‘Bring your own device’ program

In the last couple of years, Renmark High School has made significant upgrades to our IT infrastructure, which now allows students to bring their own computers to school and access our high-speed filtered internet. While students do not have to bring a computer to school, many who do find they are more productive in class and more easily transition their work between school and home.

Which computer to purchase can be a daunting task full of questions. We have attempted to simplify the process by doing a lot of the research for you. Through partnering with Edunet we have created a purchasing portal where we have made recommendations for different levels of power and cost including both Windows and Apple devices. Through a volume purchasing agreement we are also able to provide these cheaper than through retail stores.

Next year students in years 9-12 will be required to use a device at school to  support their learning. To assist with costs to families Renmark High School will offer the first 50 students to request a coupon code a $150 discount. Families with students in year 7 and 8 are still eligible for a coupon code. You can request a coupon from dl.0794.finance@schools.sa.edu.au.

Students who do not have a device will be able to borrow one from the library, daily. From 2023 all students will be issued with a new locker for the security of devices and personal belongings.

If you are getting a computer from elsewhere, please keep in mind the following suggestions:

  • Screen size, 11 inch or larger.
  • Battery life, needs to last the whole 6-hour school day.
  • Keyboard, if writing for any length of time.
  • Lightweight, generally under 1.6 kg is better.
  • Insurance, is it covered for accidental damage or loss?
  • Warranty, is it covered by warranty for repairs?

If you would like more help deciding which computer will work for your child, please feel free to contact us and we’ll talk you through the options.