Can our students keep using the laptop in Year 10 and beyond?

A business/education grade laptop such as those supplied as part of the program, have a useful lifespan of 3 years. This is supported by the 3 year warranty duration and 3 year ‘accidental damage protection’ (ADP) plan included with the device. Laptops used by teenagers do typically experience significant ‘wear and tear’ during their normal use, however devices that have been well looked after and are in good working order will likely be fine to use in Year 10.

At the end of Year 9, the laptop is reset and reloaded with a ‘factory software image’ containing Windows 10 and Microsoft Office. In Years 10/11/12, students are responsible for managing their own device and are free to download any required software, including subject specific programs, from the College’s Student Portal.

If a new laptop is required for the senior years, a device will need to be purchased by the family that meets the College’s Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) guidelines at the time, which includes both Apple and Windows alternatives. Each year, the College releases requirements for BYO devices and also offers Year 10-12 families the option to purchase a device recommended by the Faith IT team.