Digital Learning

Technology plays a vital role in today’s world and students need to incorporate these skills into their everyday learning. As such, Sacred Heart College advocates blended learning – combining more traditional learning approaches with the benefits technology can offer. We believe a balance will best set our students up for success in the future and a rewarding journey of lifelong learning.

To support this learning, we recommend our Year 7-10 students start with a Chromebook, and senior students from Year 11, use a laptop. An iPad may also be suitable for Year 7 & 8 students if it fits the below specifications. Please contact Mr Ric Knight if there are any issues with purchasing a device.

Choosing a device

While there are many low-cost options available on the market, we recommend following the below guidelines to ensure investment in a suitable device that meets our requirements.

The most important prerequisite is that a device can be charged at home and last for the entire school day – at least eight hours. A device also needs to meet these specifications:

  • Light and portable
  • Operates Google Apps – Chrome, Drive, Classroom, Docs, Slides
  • Able to connect to wireless networks
  • Ample storage – minimum of 4GB (Chromebook) 8GB (Laptop)
  • Keyboard – built-in or with Bluetooth capability
  •  Anti-virus software
  • Robust and sturdy enough for school use
  • Insured against loss or damage – the College will not accept responsibility for any loss or damage incurred at school.
  • Solid protective case or bag

Purchase information

Several retailers have acceptable device options for our students. Some offer finance options, extended warranties and insurance.

Important notes

Insurance – some insurance companies may consider the College as a workplace, and therefore the device will not be covered by your insurance. We recommend that you confirm details with your insurance provider and ensure the device will be covered at school.

Software – students will need the correct version of software. We recommend using Google Chrome as the default browser. Any other software needed for school will be charged to you through a stationery fee.

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