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ICT & BYOD Program

We use ICT extensively to support our students learning. From state of the art media and photography laboratories, high speed internet and wide network coverage, student owned devices operate seamlessly while on the school site.

Additionally, we continue to invest in online programs to enrich and support each child’s learning improving the rate at which they learn and the way they learn.

We currently provide online textbooks to every student in Year 7 to 10, allowing student 24/7 access to content for Science, Mathematics and Humanities and Social Sciences.

Learning Areas such as Science, Mathematics, English and Languages provide student’s further access to online learning platforms such as Stile, Education Perfect and Maths Pathway. Despite some of these being in place for a short period of time, we are pleased with student success achieved in both engagement and improved results.

We believe in giving parents some choice on which device their child uses. The following specifications guidelines ensure the device can be supported within the Duncraig SHS network.  A Windows or Mac laptop integrates more effectively into our ICT workflow. Devices should comply with the minimum specs listed below:

We do not recommend a Chromebook or iPad.

Operating System MAC OSX 10.13+ | Windows 10 or 11
Processor M1 (Apple) or i5 or better (PC)
RAM 8GB (16GB preferred)
Screen Size 12 inch or larger
Battery Life 8 hours (recommended)
Storage 128GB SSD or better
Wireless 5Ghz Band Compatibility (802.11ac)

(If the device does note meet this wireless requirement it will not have access to the network)

Duncraig Senior High School recommends students wishing to study Photography or Media subjects should choose an Apple Mac device to be more compatible with our Media software.

For PC we recommend Pen enabled laptops. The pen allows students to easily annotate electronic notes, maintain hand writing skills and actively participate in lessons to embed learning. Several are available on the CompNow portal.

You may purchase your device anywhere. However Duncraig has organised device bundles with Compnow that offer you support advantages with the device collected from the school if it needs servicing.

To purchase go directly to the Compnow