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​2016 Years 7 and 9 laptop (Dell E3340)

Ferny Grove State High School has two distinct take-home laptop programs:

  1. Years 11-12 Laptop Program

  2. Years 7-10 Laptop Program – Parental Contribution 

The importance of continuing student learning in a digital environment is paramount within our school.  As our students are of the digital generation, significant investment has been made to ensure that our teachers and students maintain a strong focus on embedding ICTs into the curriculum.

The school is asking that parents/caregivers lend their support to this valuable and innovative program. Strong support from parents is vital to the program’s success.

Laptop Fees - 2016

Year 12​ (Dell)

$200 per student - per year over 4 years​ (school-owned device)

​Year 11 (Acer) $250 per student per year over 4 years (school-owned device)​

Year 10​

Full cost of Acer P246 (in first year only) (Remains school-owned until end of warranty)

​$75 service fee per year for Years 10, 11 and 12.  This cost is for technical support and licensing fees.​

Year 9​

Full cost of Dell Latitude 3340 (in first year only) (Remains school-owned until end of warranty)

$75 service fee per year for Years 10, 11 and 12.  This cost is for technical support and licensing fees.​

Year 8​

Full cost of Acer P246 (in first year only) (Remains school-owned until end of warranty)

$75 service fee per year for Years 8 and 9.  This cost is for technical support and licensing fees.

​Year 7

Full cost of Dell Latitude 3340 (in first year only) (Remains school-owned until end of warranty)

$75 service fee for Years 8 and 9.  This cost is for technical support and licensing fees.​

 

There is a day loan program available for current Years 10-12 students, depending on availability, funded from the now-concluded National Secondary Schools Computer program.

There is no day loan program available for Years 7-9 students from 2015.

Hot swap devices will only be available to students when their device is under repair.

Advantages of participating in a laptop program:

  • Teaching and learning is transformed with abundant access to technology

  • Exclusive use of a commercial grade, high-end laptop and software

  • Wireless connectivity across the school site, with access to network drives, internet, online classrooms and printing

  • Laptop is owned, maintained and supported by Ferny Grove SHS

  • Students have access to a school-operated Help Desk and Technicians

  • Laptops can be used at home and at school

  • Protected by Education Queensland anti-virus tools and automated updates

  • Warranty and accidental damage protection (ADP) included - Acer repair technicians handle and fix devices on school site and devices rarely need to be taken away

  • Fire/loss and theft insurance - at home and school (excess applies) - and protected by Computrace

  • In the case of device failure, a hot swap device will be supplied until replacement or repair if the delay is longer than 24 hours

  • Additional software – the school has negotiated (and will continue to do so), licencing deals that allow installation of software on student devices at a fraction of the retail cost.

  • A strong, sturdy case is supplied

A set of Frequently Asked Questions (PDF, 334 KB) has been developed with answers given to help address any issues or concerns that parents may have in relation to the program.

An email address for specific queries related to the Laptop program is available for parents. Email your query and a response will be provided to you.