Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

We have a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) program for Year 8 to Year 12 students. This allows a greater level of flexibility in each student's learning, providing them with the opportunity to choose the device that best suits their needs.

Students in Prep to Year 7 are not required to provide their own devices. A school-issued device will be provided to them for the purposes of their school.

Students in Year 8 through to Year 12 are required to bring a laptop to school for class use to support their studies. You may purchase a device that best suits your child's learning needs in either of the following ways:

Option A: Purchase a device through Brilliant Technologies, a local IT company. Devices available through Brilliant Technologies have been approved by the College and offer onsite hardware support, a 3-year extended warranty, and accidental damage cover (T&C apply).

Option B: Purchase a device through your preferred supplier that meets the minimum specifications required. Devices purchased from other suppliers will receive general ICT support with all repairs and maintenance needed to be directed through the place of purchase.

All devices must meet these minimum requirements:

  • Intel Pentium Silver N6000 or equivalent
  • Memory: 8GB or higher
  • Storage: 128GB Solid State Drive
  • Dual Band Wi-Fi (802.11ac)
  • Screen size: 10" - 13" screen (touchscreen optional)
  • Advertised battery life: All-day battery life
  • Windows 10/11 or Mac OS 11/12

Peace Lutheran College recommends exceeding these minimum requirements if possible as some students may require additional processing or storage on their laptops for elective subjects.

Accidental Damage Protection is highly recommended as repairing unprotected devices can be both costly and time-consuming.

Students enrolled under the ABSTUDY program are eligible to be allocated a basic laptop from the school which is subsequently billed to ABSTUDY. These devices become the property (and responsibility) of the allocated student.

The College provides some software for students’ BYOD including Microsoft Office and Anti-malware.

Our ICT team has encountered issues with the following devices and software and, as a result, these are deemed not acceptable for use:

  • Chrome Books
  • Windows 10 S Mode
  • Android Device
  • Linux
  • ARM processors
  • iPads
  • Norton Internet Security

The following anti-virus options are acceptable alternatives:

  • Malwarebytes
  • BitDefender
  • Sophos
  • TrendMicro

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