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Student Laptop program


Marryatville High School Laptop Program Overview

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.

Full details on our program can be found in the MHS Laptop Handbook found here 2020 MHS Laptop Handbook>


It is expected that from 2020 all students from Year 8 to Year 11 will have a laptop purchased through the School's program and that is it covered by the warranty provided.


To order your student’s laptop for 2020 please click here


Students in Year 12 in 2020 (only)

Marryatville High School believes it is critical for students to have access to appropriate technology in their senior years and offers to students in Year 12 in 2020 three different options. These students represent the last group of students who may bring their own devices (BYOD) to school while the new program is introduced.

Options are:

  1. Purchase a new device through the school's supplier - PREFERED The new laptops are vastly superior, business class laptops from Lenovo with touch and pen input. These have been chosen for next year’s Yr 8 students and all staff from next year. They are excellent laptops, include all software and are fully supported for your Yr 11 and 12.
  2. Continue to use your current laptop - May be suitable for some students The School will continue to support you but please understand they are out of insurance and warranty and if you break it there will be a charge from ACER to get it fixed. You may find it won’t stand up to the rigours of Year 12 subjects and online exams.
  3. Bring another device from home (BYOD) - Not recommended. Year 12 students in 2020 (only) will be the last year level to enter into BYOD as the school has found that while BYOD has worked at some schools, it is not successful at Marryatville High School. Students may bring a suitable device (listed in the document below) and will have access to printing and the internet (only). Families will be responsible for supplying their own software and technical support. Please also be aware that many Y2 12 SACE exams are going online and having a device that works properly here at school is crucial for your student's success.


Please read the document below for guidance on how to get connected to the school internet. 

Year 12 Bring Your Own Device booklet >



Marryatville High School IT Help Desk