Student Learning Devices
Device requirements and preferred suppliers.
Years 7 to 12 students are required to bring a learning device to Catherine McAuley as part of their education.
This program enables 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 ensures that students are using the same technology at school and home.
Students will be able to use a MacBook Pro or MacBook Air.
The model type and memory capacity are your choice. If you already have a MacBook Air or MacBook Pro that your daughter can use, this will be suitably provided it has at least 8GB of RAM, 256GB of Storage, M1/M2 CPU and runs at minimum “MacOS Monterey 12”.
Purchasing a MacBook
To assist in minimising the cost of purchasing these devices, Catholic Schools Parramatta Diocese 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.
Parents can also purchase from Apple stores in person, online, and any other retailer, such as Harvey Norman or JB Hi-Fi.
We strongly recommend purchasing the AppleCare+ Protection for Mac to minimise the repair cost for accidental damage during the ownership of the device.
Secondhand Apple Computer from eBay or other online marketplaces are not recommended.BYOD Student Rules and Responsibilities