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2020 Computers for Students Program

Over the last decade teaching and learning has continued to move towards a digital platform allowing teachers and students to connect beyond the classroom. Warwick SHS believes that it is important to learn valuable knowledge and also the skills to help them succeed in the future.  

In order for this to occur effectively and equitably Warwick SHS has provided three possible pathways to enable students to be part of our Computers for Students program.  

1. BYOx (Bring Your Own device)

2. Warwick SHS Laptop Hire Scheme

3. Warwick SHS EQUITY Hire Scheme

For further information, please download the:

Device Selection for BYOx

Before acquiring a device to use at school the parent or caregiver and student should be aware of the school’s specification of appropriate device type, operating system requirements and software. These specifications relate to the suitability of the device to enabling class activities, meeting student needs and promoting safe and secure access to the department’s network.

Minimum Hardware Requirements for device selection

In order for effective teaching and learning to take place, the device selected by parents must meet the following minimum standards:

·         4Gb RAM (8Gb recommended)
·         Internal Hard Drive (120 GB minimum with 240GB SSD or greater recommended)
·         USB Port
·         Operating Systems
o   Windows 8.1
o   Windows 10
·         Minimum Screen Size – 11 inch
·         Wi-Fi connectivity (802.11n – minimum with 802.11ac – recommended)
·         Microsoft Office is available through the school so does not need to be included
·         Battery – 6 hours working life without the need for recharging
·         Insurance (replacement insurance recommended)
·         Carry case for protection

In addition to these requirements please download the: BYOx Accepted Devices (PDF, 428KB).

Microsoft Office (Free to Staff and Students)

Microsoft Student Advantage allows students with BYOx to install Microsoft Office on up to 5 of their devices.  Click here to download your copy of Microsoft Office. You need to sign into this page with your school email address and password.
 
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Last reviewed 19 May 2020
Last updated 19 May 2020