Our student laptop program plays a critical role in ensuring that our students have the right access to technology to meet their learning needs. Our laptop program is reviewed annually. The information below is for the information of all parents, but particularly those who are joining the school, have students entering Years 6, 7 or 8, or have a need to upgrade or replace an existing device.
The arrangements for student devices are as follows:
Core costs and consumables related to IT for all year levels will continue to be covered as part of the annual core costs component of the School Fees schedule.
If your child requires a new laptop, the following outlines the options available to meet the School’s Laptop Device specifications:
Westminster School regularly reviews what is available in the technology marketplace to ensure the recommended laptops meet the requirements of today’s learning environment. Due to the fast pace of technology releases, we are constantly reviewing and updating our models.
This laptop will be delivered with a Westminster image, pre-loaded with school-supplied software, and be ready to connect to the school network. Recommended devices will receive full support from our ICT Services Department, including software updates and anti-virus.
Experience from previous years has shown that the School recommended device has allowed ease of access for the students and swift resolution of issues via ICT Services. Maintenance, repairs and software updates on those devices are the responsibility of the student or parents/caregiver.
The portal is available at http://westminster.technologyportal.com.au
We recommend the use of a School Managed Device for ease of repairs and the school's ability to provide a more complete ICT support solution. However; we do support the use of a laptop (including Apple) as long as it meets the minimum specifications of:
BYOD devices will receive limited support from our ICT Services team beyond assistance to connect to the network. Maintenance and software updates will be the student or parent/caregiver’s responsibility for those devices.
If you wish to Bring Your Own Device and you are unsure if the device is suitable, or if you have any technical questions in relation to the laptop program, then please contact ICT Services.
Use of ICT and devices by students at Westminster School is subject to the following policies: