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BYOD Program 2023

The BYOD program commences in Year 3 on the Primary Campus and continues throughout their learning journey to Year 12. With the demands of a robust digital curriculum and external and national tests such as NAPLAN utilising digital interfaces, our BYOD program aims to set up our students for future success. Specific programs, training and lessons are in place to help our technology users learn how to care for and manage their devices.

Primary Campus Specifications

  • Windows 10 or Windows 11, 2-in1 device with touch screen and stylus.
  • Please ensure Windows is not in S Mode.
  • 8GB Ram.
  • Minimum 128GB Storage Space (256 preferred).
  • Students may have a mouse if they wish but this is not required.
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Secondary Campus Specifications

*Please note if students are considering Creative arts, Media or Design and Tech subjects you should consider higher-end devices due to the workload on the machine for the best possible outcomes.

  • Windows 10 or Windows 11 device.
  • Touch screen and stylus are recommended but not required.
  • Please ensure Windows is not in S Mode.
  • 8GB Ram  (16GB Ram recommended for Students considering
    Creative Arts, Media or Design and Tech subjects).
  • Minimum 256GB Storage Space
  • Students may have a mouse if they wish but this is not required

Mac Devices

From 2022, the College has begun its transition to a
Windows only environment. Families who have purchased
a Mac Device prior to 2022, will continue to be supported
by the ICT Help desk up until the conclusion of the 2023 school year.

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Other Recommendations

  • Consider portability. Laptops with larger screens can be heavy and more easily dropped. Screens ranging between 12 inches to 15 inches are the most portable options.
  • A robust laptop bag or protective sleeve is recommended.
  • Students must ensure they bring a fully charged laptop with them to school each day, however they should also bring their charging cable with them. As devices age, battery life becomes poorer.

Software and Subscriptions

All students from Year 3 to Year 12 are supplied with access to the Office 365 suite. Students can download the software to their personal device or login to the applications to activate their student account. This suite includes access to cloud storage space on OneDrive. Students are encouraged to connect their OneDrive and save their school work in this space to ensure it is safely backed up.

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image.php?hash=f4c9c52c6e4e13239b976505bd5ff02fd4d98d9a It is recommended that students download Chrome Browser as it has proven the most reliable with the various online tools students use in the classroom. You can download Chrome Browser by clicking on the icon to the left.
The Windows App Store also provides links for students to download software used in the classroom.

When students log in with their College email address and password, they will be able to see the The Springfield Anglican College Store as indicated in the picture on the left.

iPads and Mobile Devices

It should be noted that iOS devices, such as iPads, no longer meet the minimum specifications of a main learning device on the Secondary campus. They are welcome as an additional device. Similarly, mobile phones continue to be welcome at the College, but cannot be used as a student’s main learning device. Mobile phones used in the classroom are at the explicit direction of the classroom teacher and are governed by the expectations in our Acceptable Use Policy.

Purchasing Student Devices

To help parents easily arrange a suitable device for their student, the College has partnered with JB Hi-Fi . These suppliers provide a portal for parents to purchase devices. All products offered have education discounted pricing, robust parts, financing options, extended warranty and accidental damage insurance options. To view the JB Hi-Fi BYOD Portal, please click here. Please use the school code tsac2023.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do we have to purchase a device from JB Hi-Fi?
These are purely recommendations that we supply to you so long as they meet the minimum system require outlined above any device is suitable.

Why is a touch screen and stylus important in Primary School?
Some classes require you to be able to draw or outline certain aspects of the work which is more easily done with Stylus on a touch screen.

Why can’t students on the Primary Campus not have a Macbook?
Due to the complexity and differences from a windows machine when a teacher is showing her class how to do certain activities that will be shown on a windows device and would cause confusion from non uniform devices in class.

Do I need to purchase Office 365 for my student?
No you do not, this is supplied to all students.

What kind of threat protection does the college provide?
We have a series of web filters on our network to ensure the security of devices.

Who should I contact if I have further questions? 
You should contact the schools IT Helpdesk via Helpdesk@tsac.qld.edu.au

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