For Parents - BYOD

The Riverina Anglican College aims to offer students rich learning experiences in the development of knowledge and skills. The College is aware that there have been significant changes to the way students prefer to learn and how teachers can facilitate the teaching of 21st century skills such as critical thinking, problem solving, communication and collaboration. To better accommodate the needs of students in the 21st century, the College asks families to support the College’s mandatory BYO device program.

 

The Riverina Anglican College is a Google Apps for Education school. Google Apps for Education provides staff and students with unlimited, safe storage space for all learning files and Google Classroom facilitates the organisation of learning in a feedback rich environment. To ease the burden of backpack weight and ensure equal access to information the College has subscribed to Learning Field and Education Perfect. Learning Field is a cloud based etextbook provider that offers students and staff access to 1400+ textbooks. Education Perfect is powerful and intuitive learning software that provides students with the opportunity to work at their own pace, at their own level and receive instant feedback on performance. 

 

Please note the BYO Device will not replace handwriting within the classroom. At this stage there are no plans by NESA to move away from handwritten exams at the HSC.

 

Learning software provided by the College

Google Apps for Education

Google Classroom LMS

Learning Field eTextbooks

Education Perfect

Microsoft Office cloud subscription

 

Preferred device and Minimum Specifications

12” - 14” Laptop         Full keyboard

Operating system    Windows 10 64-bit or Mac OSX

RAM                        Minimum of 8GB

Hard disk drive        Minimum of 128GB Solid State Drive (SSD)

Processor                Intel Core i5 or greater.

 

Cost

There is a wide variety of devices ranging from $1000 up to $2000. This will be determined by your family budget. Our preferred suppliers sell devices based on performance, durability, ease of repair and compatibility with our network.

 

Preferred Suppliers

Learning With Technology - LWT

Learning with Technologies has been assisting schools with BYOD and Parent Funding Models for several years and will assist The Riverina Anglican College to implement its successful BYOD program in 2019.

 

As a leading education supplier, LWT have tailored a program that brings together the right product offerings at the right price for students and parents of the College. 

 

With this in mind, the College recommends purchasing a Lenovo L380 or YOGA L380 PC Laptop though Learning with Technology. Learning with Technology work with all major brands to supply devices that are specifically designed to meet the demands of the working and travelling student. The College warns parents that commercially available devices may not be as robust as those provided by LWT.


Learning with Technology provide a purchasing portal with flexible payment options, prompt delivery, insurance, warranty services and a dedicated BYOD Hotline for parents to call with ordering, payment and delivery enquiries.

 

Learning with Technology BYOD Hotline - 1300 839 605

 

Complete Computer Centre - Apple Mac

The College recommends purchasing a Mac Air Laptop though Complete Computer Centre, Wagga. Complete Computer Centre are an official Apple computer store and offer the most comprehensive range of Apple products and expert advice for all your Apple computer needs. Complete Computer Centre are a certified Apple repair provider and offer fast turn around and dedicated customer service.


Computer Centre Wagga is an Authorised Apple Service Centre and a offer priority service for The Riverina Anglican College students and staff.


MacBook Air (3 different models to choose from)

Options and Prices available here

 

Extended Warranty for a total of 3 years (This includes 2 x Accidental Damages at a reduced fee)

External Backup Hard Drive

USB-C Memory Stick

Protective Cover

Protective Sleeve