Technology Plan

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 6-9 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 6-9 students.

The College has partnered with Datacom to make it easy to order a suitable laptop for students. Orders for devices are available in the Datacom portal, with optional accessories and accidental damage insurance (highly recommended).

HP ProBook 435 x360 G8 / Ryzen 5600U / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD /  1 Yr Wty - $1291.82 

Upgrade to HP 3 year Next Business Day Onsite Warranty - $100.12 OR upgrade to HP 3 Year Accidental Damage Protection - $ 262.53 (this includes the 3 year onsite warranty, so no need to order both.)

Please note, due to changes in government legislation, accidental damage insurance is unable to be sold at the same time as the laptop. There must be four days between the order of the laptop and the accidental damage protection product. If you want accidental damage protection, please ensure to press the pink “Nominate for ADP” button on the Datacom portal.

https://datashop-sa.datacom.com.au/seymourcollege

Access key: Seymour
Password: Seymour (create your own PIN after ordering)

Due to global shortages and supply chain interruptions it is presently impossible to predict the arrival time of the new laptops, however our partner Datacom is working closely with HP to ensure that they arrive in time to start the school year in 2022.

Alternative options

While it is highly recommended that the students have the same device, we understand that some families may already have a suitable device or wish to purchase something other than the recommended model.

If you intend to do this, please refer to the minimum specifications below and purchase your daughter's laptop outside of the portal.

Alternatively, you may be able to purchase directly through HP by calling 13 23 47.

  • Ask them for an ‘educational discount’ and quote the model and price above and they may match it. 
  • Remember to double check delivery dates with HP to ensure it will arrive before the start of Term 1.
  • You can also purchase Accidental Damage Protection (known as a ‘Care Pack’) at the same time.
  • You are welcome to have it shipped directly to the college for setup - Seymour College, 546 Portrush Road, Glen Osmond SA 5064.
  • Please email helpdesk@seymour.sa.edu.au if you plan to do have the laptop delivered to the College.

Students in Years 10 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 6-9 / not required for Years 10-12)
  • Intel i5 / AMD Ryzen 5 or equivalent
  • 8GB RAM
  • 256GB SSD
  • Touch screen and pen (required for Years 6-9 / not required for Years 10-12)

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.

Technology for Years 4–5

Students in Years 4 and 5 will be assigned a College laptop.

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.

Have you got a question?

Parents of enrolled students can check our Parent ICT FAQ page in SOCS.

Otherwise, please contact the Seymour College ICT Helpdesk via email helpdesk@seymour.sa.edu.au or on 8303 9011 for more information about purchasing a device.