Dernancourt School R-7Dernancourt School R-7

Department for Education

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Dear Parents and Families,

Dernancourt School has successfully introduced a laptop program since 2021. As part of their learning, our students are utilising a range of technologies regularly.

We believe that if your child is in Years 4-6, they will benefit greatly through the purchase of a laptop to support their learning at Dernancourt School. Next year will be the third year of our Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) program and this provides our students with similar technology opportunities offered in other schools within our portfolio and the Department for Education.

Dernancourt School has provided access to an online ordering portal on the school's website.

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If you wish to purchase your device through the school, the portal is a convenient option. However, there are other options to consider, such as JB Hi-Fi, Officeworks and Harvey Norman. You may also decide to purchase a suitable pre-owned or refurbished device.

A Windows laptop is the preferred choice, but we can also accommodate Apple MacBooks. However, Chromebooks are not supported on our network. As a guide, the following specifications are recommended:

CPU: Minimum Intel i3/AMD Ryzen 3
Memory: Minimum 4GB
Storage: Minimum 128GB SSD

Purchasing a laptop is often a considerable expense, but one that will suit your child's needs for the remainder of primary school and into high school.

There is no need to purchase any software for your child's device, as they will have student access to the Office 365 suite of applications and the Dernancourt School Wi-Fi network.

We ask you to consider the benefits of your child/children having their own laptop to aid their learning in the classroom and at home.

Kind regards,
Dernancourt School