Information Technology

Attention Students in Year 7 & Year 8 2021:

In 2020, through the Governing Council and the ICT Committee, the school has reviewed the ‘Bring Your Own Device’ (BYOD) program for the Year 7’s and Year 8’s in 2021.

A decision was made to change the model of ICT in 2021 for Year 7’s & Year 8’s to be the following:

  • Students will not use personal ICT devices at school, therefore families / caregivers of students in Year 7/8 2021 will not be required to purchase an iPad for educational purposes.
  • Sets of iPads will be purchased by the school for the students to use as required and will remain at school.
Students in Year 9 – Year 12 2021:

Since 2013 Kadina Memorial School has successfully implemented a BYOD program, The aim of the program was to allow students to use their own Microsoft/ Apple Device as a learning tool while at Kadina Memorial School.

Year 8 students in 2020 whom currently own a BYOD iPad will continue to use their ipads in Year 9 2021, However newly enrolled Year 9 students in 2021 will be encouraged to purchase a laptop device.

Year 9-12 Students are required to have an Apple Mac, or Microsoft Windows Device (please read minimal requirements below).
If you have any questions regarding the ICT requirements for your child please feel free to contact the school.

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BYOD-Year 9-12 (Apple or Windows Device)

Minimum Hardware Requirements
Windows Device – (Laptop, Notebook or 2 in 1 Device)
  • Windows 10
  • 11.6-inch screen (1366×768 resolution minimum)
  • 500GB HDD/ 128GB SSD (SSD preferred due to loading speeds)
  • 8GB RAM
  • Intel i3 (would prefer i5/i7)
  • USB
  • Wireless a/b/g/b (must be dual band 2.4/5.0Ghz)
  • At least 7 hours of battery life (to cover school day)
  • Carry Case
Apple Device – (Macbook, Macbook Air)
Macbook 2012-2014 models both Pros/Air are still acceptable at our site.
  • Mac OS X Mojave
  • 13-inch screen (1366×768 resolution minimum)
  • 128GB (256GB SSD is preferred)
  • 8GB RAM
  • Intel i3 (would prefer i5/i7)
  • Wireless
  • USB
  • At least 7 hours of battery life (to cover school day)
  • Carry Case

 

Microsoft Office Suite

The Education Department will provide cloud/internet access to Learn link Office 365 and downloadable Office 365 Pro Plus (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc) to all students. There are conditions for use of Office 365. This software will be available to students at no charge. Parents who wish to ‘opt out’ of this offer are required to do so in writing.

 

Daymap

Daymap is our learning management system with functions for daily bulletins, lessons, lesson notes and student notes, assessment and does require the use of a device for access at school. External access to Daymap is also available to students and parents.

 

LearnLink

Learn Link is the Department for Education product that provides email/portals in public schools.  It offers
  • Email and internet filtering
  • Automated identity management
  • Larger mailbox – 50 GB
  • Personal web-based storage – up to 1 Tb in One Drive
  • Email attachments – up to 6 Mb
Login will be the same for all email access through Learn Link and passwords will need to change regularly – students will need to protect their password and remember it as well as the access questions when changing it in future.
 

Frequently asked questions?

Does your school support Android Devices instead of iPads?
No our site does not support Android due to network restrictions.
Does your School Support Chromebooks instead of Laptops or MacBooks?
No our site does not support Chromebooks due to issues with logging into secure networks, Software not supported.
How do I get access to the Daymap as a parent?
We have instructions available on our website Click here.
Do I need to buy software for my child’s device?
No we supply access to range software available while your student is studying at Kadina Memorial School.
Should I buy extended warranty or accidental damage protection for my child’s device or devices?
This is a personal preference, however, would recommend Apple care+ for apple devices, as it extends the warranty and covers 2 accidental breakages. This also applies for windows devices, you can ask for prices for extended warranty and cover for accidental breakage. 
Can I buy second-hand devices for my child?
Yes if it meets the minimal requirements we have set, however be in mind that second-hand devices have no warranty.