BYOD & IT Helpdesk
Students are expected to bring a laptop to school every day (fully charged of course!) to assist with their learning. The best device for learning is a laptop with a touchscreen and a stylus (a digital pen). Current education research tells us that laptops like this lead to an increase in recall and cognition (remembering and understanding).
The school’s IT partner, Cyclone Computers, sells appropriate laptops along with accessories and an insurance scheme. This can be accessed via their BYOD site:
You are, of course, welcome to purchase a laptop from any suitable supplier or retailer.
Students pay an annual software fee which then allows them to download Microsoft Office to their laptops (this also applies to up to 5 home computers and 5 tablets). Students also have access to the Adobe suite of software.
Our IT Helpdesk is located in the Gibson Centre and provides friendly assistance to students and staff, who are welcome to drop in anytime.