At Seymour College, we are committed to preparing our students for participation and leadership in an increasingly complex digital world and, as part of that, supporting the development of their skills of digital citizenship.
There is no doubt that 21st century learning is increasingly complex, global and networked, and our challenge as educators is to prepare students, using innovative solutions that provide personalised learning, wherever possible.
With this in mind, the one-to-one initiative at Seymour College is designed to enable students to seamlessly engage with an information-rich world.
Choosing your device
Incoming Year 6-8 students use a Windows device with touch and pen support. This will ensure the widest range of features will be available to all students to maximise their learning.
Apple laptops are not permitted as a College device for Year 6-8 students.
Orders for devices are available in the college portal, with optional accessories and accidental damage insurance (highly recommended).
HP EliteBook x360 1030 G4 / i5 / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD / 3 Yr Wty $1917.69
HP 3 Year Accidental Damage Protection - $55 Excess $206.80
Access key: Seymour
Password: Seymour (create your own PIN after ordering)
Orders take approximately six weeks to complete and are delivered to the College ready for the start of the new year. The cut-off date for portal orders is Wednesday 27 November to guarantee delivery for Term 1, 2020.
A video guide on purchasing your daughter's laptop via the college portal is below:
Students in Years 9 to 12 can choose a Windows or Apple device, but the College recommends that families consider very carefully the full range of functionality which best supports their daughter’s learning and opportunities for the future.
If purchasing a laptop outside of the portal, minimum recommended specifications are:
- Windows device (required for Years 6-8 / not required for Years 9-12)
- i5 processor
- 8GB RAM
- 256GB SSD
- Touch screen and pen (required for Years 6-8 / not required for Years 9-12)
The College will install additional network management and security applications on all devices using the College network. All software required by the student is included and licenced for the life of the student’s enrolment at the College.
iPads for Years 4–5
Junior School students in Years 4–5 are required to use a 128GB, 10.2” iPad with a Bluetooth keyboard. Smaller or larger iPads are not recommended.
Students in Years 4–5 will use an iPad for anywhere, anytime access, to support personalised learning, foster learning autonomy, assist research and organisation, and enhance online collaboration and home-to-school connectedness.
The iPad has the capacity to converge technologies to achieve a variety of services such as text books and printed materials, note-taking, word processing, calculator, voice recording, and a camera. Further, the 'App Store' provides students and teachers literally hundreds of thousands of Apps that facilitate teaching and learning.
Compact in size and lightweight, the iPad is highly portable and has a battery life of ten hours to ensure a full school day of learning.
Laptops for Years 6–12
Year 6–12 students and teachers will use a personal laptop to access the College’s online learning tools. Access to internet, intranet/portal, software and hardware is required by all. These students, working at a more independent level than the younger students, will have individual anywhere, any-time access to their own personal device.
Through our one-to-one laptop program, students are given the benefit of College-provided software, including the Microsoft Office suite, Adobe Creative Suite, email and multimedia tools.