Families are encouraged to make BYOD as easy as possible by purchasing a device through one of the following options.
All devices sold through these vendors are commercial grade rather than retail. This means that they are ruggedised and more capable of bearing the wear and tear of life as a student device carried to and from school each day. In addition to this, repairs are processed onsite and conducted in a timely manner by authorised repair agents, taking the pressure off parents to coordinate. These devices come with a 3 year warranty and can be upgraded to include accidental damage protection (which we highly recommend).
Students can choose from a small number of devices designed to suit EVERYDAY* or MEDIA* study needs.
School Locker portal
Visit The School Locker at North Lakes or access the portal here. Please note that a percentage of purchases made through School Locker come back to the school enabling us to invest in innovation and resources for students.
Access the portal here or contact HP BYO Business Manager Darryl Morgan on 0450629359.
- Choose a device
- Discuss options and EVERYDAY vs MEDIA* with vendors or school IT Support staff if necessary
- Order laptop
- Submit BYOD@CSHS participation agreement (PDF, 1.41MB) and $80 to cashier. Present receipted Participation Agreement and laptop to school IT Department for connection and support with software.
Note to Year 7 students: while participation agreements and payments can be submitted before the school year starts, laptops cannot be added to our network until Day 1 onwards. A class rotation will be implemented from Day 1 to work through all laptops. When it's their turn, students must present their laptop and the participation agreement which will be stamped to indicate payment. Please make sure everything is clearly labelled! Students shouldn't need their powerpacks at school as laptops should be fully charged at home each night.
Everyday versus Media
- For most students, the EVERYDAY device will meet school needs. Its specifications are sufficient for everyday programs such as MS Office, electronic textbooks, online programs and web browsing.
- An EVERYDAY device would be suitable for junior school
- Parents might like to consider an EVERYDAY device for junior years (7-9) and then weigh up student study interests for senior school and consider whether upgrading to a MEDIA device would be more appropriate or beneficial for their studies.
- For students with a strong interest and focus in media-based subjects such as Graphics, IT and Art, a MEDIA device will be more appropriate. Students will need Adobe software which is available through the school.
- NB Students of MEDIA subjects will have access to the necessary software on school computers, so students don't have to have their own laptop. However, it will be beneficial to their studies if they do.