Marryatville High School has re-defined the laptop program for its students to ensure that all students have access to appropriate technology to support their learning. Fundamental to this new program is the belief that by standardising the technology that our students use at school we will optimise the use of technology across all aspects of their learning.
While Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) programs have had some success at some schools, the way that technology is utilised at Marryatville High School requires a program far more robust, reliable and supported than BYOD can offer. Our laptop program supports our vision ‘to provide excellence in student centred 21st Century learning in a global context’.
The school laptop is necessary to personalise learning and provide access to electronic resources. While the school recognises that some parents may have a laptop computer at home and would prefer their child to bring that to school we will not be able to accommodate that arrangement. From 2019 the older laptop programs will be phased out to bring all students, irrespective of year level, onto the one program.