We have chosen an Apple Macintosh platform throughout the School. The Mac platform, together with a three-year leasing period which keeps machines current, enables us to keep maintenance and network management costs at a minimum.
All machines are equipped with a broad suite of software including a range of creative tools such as Garageband (audio production), iPhoto (image editing), iTunes (music and video management), iMovie (powerful video editing) as well as Microsoft Office, the entire Adobe Creative Suite and other publishing and specialist software.
Introductory sessions for new students are held within their first week at The School. These sessions cover familiarisation with the laptop as well as topics such as the rights and responsibilities of the user, email for students, security, and internet use and protection.
The laptop levy for years 5–12 is currently $700 pa and covers the annual rental cost of the laptop, insurance, a protective case, unlimited Google Drive storage for backup, the software suite and internet connection costs. It is compulsory for all students to participate in this program.
The laptops are leased for a period of three years, providing regular updating and the most cost-effective arrangement for the School.
All laptops are covered by a full warranty for faults and failures.
Additionally, the school provides insurance for non-warrantable damage or loss with a $250 excess for each claim. Repair and replacement costs of less than $250, including battery chargers, are the responsibility of parents.
Insurance claims and enquiries should be made through the IT Help Desk in the library, or by emailing [email protected]
Edumate is The School’s student management system. Students will need to log into Edumate for Timetable information. Parent communication will be through Edumate, or directly from teachers Gmail accounts.
Canvas is the School’s Learning Management System. Each course the student is enrolled in will appear on the students Dashboard and will include Assessment information, resources, homework tasks, quizzes, and more.
The Junior School use iPads to create, reflect, collaborate, and share using digital portfolio software Seesaw. Seesaw allows family members to use the app to keep up to date with their students learning.