Information Technology

Attention Students in Year 7 2020:

In 2019, through the Governing Council and the ICT Committee, the school has reviewed the ‘Bring Your Own Device’ (BYOD) program for the Year 7’s in 2020. A decision was made to change the model of ICT in 2020 for Year 7’s only to be the following:

  • Students will not use personal ICT devices at school, therefore families / caregivers of students in Year 7 2020 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
  • Parents / caregivers with a child in Year 7 will be invoiced $70.00 GST Free ICT Hire Levy for 2020
  • Year 7 will be the only year level impacted by the decision

Further information in regards to this change will be communicated later this year.

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 8-9 students are required to have an iPad (please read minimal requirement below), and Year 10-12 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.

Download – BYOD information booklet 
Printable Version here

BYOD-Year 8-9 ( iPad)

iPad current model – iPad 7th generation (2019)
Minimum requirements
  • iPad 5th Generation (older generations are no longer support via Apple or our site)
  • 128GB Storage Preferred (32GB Storage Minimum)
  • Wireless
  • Bluetooth. (Used for Airdrop)
  • At least 7 hours of battery life (to cover school day)
  • Apple ID – (Apple id is required to download applications and for usage of iCloud storage)
  • Protective cover

BYOD-Year 10-12 (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 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 Core 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 mail box – 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 doesn’t support Android due to network restrictions.
Does your School Support Chromebooks instead of Laptops or Macbooks?
No our site doesn’t 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 as long as it meets the minimal requirements we have set, however be in mind that second hand devices have no warranty.