Information Technology

BYOD Technology in the Middle Years

Students in Years 7 to 9 are required to provide their own device for educational purposes within the classroom. The device requirements and specifications are based around function rather than a mandated device type or brand.        

Functional requirements: 
  1. Stylus enabled device
  2. Touch enabled
  3. Front facing camera 
  4. Keyboard
  5. Long battery life (at least eight hours) 
  6. Light weight and portable 

It is highly recommended that families purchase a sturdy case and insurance in case of accidental damage.

Technology Device Roadmap 

Throughout a student’s journey in Years 7 to 12, it is anticipated that students will require two devices. A new device in Year 7, which should have a life span until approximately the end of Year 9. The second device purchased will then support students as they complete their final schooling in Years 10 to 12.

Software Offerings

All students at the College will have the following software available to install for use on their device. 

Microsoft Office

All students at the College receive a free Office 365 license, which is covered under our school licensing agreement with Microsoft. 

The license covers the following software

  • Word
  • Excel
  • Powerpoint
  • OneNote
  • OneDrive
  • Outlook

The College provides access and licensing to the Adobe Creative Cloud suite which offers software such as Photoshop, Illustrator, Premier Pro and Dreamweaver for students to install on their own devices who may be doing electives which require this software.  

Information Technology Purchasing Portal

St Andrews has partnered with JB HIFI to offer educational pricing on technology for members of the St Andrews community through an online portal. Purchasing through this portal is optional.

Typically, these products are non-retail products, meaning you will not find them in the JB HIFI stores. All orders placed online will be delivered to a JB HIFI store nominated by you for collection, including the Burleigh Heads store. 

The portal provides:

  • Access to a wide range of purchasing options
  • Products specifically selected for Education use
  • Extended warranties and insurance options
  • Options for accessories ie. Protection cases, bags etc.


School Code: SALCBYOD2023 

Year 7 to 9 Device Information