Computer Information

Laptop Information

At McAuley Catholic College, we want our students to be confident, connected, actively involved, lifelong learners, and technology is a critical component in 21st century learning.All students are required to bring their own computing device to school every day.

How does it work?

  • In  all students in Year 7 are expected to purchase a Chromebook from the portal below.
    • This device comes with 3 years onsite warranty and 3 years Accidental Damage Protection* ($60.50 excess for ADP claims) and will take them through to the beginning of Year 10 when they should purchase a new device.
  • Currently, students in all other years (Years 8-12) are asked to provide a laptop which is suitable for daily use. A range of College supported laptops can also be purchased through the Somerville Group and these also come with  3 years onsite warranty and 3 years Accidental Damage Protection* ($60.50 excess for ADP claims).
    • If you choose to bring a laptop of your own choosing the school will not support or warranty the device – it’s your own laptop.
    • All students are required to sign a Laptop User and Policy Agreement that sets out how the device can be used at school.

* Please note that Accidental Damage Protection does not cover against loss or theft. Parents/Carers should check against their own insurance policies and make suitable arrangements if they wish.

LAPTOP INFORMATION FOR 2018

Year 7-9 Chromebook Information

Parents of Year 7 students will be provided with a Chromebook. This will be included in the College fees and students are to bring their Chromebook to school every day. All Chromebooks are purchase through the Diocesan preferred supplier, The Somerville Group Pty Ltd.

Late Year 7 enrolments (students that are enrolled after the December of the previous year) or students entering into Years 8 or 9 must purchase a Chromebook directly from the Diocesan preferred supplier, The Somerville Group Pty Ltd. Please contact the Somerville Group on (02) 84254000. to arrange this or contact the Learning Technologies coordinator at the College.

No other devices will be permitted at this stage.

All devices purchased through The Somerville Group for Years 7-9 come with  3 years onsite warranty and 3 years Accidental Damage Protection* ($60.50 excess for ADP claims).

  • All students are required to sign a Laptop User and Policy Agreement that sets out how the device can be used at school.

* Please note that Accidental Damage Protection does not cover against loss or theft. Parents/Carers should check against their own insurance policies and make suitable arrangements if they wish.

YEAR 10-12 LAPTOPS

Parents/Carers of students in Years 10-12 need to provide their child with a laptop and students are expected to bring their laptop to school every day.
Please note that students in Years 11 and 12 students may be required to complete work that requires a more powerful device. It is recommended that parents discuss laptop requirements with subject coordinators at information nights before they choose a device for these years.

If you would like to purchase your student a laptop or Chromebook from our diocesan provider please contact the Somerville Group on (02) 84254000.

ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE

Parents who are unable to fund the purchase of a Chromebook are asked to contact the Principal, Aaron Beach or the Learning Technologies Co-Ordinator, Lex Carruthers to discuss assistance available. This will be a confidential discussion.
Please note that NO family should consider withdrawing their child from the College because of financial hardships caused by the cost of providing a Chromebook.

 

Laptop Policy and User Agreement