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FREE desktops for the local community

 
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Park Ridge State High School believes that everyone should have access to computers to support their work and learning in the 21st century.

To support this, we're launching our Connected Communities initiative!


What is the Connected Communities initiative?

Thanks to our IT staff and Electronics Hub students, Park Ridge State High School is offering 150 end-of-service desktop computers to Park Ridge families, primary school students and community groups - for FREE!

Our aim is to help children, families and groups get connected to the information highway of the internet as well as building strong computer skills of students.


It's our way of supporting digital learning in the 21st century.


These computers are 'end-of-service' for the school and no longer suitable as a full-featured machine, but will perform basic tasks like word processing or internet browsing just fine - a great second (or first!) computer to have in the home.


What's available?

Dell, Lenovo or Acer desktop tower:

  • Intel i3 3240/4130-4170
  • 4GB RAM
  • 500GB Hard Drive
  • Windows 10
  • Monitor
  • (optional, while stocks last) keyboard/mouse/Wi-Fi card

Participants are invited to collect one computer where they have a genuine need or where the device will be used to support children's development or for use in a community group.


Who can apply?

Community groups, clubs, charities or families with primary school aged children in the following suburbs are eligible to apply for a FREE desktop: Park Ridge, Park Ridge South, Crestmead, Heritage Park, Boronia Heights, Greenbank, Regents Park, New Beith, North Maclean, Munruben.

At collection, you may be asked to provide the following:

  • Groups and clubs - organisation address in eligible suburb and proof of authority to collect for the organisation (e.g. statement on organisation letterhead)
  • Primary school students - proof of address (driver's licence) and proof of local primary school enrolment (student ID, report card)

After Collection:

No warranty or backup service is available, either implied or stated.  Park Ridge State High School cannot and will not provide any support, either by way of parts or expertise.


Apply online

If you are eligible, you can apply online now!

You will receive a confirmation email or phone call when your device is ready for collection and instructions on how to collect.  Please wait for this confirmation before arriving at the school.

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Last reviewed 15 October 2020
Last updated 15 October 2020