovo 300E Chromebook)
  • MacBook Air, MacBook Pro or MacBook
  • Windows 10 laptop

Limitations exist where connectivity and functions are concerned for iPads, iPods, Androids (Samsung etc), Windows RT and Windows 10 S based tablets. So, while the School understands the value that these devices can add to educational outcomes, we regard them as secondary devices. Students may bring these devices if they wish, and they will be supported by the ICT team, but it is important that students have a fully functional device such as those in the above preferred device list. 

Device Specifications

To ensure the device is as useful as possible, the School recommends that the specifications below are adhered to. These specifications will ensure speed and longevity of the device in the modern learning environment and should render the device serviceable for at least three years.

Chromebook (recommended)

  • Memory: 4GB RAM or higher
  • Storage: 16GB SSD/eMMC or higher
  • WIFI: 802.11n 5 GHz minimum (802.11ac recommended)
  • Screen size: 10” – 13” (touchscreen optional)
  • Advertised battery life: At least 6 hours
  • Maximum weight: 2kg

MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, or MacBook

  • Memory: 8GB RAM or higher
  • Storage: 128GB SSD or higher
  • WIFI: 802.11n 5 GHz minimum (802.11ac recommended)
  • Screen size: 10” – 13”
  • Advertised battery life: At least 6 hours
  • Maximum weight: 2kg

Windows 10 Laptop

  • Memory: 8GB RAM or higher
  • Storage: 128GB SSD or higher
  • WIFI: 802.11n 5 GHz minimum (802.11ac recommended)
  • Screen size: 10” – 13” (touchscreen optional)
  • Advertised battery life: At least 6 hours
  • Maximum weight: 2kg

Note: Windows S and Windows RT are not suitable for use as a student's main device.

Note: Required BYO devices are required only for general schoolwork and study. For any student attending specialist technology subjects which might include 3D modelling, gaming engines, coding, design, or multi-media elements, specialised computers and software are available for use in the St Luke's Technology Labs

Warranty and Accidental Damage Protection

Laptops do break down and can be accidentally damaged, especially within busy school life. Therefore, St Luke's recommends investigating an Accidental Damage Protection  insurance option for your child/ren's school technology devices through your insurance provider. 

Preferred Technology Suppliers

Queensland Computers

St Luke's works closely and often with Queensland Computers. Queensland Computers are local stockists of all three types of St Luke's preferred devices (Chromebooks, MacBooks and Windows-based laptops).  

JB HiFi Education (Online)

Alternatively, JB HiFi offer a Solutions for Education website, where parents can purchase devices and have them delivered, as well as investigate extended warranty, accessories, and insurance options. To access the education portal please click on the button link below and enter St Luke's unique code of ‘STLUKES2022’. 

JB HiFi Education BYOD FAQ Toolkit for Parents