Catherine McAuley Westmead has a Bring Your Own Device Program for Years 7-12 students. This program will enable students to have access to reliable technology that will assist and support their learning.
The program encourages students to be independent learners able to work in a flexible environment that is inquiry-driven, thought provoking, reflective, and empowering. Having their own device will ensure that students are using the same technology at school and home.
Year 7 students are asked to have a Macbook Pro or Macbook Air.
The model type and memory capacity is your choice. If you already have a Macbook, Macbook Air, or Macbook Pro which your daughter can use, this will be suitable provided that it has at least 8GB of RAM, 250GB of storage and MacOS 10.14 or a higher operating system version installed. Students in other years are able to bring in the laptop of their choice once their Macbook has reached end of life.
Purchasing a MacBook
To assist in minimising the cost of purchasing these devices, Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta has worked with one of their preferred suppliers of Macbooks, Compnow, to set up a Parent Portal.
This is a secure portal that enables parents to purchase Macbooks, bags and accessories at discount educational pricing.Visit the parent portal
Parents are also able to purchase from the Apple stores either in person or online at Castle Hill or Penrith.
These Apple Stores offer discounted education pricing on all devices and accessories for students of Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta. Parents are also free to purchase a Macbook from any retailer such as Harvey Norman or JB Hi-Fi.Visit the Apple Store
Please feel free to contact the school on (02) 9849 9100 if you have any questions.