BYOD Recommended Device Portal

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All students are expected to have a device for school use. This is to ensure that all students have equal opportunity to develop ICT capabilities and digital literacies. These skills are embedded throughout the Australian Curriculum and are important to success in our modern world.

Recommended Device Portal

KHS has partnered with Learning With Technologies (LWT) to provide an online purchasing portal with suitable devices. The school has negotiated a competitive price for our families, but we receive no commission on the devices.

The advantages of purchasing through the BYOD recommended device portal:

  • Devices are ‘educational standard’ which means that you can be assured that they have the necessary battery life, storage capacity and ‘sturdiness’ for the rigours of school life.
  • A three year on-site warranty is included in the price.
  • There is also the ability to organise insurance for damage, loss or theft (if not covered through household insurance) as part of the package.
  • KHS is the service point for any issues. Instead of returning the device to the retailer, students can drop it into the IT Help desk and our staff will arrange for it to be repaired by the manufacturer, with a short turn-around.

LWT also provide a ‘rent to buy’ option for families, which is accessible through the recommended device portal (link below). That way, families will be able to pay the device off on a monthly basis if that works better than an outright purchase. (Online application process applies)

The following devices are currently available on the portal...

Lenovo ThinkPad L390 Silver
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Intel Core i5 Processor, 8GB Ram, 256 GB SSD, 13.3” 1920 x1080 Screen
KHS Recommends this device as an advanced performer. Suitable for all subjects. With quality processing power, memory and storage, this device will run the essentials with ease and has the required grunt to run more demanding tasks for Media/Design/Tech/Art.
Lenovo ThinkPad L390 YOGA
(with Active Stylus)
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Intel Core i5 Processor, 8GB Ram, 256 GB SSD, 13.3” 1920 x1080 TouchScreen
KHS Recommends this device as an advanced performer. Suitable for all subjects. With quality processing power, memory and storage, this device will run the essentials with ease and has the required grunt to run more demanding tasks for Media/Design/Tech/Art.
Multi-touch 360 degree hinge screen with active stylus included.
Acer Travelmate B118 Spin G2
(with Stylus)
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Pentium Processor, 4GB Ram, 128 GB SSD, 11.6” 1920 x1080 TouchScreen
KHS Recommends this device for basic everyday school tasks such as Internet research and Document Processing. Whilst this machine is a great all-rounder, the smaller screen, memory and storage may limit the functionality and performance of some apps used in specialist subject areas.

Please contact the school if you are unsure which device may be suitable to your child.

Click here to go to the KHS Recommended Device Portal

Other Retailers

Devices can certainly be purchased from other retailers such as Harvey Norman, JB HiFi or locally at TechMe Gawler. Devices should meet the minimum requirements and we recommend that you have a good look at what warranty options are provided:

Click here to view our Device Recommendations flyer

Limited KHS Loan Computers

A limited number of better quality second hand devices will be available for long-term loan from the school. Our Governing Council has developed criteria for allocation, which will mainly be around evidence of financial hardship, but other aspects will be taken into consideration, including the number of students in the family attending KHS, etc. Families will be able to apply for one of these devices early in Term 4. Application forms will be made available to current and future (year 7) families with decisions made by mid Term 4.

A very small number (less than 20) of aged laptops will be available for short-term (daily) loan. Priority will be given to students who are having their own device repaired, etc.

Click here to download our Application For Long Term Loan Of KHS Laptop

Click here to download the Application For Short Term Loan Of KHS Laptop

For further information, please click on the link below to view the BYOD Policy.

Click here to download the BYOD Policy

Policy, Filtering & Security

Students are required to complete and sign the ICT & Cyber Safety Permission and Acceptance form. Click on the links below to view the ICT & Cyber Safety Policy and Permission and Acceptance form.

Click here to view our ICT & Cyber Safety Policy

Click here to view our ICT & Cyber Safety Permission and Acceptance form

The policy/permission and acceptance form also available from the school Reception office. This agreement will remain ‘active’ during enrolment at Kapunda High School.

While using their devices, students at school are connected to the school network and will automatically use the school internet, protected by standard network policies, school filtering and security. The school’s wireless network filters online content to prevent students accessing inappropriate content.