BYOD Recommended Student Devices

Student Laptop Requirements - Years 7 to 12
 
The Underdale High School community has made a significant investment in computing technology over the last 20 years.

Teachers deliver the curriculum using an online learner management system called Daymap. This provides an online curriculum, submission of student work and is the main form of communication between school and home.

All students must have a laptop to use on a daily basis at school. The school will provide students with Microsoft Office 365, including 1TB of cloud storage. This removes the need for parents/caregivers to purchase Microsoft Office.
 
Essential Requirements - New Device: 
Students purchasing a new device are expected to select one of the 3 options listed in our portal. Underdale High School has partnered with “Learning with Technologies” through a dedicated order portal.  This portal is located under the BYOD section of our Website, and provides parents with laptops selected by Underdale High School’s ICT Department that fit the requirements of the school IT systems and which come with a 3 year onsite warranty. Finance options are available through Learning with Technologies, including 24 months interest free. 
 
Laptop Options
 

Essential Requirements - Existing Device: 
Students bringing a laptop they already own must ensure the device meets the following minimum specifications to work effectively on the Underdale High School wireless network:

  • Microsoft Windows operating system must be installed. This can be either the 32 bit or the 64 bit version.
  • Requires at least 8 hours battery life, although we do recommend more. Battery charging stations are not available at the school, hence the requirement for a long-life battery and for the laptop to be fully charged each night at home.
  • Requires at least 128GB Hard Disk storage.

Important Notes:

  • Apple laptops are not recommended. Not all programs used onsite are supported by Apple and they may encounter issues within the school’s secure network environment.
  • Chrome Books or laptops with Linux operating systems do not meet minimum requirements and are not supported by the school IT systems
  • Underdale High School does not permit iPads, tablets or smartphones to be used in classes

If you have any queries about purchasing your child’s laptop for school please contact our ICT department 8301 8000, who will guide you through the process. 

Please go to this link for our three recommended devices - UHS BYOD Order Portal