Welcome to the iPads and Laptops @ APHS support site.
If you are new to Aberfoyle Park High School in 2017, please download our “Getting Started on Your iPad” guide.
BYO Student Device Requirements
Year 8-10 Compulsory iPad
ALL year 8 students and new students to the school in Years 9 & 10 are expected to have an iPad ready for Day 1 of school 2017.
Students will need a minimum 32GB model. We recommend the newest version of the iPad but if your child already has an iPad minimum 32GB with photo/video capability this will be more than satisfactory.
We have an excellent Wi-Fi service at APHS and students will not need a cellular enabled iPad. You may however choose this option but be assured at school they can be on our Wi-Fi network.
Senior School compulsory device
From 2017 Senior School students will be required to bring their own laptops to school. An iPad can be used right through to Year 12 however many students find that a laptop becomes a better option once they move into Senior School. Please note students will only have limited access to loan laptops but these will ONLY be available to loan from the Library. In addition to these loan machines students can still access two PC rooms and state of the art computers in Art, Tech St, and Music.
Note: if students already have a laptop they do not need to purchase another device, however if you are considering buying a new machine we would like to provide some specifications as we do with the iPads to ensure that students have a device that is suitable.
As an Apple School we recommend the Apple MacBook Air 13”. We know this is a robust, durable and reliable machine. However an Apple laptop is not mandatory.
The minimum required PC specification for longevity would be a laptop with an:
- Intel Core i5 Processor or better
- 8Gb of Ram or more
- 265Gb SSD Hard drive or more
- Some good buys from Harvey Norman include:
- HP Envy 13-D108TU 13.3″ Laptop approx. $1294
- Lenovo Ideapad 710S 13.3″ Laptop approx. $1498
- Acer Aspire S5-371T-52SW Modern PC Laptop approx. $1397