Recommended Device for Learning - 2022
At Coombabah SHS, students are required to bring a device for learning every day. The school supports a technology program, Bring Your Own Device (BYOx).
Bring Your Own Device Program – BYOx
The BYOx Program allows students with their own iPad, MacBook, or Windows 10 device to connect to the school wireless network to access free high-speed Internet. Connecting to the network is vital for students to access the Office 365 suite and other Web 2.0 tools for learning. Access to Office 365 is free.
If you are planning to purchase a new device for your child to use in high school, we strongly recommend a Windows 10 device. If you have already invested in an iPad for your child, an iPad remains an acceptable option that will allow your child to undertake all technology-based class activities until the end of year 9. Parents choosing the BYOx Program take full responsibility for the warranty, insurance, and filtering on their child’s device. It is strongly advised that the warranty is increased to three years and if possible, insurance to cover the device for any accidents is purchased.
Unfortunately, Chromebooks and Android tablets are unable to connect to the school wireless network.
For parents/carers yet to purchase a device for their student, a Windows 10 laptop is preferred.
Please see the specifications below
|Platform||Windows laptop preferred (Not Windows 10S)|
|Brands||Dell, HP, ACER, ASUS, Lenovo, Microsoft|
|Battery||8 hour battery|
|Processor||Core i5 preferred, Core i3 or Pentium Gold ok|
|Memory||8GB RAM preferred - 4GB ok|
|Storage||256GB SSD is a preferred, 128GB SSD is ok. Not SATA hard drive|
|Screen||13 inch or bigger in highest definition. Touch preferred|
|Warranty||Extend to three years coverage if possible|
|Insurance||Protect the device against accidental damage|