A great place to start is the following frequently-asked questions
about bringing your own device:

Years 5 & 6 FAQs

Chromebooks offer teachers an exciting array of tools and platforms that can help to engage students and transform learning. They are only a tool and as with any tool, are secondary to our pedagogy.

Yes. Learning to write and practising writing is a skill that is highly valued and reflected in syllabus documents and teaching practice.

Students may place decals, stickers, and labels onto their devices. This is a good way of identifying their Chromebook from other students.

While using the School network the device will have enterprise grade filtering applied to internet content and applications.  All usage through the School network is monitored. This is complemented by our classroom management tool, Hapara, which allows teachers to see browsing activity in real-time time during class. The School also applies a Chromebook Management Device license to all Chromebooks to install network settings and apps and enforce other restrictions on and offsite (such as YouTube and Google safe search).

In the Preparatory and Junior School devices remain inside classrooms during recess and lunch. Safe practices are encouraged but the device remains the individual students’ responsibility. In the event a Chromebook is stolen or misplaced, the responsibility for assigning liability rests with the relevant Head of School.

All transactions made on Trinity’s BYOD Portal are between the merchant ComputersNow and the purchaser (Parents and Students). If you have any issue making your purchase, you can contact the Account Manager, John Ng and BYOD team on 02 9951 7955. You can also click on the Chat now option on the portal or email at trinitygrammar@compnow.com.au

Families may provide their son with a device not purchased from the portal if it meets the minimum specification requirements. Devices older than three-years-old may not be able to connect to our network and receive the necessary updates. Trinity recommends the following considerations when choosing a device not purchased via the purchase portal:

    1. Does the device meet the minimum specifications?
    2. Does the device come with an extended warranty to last over the Chromebook’s life?
    3. Does the device have enough battery life for use throughout the day?

Please contact your child’s class teacher in the first instance.  Trinity will review your son’s situation and see how we can assist.

The student should request help from the teacher in the first instance as many issues can be resolved in class. Should further assistance be required, the teacher may direct the student to either the eLearning Integrator or ICT Service Centre.

The ICT Service Centre can provide the following assistance:

  • Troubleshooting
  • Network connection issues
  • Basic diagnosis
  • Lodging and escalating valid warranty and insurance repairs/claims for devices purchased from Trinity’s Purchase Portal.

Short term loan devices are available for all student s to use in the event of a device malfunction or failure so that students can continue working while their device is being repaired or replaced.  This service will have associated conditions and will be free for the first 14 days after which a rental fee may apply. Students and parents must complete an ICT Loan form before a device is issued.

Years 7 TO 12 FAQs

While using the School network the device will have enterprise-grade filtering applied to internet content and applications.  All usage through the School network is monitored. Trinity does not deploy any filtering or monitor networks outside of official Trinity Grammar School ICT networks. Trinity also teaches eSmart and responsible digital citizenship to ensure students understand responsibilities and appropriate behaviour when using technology.

No. Students are required to bring with them a fully charged device which will last for 6 hours.

Students have access to printing in the Arthur Holt Library. Printing is based on a credit system.

Trinity recommends students using Windows or MacOS utilise their OneDrive (as part of Office 365) and/or Google Drive for the G Suite for Education. Both Cloud systems offer large data repositories and a local client to sync for selected data. Students may also like to save locally to their laptops.

Please note that despite the location of where data is saved, it is the Student’s responsibility to ensure their work is regularly backed up. Trinity may not be able to retrieve data from OneDrive, Google Drive or locally stored files in the event of a failure. Trinity does not take responsibility for the backup or recovery of data.

      • Android devices
      • iOS devices
      • Windows 10 Mobile devices
      • Linux devices
      • Chromebooks

Please feel free to contact ICT Service Centre for further clarification around what devices are not allowed and the minimum specifications documentation.

Trinity recommends that families seek to insure all devices that are brought to School. All laptops come with a three-year warranty with all Windows and MacOS purchases via Trinity’s BYOD Purchase Portal. There is an option to add Accidental Damage Protection (ADP) insurance. It is important to read the ADP agreement and T&Cs before purchasing.

Trinity recommends that anti-virus software and in-built firewalls within Windows and MacOS are enabled and regularly updated on all devices brought to School. Trinity actively works to make its network safe from viruses, however, Trinity does not accept any responsibility for devices which contract viruses. Regular backups should be taken which can be used to restore from in the event a device needs to be rebuilt.

It is the responsibility of all students to look after and care for their devices while at School. If you feel that a device is broken due to another student’s carelessness, you may contact the relevant Deputy Head of School via the Pastoral Office to discuss the matter further

As soon as possible, please report the damage to the ICT Service Centre. Students will need to provide details of the damage to their Head of School. A loan device may be issued for a two-week period where possible.

Web Browser

      • Safari – latest version (MacOS only)
      • Chrome – latest version
      • Firefox – latest version

Security Software

      • Microsoft Security (Windows)
      • ClamXAV (MacOS)

Access

      • Connect to the Trinity WiFi network
      • Access all online tools and services including Office 365, Google Workspace for Education and Canvas and other student-based applications.
      • Download Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Cloud
      • Login to TGS devices including Mac and PC labs.
      • Access to the library catalogues, databases, and services.

The ICT Service Centre can provide the following assistance:

  • Troubleshooting
  • Network connection issues
  • Basic diagnosis
  • Assist lodging and escalating valid warranty and insurance repairs/claims for devices purchased from Trinity’s Purchase Portal.

Short term loan devices are available for all student s to use in the event of a device malfunction or failure so that students can continue working while their device is being repaired or replaced.  This service will have associated conditions and will be free for the first 14 days after which a rental fee may apply. Students and parents must complete an ICT Loan form before a device is issued.

Key contacts

You can contact the Trinity ICT Service
Centre via this form. The ICT Service
Centre is open Monday to Friday
between 7:30am – 4:30pm.

For questions on the BYOD programme,
please contact the eLearning Integrator
for your campus.

SENIOR SCHOOL (7 TO 12)

Miss Rachel Hughes

JUNIOR SCHOOL (5 TO 6)

Mr Evan Karagiannis

PREPARATORY SCHOOL (5 TO 6)

Mr Carlos Dangoor

For questions, order updates and issues
with the BYOD Purchase Portal:

Account Manager – John Ng

You can also click on the Chat Now
option in the portal.