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In response to the changing requirements of the curriculum and the rapidly shifting technological landscape, all three senior levels from Years 10 to 12, participate in a BYOD (bring your own device) program. This means that each student will have the choice of which computing device is brought to school each day. If the student already has a laptop at home, this device may be brought to school. (Note that the current iPad 1:1 program remains in place for Years 5 to 9).

Each student must bring a personal mobile computing device to school each day. Below are the minimum specifications for the device.


Intel Core i5
8gb RAM/Memory
3 hours battery life
Windows 10
Touch screen not essential but recommended


HP Notebook - 15-ay123tu

  • Intel® Core™ i5-7200U Processor (2.5 GHz, up to 3.1 GHz, 3 MB cache, 2 cores)
  • Windows 10 Home 64-bit
  • 15.6" diagonal HD SVA BrightView WLED-backlit (1366 x 768)
  • 8 GB DDR4-2133 SDRAM (1 x 8 GB)
  • 1 TB 5400 rpm SATA

$ 999


Lenovo ThinkPad E470

  • Intel Core i5-7200U Processor (3M Cache, up to 3.10 GHz)
  • Windows 10 Home 64
  • 14.0 FHD (1920x1080) IPS Non-Touch
  • 8GB(4+4) DDR4-2133MHz SoDIMM
  • 1TB Hard Disk Drive, 5400rpm, 2.5", SATA3



128gb Storage
1.8GHz Processor
8gb RAM/Memory
3 hours battery life
MacOS Sierra


13-inch MacBook Air

1.8GHz Processor  

128GB Storage

  • 1.8GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor, Turbo Boost up to 2.9GHz
  • 8GB 1600MHz LPDDR3 memory
  • 128GB SSD storage
  • Intel HD Graphics 6000
  • macOS High Sierra


  • The College recommends the purchase of a laptop device for Years 10-12, however iPad devices will still be permitted for use at the College. It is recommended that students using an iPad device purchase a keyboard to use with their device.
  • Chrome OS and Android OS are not suitable for BYOD devices
  • Smartphones cannot be used as a BYOD device
  • Only one device per student will be permitted to connect to the College network
  • A suitable bag or case is recommended to protect the device during transit between classes

Catholic Education Western Australia will provide students with a license for Microsoft Office 365. This will allow students to install full versions of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote software on up to 5 devices. Students will also be provided with a Catholic Education of Western Australia email address.

Windows and MacOS includes a built in anti virus software which is adequate for protecting the device. Students are strongly advised to enable their Anti-virus software and keep it up-to-date.

If you have any enquires regarding the program or suitable devices please contact the College IT Helpdesk on 93830447 or at

Bill Quartermaine
Director of Inquiry & Innovation
John XXIII College