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. The College provides Jacaranda eTextbooks for students and interactive resources that are engaging, challenging and complement the written resource. All students at the College have access to Education Perfect to supplement their classroom learning. 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 use of a laptop 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
- Compass Education
- Google Apps for Education
- Google Classroom
- Jacaranda eTextbooks for all years
- Education Perfect Microsoft Office cloud subscription
- Edrolo - Stage 6 Science/Humanities
Minimum Specifications for BYO Device
- 12” - 14” Laptop Full keyboard
- Operating system Windows 11 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
Advice when purchasing a BYO Device for your child’s learning
The College understands that buying a laptop for your child to use as a learning resource is a major investment. There are a multitude of retailers offering special prices and deals on Consumer-Grade devices. Student devices need to be durable as they travel to and from school in bags which are also picked up and put down more than 20 times a day. Students then open and close their devices more than 20 times per day and use the keyboard and mouse pad to navigate and document their learning.
The College recommends purchasing a Commercial-Grade Windows laptop or Mac laptop through Learning with Technology. Learning with Technology have a long history of supplying schools and universities with commercial-grade devices that are specifically made to meet the demands of the learning and travelling student. Learning with Technology also sells a 3 Year warranty to cover hardware malfunction and breakage which we strongly recommend.
There are 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, battery life, durability, ease of repair and compatibility with our network. Learning with Technology - Our preferred supplier of BYO Devices Learning with Technology stock a selection of College recommended PC and Mac commercial grade BYO Devices with flexible payment options, prompt delivery, insurance, warranty and a dedicated BYOD Hotline for parents to call with ordering, payment, delivery and warranty enquiries.
Use https://arc.orderportal.com.au to purchase a recommended BYO Device from LWT.
LWT Sales - 1300 550 717 LWT Warranty - 1300 556 788