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1 to 1 Laptop Program - BYOD

​From 2018 Cavendish Road State High School will gradually roll out BYOD for students in Years 10-12.  Students in years 7 – 9 will continue with the school owned 1-1 Laptop Program as part of the Student Resource Scheme.  

  • 2018 – all year 10 students and optional for year 12 students
  • 2019 – all year 10 and 11 students
  • 2020 – all year 10, 11 and 12 students
 
 Laptops will need to meet specific requirements in order to connect to the school network.  Please see specifications below.  The school has links with three retailers as an option for parents purchasing a Bring Your Own (BYOD) device.  The use of these retailers is not mandatory and they are provided as a convenience for parents.  Links to the retailer websites are below on this page. 
 

Joining the program

 
An annual parental contribution of $100 will apply for the BYOD program. This is payable in full at the start of each school year.  Connection to the network will not be available until this fee is paid.  All students will be required to complete the BYOD Charter Agreement each year.
 
The annual fee contributes to the following items: 
 
  • BYOD Connection Licence
  • Technical support for connection and software access
  • Pool device for limited loan when BYOD device is non-functional
  • Software for your BYOD computer.
 
Information documents for the BYOD Program
 
 
 

BYOD connection checklist (PDF, 517KB)

 
Student BYOD Charter Agreement
 
This document is to be signed and returned to the Finance office prior to joining the program.
 
 
 

BYOD Devices Minimum Specifications   

WINDOWS MACHINES

 

General Purpose

These devices will be suitable for general purpose computing, excluding Video Editing and Auto Desk (Revit, Inventor and Auto CAD). 
 
Windows Machines (Entry Level/ General Purpose) – Core i5, 8GB Ram, Wireless Network 5.4Ghz., 500 GB HDD minimum or 256 SSD, Battery sufficient to last 6 hours on Balanced Power Mode.  64bit Operating System (Windows 10). 
 
Higher level
 
These devices will be suitable for higher level computing, including Video Editing and Auto Desk (Revit, Inventor and AutoCAD). 
 
Windows Machines (AutoDesk/Adobe Suite) – Core i7, 8GB Ram, Wireless Network 5.4Ghz., 512 SSD Battery sufficient to last 6 hours on Balanced Power Mode, 64bit Operating System (Windows 8.1, Windows 10) 
 
HARD DRIVES: Many new laptop computers come with “SSD” hard drives which are smaller in capacity but faster than the traditional magnetic hard drives. For additional data storage, a good option is a robust, external USB-3/USB-C hard drive.  

MAC MACHINES

 
* NOTE for students with MAC’s studying Graphics Subjects *
 
Students studying Graphics/Media subjects which require the use of AutoDesk software (AutoCAD, REVIT, Inventor) and the Adobe Suite will need to have a copy of windows on their MAC as well as OSx 10.14 either as virtual machine or Dual Boot. The school can advise how to do this. 
  

General Purpose

Macbook Air OSx 10.14 or Higher: 1.6GHz dualcore Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB memory, 256GB SSD, Dual Band Wireless 5.4Ghz 
 
Higher level computing 
 
Macbook Pro 15” OSx 10.14 Touch Bar or Higher: 6-core Intel Core i7 processor with Turbo Boost up to 4.5GHz, 512GB SSD, 16GB memory, Band Wireless 5.4Ghz 
 
HARD DRIVES: Many new laptop computers come with “SSD” hard drives which are smaller in capacity but faster than the traditional magnetic hard drives. For additional data storage, a good option is a robust, external USB-3/USB-C hard drive.  
 
Accessories: Protective Hard Case, Warranty coverage 
 
Optional (but highly recommended): Accidental Damages Insurance  

Can I have an IPAD?

 

* NOTE for students with iPads studying Graphics/Media Subjectsthis device is NOT suitable. 

Students are expected to have a device sufficient for their curriculum needs as defined in the specifications on this page. 
The new iPad Pro has been approved, though it is recommended that your student should check with HOD Information Services as to whether the iPad Pro is suitable for the subjects being taken.  Even though apps are available for most software, they tend to be Lite versions and do not have the full functionality of the full application.  It is a requirement that a keyboard is used. 
 
Any previous iPad models (other than the new iPad Pro) are NOT considered as a suitable device.  

What devices are not supported?

 
Microsoft Surface RT – These devices are not compatible with BYOD solution. 
 
Linux Devices – These devices are not compatible with BYOD solution. 
 
Chromebooks  – These devices are not compatible with BYOD solution. 
 
Android Tablets - These devices are not compatible with BYOD solution.  

Vendor Portals – options to purchase

 
Three Vendor portals are now available as an option for parents purchasing a BYOD device. The use of these portals is not mandatory and they are provided by vendors as a convenience for parents. The school is not involved in the private transactions between parents and the vendors. The school does not accept deliveries on behalf of students/parents. Please ensure that online orders are sent to your home address. 
 
ACER (Windows devices) 
 
Acer offers Acer Windows machines.  Click 'BYOD Store' to view laptops. 
 
DELL (Windows devices) 
 
Dell offers Dell Windows machines. Please download and read the Information Pack (PDF, 1,375KB).  
 
Username: Cavendish 
 
Password: BYOD2017 
 
SCHOOL LOCKER (Windows and Mac devices) 
 
School Locker offer Windows and Mac devices. 
 
** Important Notes on this vendor** 
 
This vendor provides student pricing which can be obtained by the use of a loyalty card. The card provides an access code for special pricing. Cards can be collected from Cavendish Road State High School Finance Office. Only one card per family is required. 
 
This vendor also provides a rebate to the school for each purchase made in the name of Cavendish Road State High School.   

IT support links

 
Elearn - Blackboard Online Classroom
 
Elearn can be accessed from home by visiting http://elearn.eq.edu.au. Students can also install the BlackBoard Mobile app and use the search term "DETE" to find the Department of Education Queensland Learning Place code once the app has been installed. Students use their normal school login username and password to access the site.
 
Email
 
Email can be accessed from any internet enabled device - http://webmail.eq.edu.au
 
Video Tutorials and Support (All Queenslanders)
 
Lynda.com
 
The State Library of Queensland (SLQ) offers free access to Lynda.com for all QLD residents.  Lynda.com training videos cover nearly all of the major software used at school.  To access this excellent resource please:
 
  1. Join SLQ by clicking Here
  2. Once you have joined up with SLQ, and have a username and password, click Here
 
Microsoft Office
 
FREE Microsoft Office: Microsoft office is available for free for students in State Schools.
  

For further details, contact Karen McFarlane, Head of Department Information Services.

 
kmcfa19@eq.edu.au   Phone:  3394 0718 

Third Party Website Consent

 
The use of web based educational resources has risen steadily over the last decade and are increasingly being used by teachers across Queensland to improve student learning outcomes.  Our school and teachers make decisions about the best technology to meet the needs of our students. Sometimes it is beneficial for students to utilise services provided by third party web-based providers.