Success for all

One Student, One Device

The Port Augusta Secondary School Governing Council endorsed the Technology Tools initiative which took effect from term 1 2020 where all year 11 and 12 students are required to have their own device. The Governing Council extended this opportunity of One Student, One Device across all year levels from the commencement of the 2021 school year. 

At Port Augusta Secondary School all students are required to have their own laptop device for use at school. There are 2 options available:

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1

Hire of a school device at $120 per year

Download and complete the Laptop Hire Agreement Form and return it to Port Augusta Secondary School. An Assistance for All Students scheme is available for families experiencing hardship. Application forms can be obtained from Student Services or Resource Technology Centre (RTC) at the school, or download HERE.

2

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) at no cost

Bring your own device (BYOD) from home, or purchase a new device through your preferred supplier. Families choosing this option may be eligible for a rebate from Governing Council of $25 per term ($100 per year) credit which can be utilised for payment of school fees, uniforms or excursions. This offer is available for a 3 year period from 2023 to 2026. Therefore if you opt for BYOD from 2023 to 2026, you will be entitled to a total $300 credit to be spent at the school. Credits will be issued each term. BYOD agreement forms will need to be completed through the Resource Technology Centre (RTC). To be eligible for $100 per year credit, devices must be consistently used at school, sufficiently charged ready for use and meet our recommended minimum specifications:

Specifications Year 8 to 10 Year 11 to 12
Processor
Core i3 (6th gen) or equivalent
Core i5 (6th gen) or equivalent
Memory
4GB
8GB
Storage (hard disk)
128GB
128GB
Battery capacity
up to 12 hours
up to 12 hours
Screen *
11.6'
13.3'
Operating system
Windows 10
Windows 10

* anti-glare screen is recommended

Please note: Chromebooks do not meet minimum specifications – our network does not support them.

To assist families with pricing research in relation to BYOD, information on devices is available from Leaning With technologies (LWT) who offer a range of devices that meet our minimum specifications.