At Danebank we continually assess and research new technologies and evaluate their application for our girls. Our original Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) iPad program was a great success and the iPad was the obvious device choice when the program started in 2012. Since then there have been many developments in both hardware and software that now require that your daughter has a modern laptop to ensure your daughter’s ongoing technological needs are met.
You can use our preferred supplier’s online purchasing portal to assist you in purchasing a new device. This will make it easy to make your selection along with any optional accessories and insurance. We have negotiated special education pricing on this portal on your behalf, however you are always welcome to shop elsewhere if you prefer, provided your device meets the minimum requirements.
N.b. An iPad is no longer sufficient to meet the technological requirements for student’s learning and students will not be able to use this as a primary device.
Minimum Device Requirements:
- Weigh less than 2kg
- Battery life sufficient to last a school day
- Screen size between 13” and 15”
- i5 processor or equivalent
- 8GB RAM
- 256GB SSD storage
- Windows 10 and above, or Mac OS X 10.13 and above
The school will provide students with the following software to meet their core educational needs, which can be accessed via these links:
We hope that this approach will help your daughters to become adaptive and innovative users of technology and develop key skills for the future.