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BYOD Information

In 2021 digital devices are compulsory for all year 7-13 students.  
 
Below is a list of specifications for purchasing a device. If your daughter currently has a device that meets the below specification, then there is no need to purchase a new one.  
 
Mobile phones are digital devices, but they are not acceptable as a learning device. They are not to be used, seen, or heard during school hours from 8.30am-3.10pm.  

The following specifications are: 
Recommended Not recommended 

Operating System  Windows 10 or Mac OSX Chrome Books 
Windows 11 Tablets (Android or Apple)   Windows 10 S-mode  
Hard Drive 64GB+ (128GB+ recommended for Seniors)
Less than 64GB RAM 4GB+ (8GB+ recommended for Seniors) Less than 4GB 
Battery Life 6 hours + (there are no charging facilities at school)   

  • Weight – Since students may have to carry their device plus other resources around from class to class, their device  should weigh less than 1.5kg.   
  • Robustness – Device should be strong enough to survive a fall onto a hard surface. A padded protective sleeve or  padded school bag is essential.   
  • Anti-virus software – For Windows or Mac devices, anti-virus and anti-spyware software are recommended to  protect the data on the device and to prevent the device from being used to spread malware. Modern operating  systems do have some antivirus software included.   Additional requirements:  
  • Insurance – The school cannot accept responsibility for any device that is lost or stolen. Accidental damage  insurance is usually available from suppliers.   
  • Warranty – Check this with the supplier. A minimum warranty of 1-year is standard, but this can be extended for a  price.    
  • On-site support – No facilities are available for repairing damaged devices. This needs to be covered by the supplier.  Account issues can be solved by the school I.T service. Assistance with day-to-day troubleshooting will  be offered, where possible, by staff and trained students.    
  • Local suppliers include JB Hi-Fi, Noel Leeming, PB Technologies, Warehouse Stationery, etc.   
  • Misuse of digital technology (as in accordance with our Cyber Citizenship Agreement, signed by all Marist College students regarding the responsible use of digital technology) will result in the item being stored in the school office for parents to collect.  
  • Marist College takes no responsibility for confiscated, lost or damaged mobile phones or digital devices.  
 
All need to install the following:  
  • Microsoft Office http://portal.office.com (Login with Marist College credentials - look for 'install Office' button, usually top right. Free on up to 5 devices with Marist account) 
  • Paper Cut client for printing http://mcps1:9163/setup 
  • Chrome browser 
Please note - For Windows devices with S-mode, please ensure S-mode is removed.   
Resources:
2021 Device Information
2021DigitalDevice