Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

The important aspects to consider when purchasing a device are durability, battery life and screen size. Due to the small screen size and lack of a physical keyboard, iPads and other tablets are not recommended. The following details are provided for your reference when considering the purchase of a student device. There is no need to purchase Microsoft Office for your son/daughter’s laptop. The school will help your son or daughter install Microsoft Office free of charge via Office 365. Once set up, your son or daughter will be able to login into Office 365 by using their school logon details. 

The school’s ICT staff will connect the students to the network and provide software support where required, including assistance installing Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint). The school can provide advice and information on repairing hardware issues, however, the ICT department is not able to repair any physical damage or fault on student owned equipment. 


Operating system

Windows or Mac OS X

Size of screen

11″ – 15″

Storage capacity

32GB or greater


2GB RAM or more

Battery life

6 hours


Attached keyboard (not optional extra accessory)


Maximum weight: 2kg

Recommended disk configuration

Solid State Drive (SSD) disk configuration

Warranty and insurance

Extra warranty for accidental damage protection or home insurance covering accidental breakage or loss