Information Technology


Recommended Device for Learning - ​2022


At Coombabah SHS, students are required to bring a device for learning every day. The school supports two technology programs, a Bring Your Own Device Program (BYOx) and a One2One Laptop Program.

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.

Coombabah SHS One2One Program – Preferred by the school.

To assist you we have a program available that will supply your child with the appropriate device through our One2One program.

The CSHS One2One Program takes the worry out in meeting your child’s IT needs for the next three years. Participating in the CSHS One2One program will ensure that your child has a device suitable for learning available every day.​


Acer TravelMate B3- Fast, compact and lightweight with an all-day battery

(Pentium Quad Core processor, 8GB RAM and 256 GB SSD)

SoftwarePreloaded with all the software required for school, including Microsoft Office
WarrantyComprehensive three-year warranty, including the battery. Zero excess
InsurancePeace of mind, the device is covered against accidents by Accidental Damage Protection Insurance, for details see the One2One Program Contract on our website. Zero excess
SupportOn-site Support provided by the Information Services Department; all repairs carried out on-site by Dell technicians. Hot swap devices issued immediately to all students when their device is submitted for repair. All files are preserved on OneDrive
ConnectivityPre connected to the school network, able to connect to private networks.
Cyber safetyPreloaded for free with the Department of Education's filtering software and latest antivirus software – automatically updated
Anti-TheftFitted with Computrace – remote shut down and GPS tracking chip

One2One Program Cost – Two options are available (Contract details are available on the school website)

  1. Outright purchase to keep (includes Accidental Protection Insurance): $990 (including GST)
  2. Rent and keep the device at the end of the program:

    - Year 1: $500 (prior to getting the device), Year 2: $250, Year 3: $240: Total cost - $990

Note: Parents must supply their child with a protective case for their child's device – BYOx and CSHS One2One.

We encourage you to participate in the CSHS One2One Program to ensure your child has a predictable, reliable and robust device every day, every lesson for learning.  Please complete the 2022 Technology at CSHS Survey (link in the email) to indicate which program your child will be participating in. For enquiries, please email​


Last reviewed 26 November 2021
Last updated 26 November 2021