Years 10-12

To ensure the best possible access to information and communication technology, Stawell Secondary College introduced a 1:1 laptop program to all Year Ten students in 2010.
The overwhelming success of this program has meant all students enrolling in Year Ten next year, 2015, will again be able to lease a laptop from the school to use both at home and at school. As an added benefit for students and parents, the laptop will be able to be purchased from the school at a nominal fee at the end of the 3 year lease, so the student can make use of the device for further studies or employment.

In 2015 the cost to parents will be $400 per year for 3 years for a Lenova Thinkpad Laptop.

Also included in the lease cost will be:

  • Installation of all school software including costly software packages such as Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc), Studio MX (Dreamweaver, Flash, Fireworks etc), Video editing software and other subject specific software.
  • Access to school IT support staff for routine maintenance and problem solving
  • A sturdy backpack for protection of the device and distribution of weight when carrying notebook to and from school and between classes.
  • 3-Year warranty on the device.
  • Limited insurance of accidental breakage and theft (from secure location).

Year 7

Following the continuing success of the Laptop Lease program for students in Year 10-12 Stawell Secondary College has made the decision to introduce a 1:1 tablet program for students in Years 7 – 9 in 2015.
Students in Year 7 will be able to lease a Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga Convertible Laptop. This is a tablet and laptop in one.

In 2015 the cost to parents will be:
Yr 7 – $300 per year for 3 years

Also included in the lease cost will be:

  • Installation of all school software including costly software packages such as Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc), Studio MX (Dreamweaver, Flash, Fireworks etc), Video editing software and other subject specific software.
  • Access to school IT support staff for routine maintenance and problem solving
  • A sturdy hard clamshell case for protection of the device.
  • 3-Year warranty on the device.
  • 3 Year insurance of accidental breakage and theft (from secure location), with a $50 excess.

Should parents choose not to lease a laptop or a tablet a bank of netbooks/laptops will be available for students to use. Students will borrow the devices from the school library as required for each subject.