Supporting Digital Learning
Devices available on the Technology (Tech) Portal have been configured to provide students with the best learning experience possible. Devices for Years 10, 11 and 12 do not need to be purchased from the Portal, however, any device brought to the College must adhere to the minimum requirements outlined in the BYOD Requirements booklet below.
Years 7 to 9 - Chromebook
Chromebooks are the only devices to be used by Years 7, 8 and 9 students and are purchased from the St Stanislaus’ College technology portal via the below link.
Years 10 to 12 - Flexible Laptop Model
Students may use a Windows Laptop or MacBook.
If using a Chromebook, it must meet the software requirements for selected subjects. Please contact the subject teacher for subject-specific software queries.
For students in years 7 to 9, the Chromebook on the Stannies order portal is a requirement (stannies.orderportal.com.au). The reasons for this requirement include, but aren’t limited to:
– Store bought Chromebooks are not capable of running certain programs that are required for secondary education such as the minimum standards testing, and NAPLAN tests.
– Buying through our vendor allows us to configure the device so that it is ready for learning straight away.
– Chrome management licensing is not available for devices purchased through conventional vendors. Chrome management licensing is essential for a Chromebook to be a great learning tool.
However, if your son is in years 10 to 12, most Windows & Mac devices are suitable.
iPads are not suitable devices for any student.
When a Chromebook is ordered from the Stannies Order Portal, the device is sent to us where we configure it for learning at Stannies.
We will notify you when the Chromebook is ready to be picked up from the front office.
Alternatively, your son can pick up their device while at school.
For students in year 7 to 9, we do not recommend any device other than a Chromebook purchased through our Order Portal, especially for students starting in year 7.
Please contact us about this.
The on-site repair warranty on the college Chromebooks lasts 3 years from the date of purchase. This covers repairs for faults that may manifest in the device during this time period.
These warranty repairs are carried out at the college.
Warranty does not cover physical damages such as liquid spills, dropping the device, etc.
Lenovo Insurance will cover accidental damages for up to 3 claims over 3 years with a $100 excess for each incident.
For more information read this.
Because devices are most effective when connected to the internet, it is recommended. However, you do not necessarily require wireless internet at home and we understand the difficulty with wireless connections. Google suite applications can update information once re-connected to the internet after working offline. Your son’s device will automatically reconnect to the school’s internet when he is in the working environment.
Students are provided with all of the essential software that they will need for schooling through Stannies. However, if your son is in year 10 or above, he may have preferences on what software he would like to use for tasks such as note-taking which we may not provide.
Yes, you will need to purchase a protective case for your son’s Chromebook. Purchases through the BYOD Portal can bundle a protective case into the cost.
We as a school will place a major emphasis on students using technology to assist and drive their learning. However, we also understand that outside of an educational setting, skills are still required and relied upon to complete everyday tasks. Staff planning their teaching and learning programs will certainly take this into consideration. That students have a device for any time, anywhere learning takes place, does not necessarily mean they will use their device all day, every day.
Have a Question?
College staff are available to answer any questions you may have about life at Stannies. The College office is open Monday to Friday 8am to 4pm.