Supported Devices @ APHS

If you are new to Aberfoyle Park High School, please download our “Getting Started on Your iPad” guide.

BYO Student Device Requirements 

Updated for 2021 School Year 

 

Year 8-10 Compulsory iPad 

All Year 8 students and new students to the school in Years 9 and 10 are expected to have an iPad ready for day 1 of school. Year 8 – 10 students may choose to bring an Apple MacBook instead of an iPad

 iPad Specifications: 

Students will need a model with a minimum of 32GB storage and a 64GB model is recommended. We also recommend the newest version of the iPad, however, if your child already has an iPad made in the last three years (minimum 32GB), this will be satisfactory. iPad Mini’s are not supported by the school as they are considered to be too small for teaching and learning use at school.

We have an excellent Wi-Fi service at APHS and so students will not need a cellular enabled iPad.

Year 8 – 10 Apple MacBook Specifications: 

We recommend the Apple MacBook Air or Pro 13”, with at least 256gb of storage. We know this is a robust, durable and reliable machine. It is important that the computer was manufactured within the last 3 years.

Senior School compulsory device 

Senior School students in Years 11 and 12 are required to bring their own laptop to school.

When a student enters senior school, the importance of reliable, secure IT is more critical than the earlier years of their schooling. For this reason, we recommend that when a student enters senior school, they will be working on a newly purchased device. An extra consideration is that many SACE exams are now conducted electronically. This means that a student’s device must have a reasonable battery life (minimum 3 hours for SACE exams), which reduces the viability of continuing to use a device that the student already has.

Please note; students will have limited access to loan laptops from the Library. In addition to these loan machines, some subject areas have specialised computers available for student use.

Senior School Specifications 

We recommend the Apple MacBook Air or Pro 13”, with at least 256gb of storage. We know this is a robust, durable and reliable machine. However, an Apple laptop is not mandatory in the Senior School.

The minimum required PC specification for use at APHS is:

  • 13″ screen

  •  Intel Core i5 Processor or better

  • 8Gb of Ram or more

  • 265Gb SSD Hard drive or more

  • Runs Windows 10 Operating System (not “S mode”)

Unsupported Devices 

At this time, the school systems are not able to support Android tablets, Chromebooks or devices running alternate operating systems. Students are permitted to use such devices at school, however minimal support assistance will be available.

Please contact our IT team with any queries at helpdesk@aphs.sa.edu.au