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School BYOD options

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UPDATE 20/3/20: PARK RIDGE STATE HIGH SCHOOL IS RELEASING 80 ADDITIONAL SCHOLARSHIP LAPTOPS TO FAMILIES IN FINANCIAL STRESS.

APPLICATION FORMS AVAILABLE FROM THE OFFICE OR IT HELP DESK.

By far, the most convenient option for families is to purchase their own device.  Park Ridge SHS has partnered with several vendors and has online portals available through our website.  However, the school has developed options to support all families to access BYOD.

The school is proudly committed to our obligations as a public education institution to deliver high and equitable learning outcomes to all our students, no matter their families' financial means. The school offers a limited supply of laptops that are available to purchase or hire if a family is facing financial hardship in providing their own BYOD device.  In extreme cases, families can apply for a Equity Laptop Scholarship at no cost.

There are several ways to access devices from Park Ridge State High School.  See our guide for more information:

4 Ways to BYOD guide (PDF, 548KB). 

Laptops for purchase

Buy a pre-loved device from the school that does all the things you need it to.

These Lenovo 11e machines are reliable as the day they were made.  Compact and light, these feature an 11.6" screen, 4GB ram, 300GB hard drive, speedy Wi-Fi and an Intel Core M-5Y10c dual core for long battery life.

All Lenovo laptops for sale will include a fresh installation of Windows 10.

Check out the spec sheet (PDF, 112KB) and see if this device is right for you.

Available for $200 outright from the finance window.  Families can also pay off the device through a rent-to-buy arrangement at just $50/term.  Please note, the laptop is still the property of the school with school software installed until the final payment is made.

Please note, these do not have a warranty period, however Park Ridge IT Support will provide support for 2020 for hardware and software faults.  Accidental damage is not covered.

Laptops come with a charger.

Hire a device (OUT OF STOCK)

Our brand new hire devices are a great mix of convenience and peace of mind.

Park Ridge SHS has not just one device but two exciting options for families in 2020, so you can pick the device that fits your needs best.

  • Our Dell Education 3190 2-in-1 are a small but tough convertible laptop that comes with a touch screen and optional stylus. Boasting a screen with tough Corning Gorilla Glass with 10x scratch resistance and a rubberised finish designed to withstand drops from up to 30". With up to 10 hours battery life. An excellent option for junior students at $300/year ($75/term).
  • Our Acer Spin 5 will make your student feel like a professional. With its premium construction and power inside, this device is a great option for aspiring seniors. A 2-in-1 convertible with touch screen and optional stylus, it also features USB-C, SD card reader and an Intel i3 processor. Available at $400/year ($100/term).

Check out the spec sheets (PDF, 349KB) and see if this device is right for you.

Exceptional hardship – Equity laptop scholarship (20/3/20 MORE LAPTOPS ADDED)

Park Ridge State High School supports families in financial stress who are not able to buy or hire a device.

Park Ridge SHS believes in providing equitable learning opportunities regardless of financial circumstances and offers limited Equity laptop scholarships to students in need.

How to apply

Families can apply by completing an EQ11 form, available from the IT Help Desk or school office. 

This scheme is open to all families in financial stress and is only to be used if all other options have been exhausted.

When applying for the scholarship, the school will assess each application on a needs-first and application first basis.

The laptop

Successful applicants will receive a loan Lenovo 11e from the school to use in their coursework. This laptop must be returned at the end of the school year.

Check out the spec sheet (PDF, 126KB) and see if this device is right for you.

Terms and conditions of the scholarship

  • Students must adhere to the schools ICT Acceptable Use and BYOD policy at all times
  • Students must behave in a way that represents the school positively
  • If the student leaves Park Ridge SHS, before the end of the school year in which they received the laptop, the school reserves the right to retain the Equity Scholarship Laptop and re-distribute it to another current student
  • Parent/Guardian are expected to participate in the Student Resource Scheme, ensuring payments are made in accordance with the scheme / or that families in financial difficulties have entered into a payment plan with the Business Manager.
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Last reviewed 23 March 2020
Last updated 23 March 2020