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In 2016 Year 10 students will partake in the Casuarina Senior College Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Program. This means that students will be able to being their own personal device from home to enhance their learning. 

 

PATHWAYS

There are 3 possible paths to choose between:

Option 1
Purchase a new device

Option 2
Bring an existing device

Option 3
Rent a device from the College 

Casuarina Senior College will provide a portal where vendors can provide a range of choices for purchase that suit our environment from different Local Darwin Vendors
These devices include 3 year onsite warranties and other benefits. Pricing Range from $650 - $1500 is expected
The portal will be released in the second half of 2015.
Under this option existing devices may be brought to school. However we recommend that the devices meet the Minimum Hardware Specifications Below.
Existing Devices may not include the other benefits such as the 3 year warranty to cover the students full time at Casuarina Senior College.
Dell Netbooks are available for hire from the school under the Student Netbook Hire Scheme.
These devices are lower powered and may not suit all software applications and do not meet the recommended hardware specifications below;
This is a low cost alternative method of partaking in the BYOD Program at $100 per year.

 

HARDWARE SPECIFICATIONS

It’s recommended that the BYO device meet all the following requirements.

DEVICE TYPE

 

Laptop, netbook or convertible laptop/tablet

SCREEN SIZE

 

Minimum screen size of 9.7 inches

SYSTEM RAM INSTALLED

 

PORTS

 

OPERATING SYSTEM

Windows 7, 8.1 or 10 Apple Max OSX Mountain Lion, Mavericks or Yosemite

WIRELESS COMPATIBILITY

2.4 Ghz or 5 GHz 802.11n and connect to WPA2-Enterprise Networks

BATTERY LIFE

6 Hours + Recommended

INTERNET BROWSERS

Current Version of: Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox or Safari

ANTIVIRUS PROTECTION

Highly Recommended

 

STUDENT BYOD SOFTWARE BUNDLE

As part of the program CSC we will provide the following premium current software for you to use on your own personal computer whilst you remain a Student at CSC.

Adobe Microsoft Other Software
  • Acrobat Pro
  • Captivate
  • Dreamweaver
  • Edge Animate
  • Fireworks
  • Flash Pro
  • Illustrator
  • InDesign
  • Muse
  • Photoshop
  • Photoshop Elements
Access
Excel
Lync
OneDrive
OneNote
PowerPoint
Publisher
Word
Clickview Online 
Efox Suite
Mathletics (Year 10) 
Turnitin 
1TB of Cloud Storage
Stop Pro Annimation
Windows 10 Education Edition*

 

$2260 worth of Value

Microsoft Office Software can be installed on 5 computers (Mac or PC) and unlimited Mobile Apps on Android & iOS Devices. Adobe Software can be installed on 2 Devices (Mac or PC) and unlimited Mobile Apps on Android & iOS.

* Windows 10 Education Edition is currently being tested in the environment and likely that the college will move its devices to this platform mid 2016. Students will be able to get this new edition for free to add capabilities beyond Windows 10 Home or Pro.

Students bring their devices onto the school site at their own risk and in cases of malicious damage or theft of another student’s device, existing school processes for damage to school or another student’s property apply. Insurance is the responsibility of parents/caregivers and students. Casuarina Senior College are under no obligation to provide technical support for hardware or software although where resources exist will help to troubleshoot and identify issues for students. 

For more information please see our FAQS, BYOD POLICY and BYOD EQUITY POLICY.

DEVICE PURCHASING PORTAL

 

 

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Casuarina Senior College builds a culture and environment where young adults are confident to take responsibility for their learning. This environment is developed through mutual trust, respect and care between students, staff and the broader community.