Year 7 to 12 Information

BYOD @ Trinity

Year 7 to 12 Information

BYOD @ Trinity

Year 7 to 12 Information

Students in Years 7 to 12 participate in a BYOD Programme and are required to purchase and bring a device to School every day. We understand that the needs of our senior students differ from those in younger years, therefore students in Years 7 to 12 have the choice of selecting a Mac or Windows device that best suits their learning needs.

Trinity Grammar School has taken an open approach to the use of devices in the Senior School classroom in line with a student-centred delivery of the curriculum. Classroom technology is utilised as a part of a blended learning model that offers students the opportunity to benefit from a range of delivery methods, both face to face and online. Through the use of web-based tools such as Canvas, our Learning Management System, G Suite for Education, and Microsoft Office 365 we are able to offer our teachers and students collaborative and varied teaching and learning opportunities.

To assist families in selecting an appropriate device, Trinity has worked with a third party supplier to offer appropriate laptop devices for students that can be found in the BYOD Purchase Portal.  Students are also able to bring an alternative make/model of laptop should they wish as long as it meets the minimum specifications.

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Type of device
A laptop style device is required and must include a physical keyboard.

Screen Size
A screen dimension of 12” to 14” is recommended. Devices larger than 14” or smaller than 10” are unsuitable for school use.

Operating System
Any of the following:

  • Microsoft Windows 10
  • Apple Mac OSX 10.12 or later

Wireless Compatibility
Devices must have 5GHz 802.11n support (Dual Band Wireless) “802.11abgn”, “802.11agn”, “802.11ac” or “Gigabit Wireless”.

Weight
<2kg is advised as the device is to be carried to each class.

Battery Performance
>6 hours – students cannot charge their device in the classroom.

Accessories
A protective sleeve, cover or case is required.

Considerations

  • Extending the warranty to 2+ years.
  • Accidental loss and breakage insurance.
  • Devices older than three-years-old, may not be able to connect to our network and receive the necessary updates.

Subject Recommendations
The following are recommendations for elective subjects taken by students in Years 9 to 12. Specialist computer labs are available to students during school time. However, many students wish to continue project work from home, and having a device that is capable of supporting specialist software can be beneficial. Please contact the appropriate Head of Department for any further information.

Visual Art and Design
A suitable device that has good processing power, memory, graphics and inking. 11-12: As above

Music
Macbooks are suggested, and a suitable device will have good processing power, memory and graphics.

Drama
As above.

 IB Film
As above.

Technological and Applied Studies
A suitable device that has good processing power, memory, graphics and inking.