St Agnes’ Parish Secondary Schools’ Leadership (SAPSS) Team and the Information Communication Technologies Review Committee work together annually to develop a sustainable, cost effective and contemporary ‘Bring Your Own Device’ (BYOD) solution for students in our Secondary Colleges.
Each year our enrolling Year 7 students and families will receive information on the BYOD for the following year. These devices should sustain students until the end of their Year 10 year, at which point if they choose to continue on to Year 11 and 12, another device is generally recommended. In addition to the student device, at the end of each school year information is sent out via the College Newsletter and Facebook page for books and supplies that students will need for the following year.
The following guide is provided to help students and parents make an informed decision about the purchase of a device that will suit their needs throughout Year 11 and 12. Families are encouraged not to purchase a device until subject choices are made and the relevant subject teachers have been consulted. Please read the following guide carefully, and consult the Leader of Learning Techologies, Mr Rhys Jones if you have any further questions.
Please note the college advises families that an iPad can cater for all learning needs until the end of Year 10. The iPad can be appropriate for Year 11 and 12 as a 'standard' BYOD device.
Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Powerpoint) can be obtained for free via a valid student email account. There is no need to purchase this as an extra cost.