Year 7-9

To ensure the best possible access to information and communication technology, Stawell Secondary College introduced a 24/7 laptop program to all Year Ten students in 2010.
The overwhelming success of this program has meant that we would like to continue to offer all Year 7 students next year, 2021, an opportunity to lease an Hp Probook 435 Touch 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 2021 the cost to parents will be $400 per year for 3 years. This will include a $100 deposit that will be due by Monday 30 November 2020. The payment of this deposit and the completion of the Lease Agreement attached indicates your wish to have your 2021 Year 7 student participate in this program.

Included in the lease cost will be:
• HP – PROBOOK 435 G7 – 13.3” TOUCH, AMD Ryzen 3 4300U, 8GB, 256GB SSD
• 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 clamshell case for protection of the device. Students will provide their own schoolbag of choice.
• 3 Year warranty on the device.
• 3 Year insurance of accidental breakage with a $0 excess. Please note: this insurance does not cover theft and is limited to a maximum of three claims over the 3 year period.
Should you wish to be part of the Laptop Lease program you are required to complete the Agreement attached and return it to school with $100 deposit by Monday 30 November 2020.

It is also important to note that before each student can receive their new Hp Probook 435 Touch laptop in mid February 2021, the $100 deposit and the remaining first years instalment of $300 must be paid in full. All Year Seven students will be required to attend an induction session to fully inform them of the rules and responsibilities that are part of the lease program at the school, and to teach students how to get the most out of this brand new laptop to further their education.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

Please Note: There is limited stock available of Hp Probook 435 Touch laptop. Students who choose to order a laptop after the above date, may face a model change along with a corresponding price increase. A delivery delay of at least a month after school recommences in 2021 would also be envisaged.

Years 10-12

Students who entered into the year 7 ACER Travelmate B118 Laptop program at the start of year 7 in 2018 are reminded that this highly successful lease will run out at the end of this year.

Students have two options prior to completing Year 9 at the end of this year. Students can either elect to hand their Acer Laptop back to the school or they can purchase their leased Acer device from the school for the nominal fee of $10.

Please note that these Acer Laptops will not be suitable for use in many of the year 10 classes next year for the following reasons:

• After 3 years use, even with reasonable care, computer devices start to wear out. Various components (buttons, keyboard keys or screens) no longer work as they should and start to cause problems.
• The ACER Travelmate B118 Laptop is not covered by any service warranty or IT support beyond the end of 2020. Any breakdowns or computer failures would be the sole responsibility of the parent to manage and fix.
• The performance specs of the ACER Travelmate B118 Laptop are now obsolete ( Intel Pentium CPU with 4 Gb RAM ) and as a result these devices will struggle to run the latest software programs required for use in many advanced senior classes.
We strongly advise that all 2021 year10 students instead enter a new lease contract for an up to date Hp Probook 435 Touch Laptop.

In 2021 the cost to parents will be $400 per year for 3 years. This will include a $100 deposit that will be due by Monday 30 November 2020. The payment of this deposit and the completion of the Lease Agreement indicate your wish to have your 2021 Year 10 student participate in this program.
The specifications of the Hp Probook 435 Touch Laptop are as follows:
• HP – PROBOOK 435 G7 – 13.3” TOUCH, AMD Ryzen 3 4300U, 8GB, 256GB SSD
• 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 clamshell case for protection of the device. Students will provide their own schoolbag of choice.
• 3 Year warranty on the device.
• 3 Year insurance of accidental breakage with a $0 excess. Please note: this insurance does not cover theft and is limited to a maximum of three claims over the 3 year period.