ICT at TSAC

At The Springfield Anglican College, we are committed to providing opportunities for our students to engage with a complex digital world. Our College wide approach provides students with opportunities to be creative, active, collaborative and responsible uses of their devices.

Our bring your own device policy is designed and regularly revised to keep up with the needs of our learners.  We are mindful of the value that parents invest in resources for their child, and consider this factor when defining the requirements for each year.  Our policy facilitates parental choice about devices that take into account learner need, differing budgets and personal preference. Our College network reflects our multi-platform approach, in its ability to support students using a range of devices.

Our latest recommendations for Years 7 to 12 are significant changes away from the iPad device, to ensure that students are maximising their learning potential.  In cases where students are unable to have their own device in 2018, the College will provide resources as needed that meet the recommended requirements.

Changes to the BYOD Program for 2018 are listed below, and those devices available in the JB Hifi Portal meet the following recommendations:

Years 7 to 12 will have the following as a minimum requirement:

  • A device that supports the current apple MacOS or Windows 8/10 (Excludes IOS devices, such as iPads)
  • Minimum screen size 10inch.

In addition for Years 7 to 12, a device that has a Touch Enabled Screen is recommended but not a requirement.

Years 5 and 6 have the following as a minimum requirement:

  • A touch enabled device that supports Windows 10 or an iPad
  • Minimum screen size 10inch (not an iPad mini).

Please note that an iPad will no longer meet the requirement for year 5 in 2019.

Years 3 and 4 have the following as a minimum requirement:

  • A touch enabled device that supports Windows 10 (Excluding IOS devices, such as iPads)
  • Minimum screen size 10inch.

More information can be found for parents on TSAC Connect relating to purchase recommendations and E-safety information.