BYO Technology

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

There are numerous examples of devices being used to enhanced and streamline how students undertake their work and seamlessly transition from the classroom to outdoor areas and home.

Many of the textbooks the students use are available digitally, limiting the necessity to carry lots of heavy textbooks. Additionally the School’s extensive use of G Suite for Education and Canvas make it necessary for students to bring a device to school each day.

The device that students bring must be capable of running a fully featured version of Google Chrome with a keyboard. Examples of these are:-

  • Google Chromebook (recommended) available from Acer, Asus, Toshiba, Samsung, HP, Lenovo and Dell
  • MacBook Air, MacBook Pro or MacBook
  • Windows 7-10 laptop

Limitations exist within the Google Apps for Education environment on devices such as iPads, iPods, Androids (Samsung etc) and Windows RT 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 our ICT team, but it is important that students have a fully functional device such as those listed above.

Further Specifications

To ensure the device is as useful as possible the below are specifications we suggest be adhered to. These specifications will ensure speed and longevity of the device in our current environment and should render the device serviceable for 3 years.

Chromebook (recommended)
Memory: 2GB RAM or higher
Storage: 16GB SSD (Solid State Drive) 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
Memory: 4GB RAM or higher
Storage: 120GB SSD (Solid State Drive) 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 8.1/10 Laptop
Memory: 4GB RAM or higher
Storage: 60GB SSD (Solid State Drive) 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

Current recommended model is Acer's Chromebook Spin 11.

You can purchase from the following:

Queensland Computers (Local)
JB HiFi Education (Online)
Queensland Computers are local stockists of all three types of devices: Chromebooks, MacBooks and Windows based laptops.

http://queenslandcomputers.com.au/

For delivery, finance, extra warranty and accidental damage protection, an online purchasing portal has been set up with JB HiFi Education. To access the portal click the link below and quote our school’s unique code of ‘SLAS2019’.

https://www.jbeducation.com.au/byod/

JB Education FAQ
JB HiFi Warranty Information