Information Technology

BYOD Technology in the Senior Years

Students are required to provide their own device for educational purposes within the classroom.

Device type is not mandated as students transition to the Senior Years however, we value the following functionality to leverage the use of OneNote which is used within the classroom.

  • Stylus enabled device
  • Front facing camera
  • Keyboard
  • Long battery life (at least eight hours)
  • Light weight and portable

If in the Senior Years you are selecting music as one of your senior subjects, then a mac would be required to run subject specific software. 

Minimum device specifications are listed towards the end of this document. 

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. Device function in Years 7 to 9 is mandated. Device requirements in Years 10 to 12 become an open BYOD.

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 10 to 12 Device Information