St Paul's College requires all students to Bring Your Own Devices (BYOD) to school to support a blended approach to teaching and learning in classrooms.

This is only available so long as the users abide by the Information Technology Acceptable Use Agreement that all students sign this as part of their enrolment into St Paul's College. 

NOTE: Access to the internet is a PRIVILEGE, not a right

The College will ensure that adequate supervision is provided when students are accessing the Internet at school, inappropriate use will lead to suspension of user privileges.

Bring your Own Device (BYOD)

All students at St Paul's College are required to have a suitable device such as a Chromebook, Laptop, Netbook or Tablet for online learning, with specific devices outlined below for Years 7-11. 

The College will provide help to connect to the school Wi-Fi network.  All students will be required to sign and abide by an Information Technology Acceptable Use Agreement at the time of enrolment to use their devices at school.

If you cannot afford a device or need more information -  please email Mr Matt Tou'a, the Dean of Student Welfare: [email protected]  

Students in Years 7-11 will require a Chromebook of their choice that meets the following minimum specifications:

  • Be a Chromebook device 
  • Be robust and study enough for school use 
  • A minimum battery life of 6 hours – there will be no charging facilities at school. 
  • Minimum of 4GB of RAM 
  • Minimum of 16 GB storage 
  • Be wireless 
  • Insured against loss or damage – the school will not accept responsibility for loss or damage occurring at school. 
  • Contain a Google chrome browser. We are a google classroom/app school 
  • Optional USB portal – Some devices do not have a USB portal. You may wish to consider this so your child may be able to load additional software you may purchase or save their work on an external hard drive when needed.  

Students in Years 12- 13 must bring a suitable device such as a Chromebook, Laptop, Netbook or Tablet that meet the following specifications:

  • Be portable, robust and sturdy enough for school use. 
  • A minimum battery life of 6 hours – there will be no charging facilities at school 
  • Have a keypad 
  • Be wireless 
  • Contains anti-virus software if bringing a laptop or netbook 
  • Insured against loss or damage – the school will not accept responsibility for loss or damage occurring at school. 
  • Contain a Google chrome browser. We are a google classroom/app school

Optional USB portal – Some devices do not have a USB portal. You may wish to consider this so your child may be able to load additional software you may purchase or save their work on an external hard drive when needed.  

Cell Phones and other electronic items 

Cell phones and other electronic devices (that are not required for study) are to be turned off from assembly until the end of the day, they are not to be used during or in between classes or at form time. If they are seen to be used during school time, the devices will be confiscated. Parents will be required to pick them up from the Deputy Headmaster Operations & Pastoral or the Dean of Student Welfare. St Paul's College will not accept responsibility for loss or damage to these devices.  

In cases of serious misconduct on the part of a student, the College retains the right to hold the devices until such time as deemed appropriate.

Cell phones may be used to contact home in case of an emergency.

Internet Safety

St Paul’s College firmly believes that obtaining valuable information available on the internet far outweighs the possibility that users may come across material that is not consistent with the desired learning outcomes sought at St Paul’s and to this end, the College has in place security filters to minimise the likelihood of happening upon material that is not relevant to learning and the school. However, we ask you as parents to please assist us with keeping the students safe online.

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