Digital Devices for 2021

Monbulk College is committed to providing our students with the best access to learning technologies and online learning.

Based on feedback from students, staff and the wider community, the college will continue to implement a notebook (laptop) program for our students. Devices used in the program would be anticipated to have a lifespan of 3 to 4 years.

Information has been provided to families of 2021 Year 7 and 10 students in the information pack sent in August. Students of other year levels are welcome to transition to a notebook computer when it is appropriate. There is no requirement for students of Year 9 in 2021 to use a notebook but they can transition to one if preferred. The college will continue its notebook program for our senior school students.

If you choose to use a device that does not meet these requirements it may not be capable of supporting the range of software and other features required. This device would possibly need to be replaced earlier than the 3 to 4 year anticipated life span. Any families using a device with a solid state drive (SSD) of less than 256 GB will need to support their student in regularly backing up files to an external or portable drive and ensuring that only programs or apps required for school are installed.

Any families who may require financial assistance to purchase this are welcome to contact the No Interest Loan Scheme.

You may wish to compare prices with our partner Learning With Technologies who are able to provide education pricing which may be cheaper than retail.

Visit our Order Portal

Suggested minimum requirements

Note: Students are not permitted to charge their devices while in the classroom, so battery life is a significant consideration.

Windows PC

  • Processor – 1.6 GHz (4 core)
  • Memory – 8 GB
  • Display size – 13 inch (diagonal)
  • Run time (battery) – 8 hours
  • Solid state drive – at least 256 GB
  • Maximum weight – 2.5kg

MacBook

  • Any MacBook model 2018 or later
  • Memory – 8 GB
  • Solid state drive – at least 256GB
  • Appropriate dongles/connectors to access USB, Ethernet and HDMI

For more information about our Digital Devices program at Monbulk College, please contact us.