BYOD Information for 2018


Urrbrae Agricultural High School has a strong focus on digital fluency to enable students to be successful global citizens in the 21st Century. Web-based tools and resources have changed the landscape of learning, and the integration of technology is a significant feature of the school’s teaching programs.  It is therefore important to ensure all students at Urrbrae are equipped with their own digital device. To facilitate this, Urrbrae has adopted a comprehensive one-to-one digital access policy, combined with a Bring Your Own Device program.

Under the Bring Your Own Device program, it is a requirement that all students have access to a digital device. Many students already own their own devices, which they are welcome to use. However, should you prefer to purchase a new device, we have partnered with ASI Solutions to being you a range of recommended laptops.

To access the ASI Solutions BYOD portal and view the range of recommended devices, please visit http://urrbrae.asi.com.au. Please note, an access code is required to create a new account, which all parents and caregivers should have received via email. Please contact the school if your code has not arrived.

Recommended laptops are of an appropriate strength and weight to permit students to easily and safely transport the device to and from school and between classes, and the battery is guaranteed to last throughout the school day. With appropriate management, the battery will continue to provide service for at least three years. The school can support these devices with rapid resolution of issues related to hardware and software, via a warranty and service agreement with the manufacturers, and we will have replacement devices available to allow students to continue their studies while any repairs take place. All recommended laptops come with a three-year warranty.

Accidental damage

Accidental damage insurance is offered at an additional cost when purchasing a laptop. We strongly recommend this is taken out to prevent large costs, should the laptop be damaged. If you decide not to take one of the insurance options, it will be your responsibility to have the laptop covered under your own insurance or pay the full repair fee to have the laptop damage repaired. An insurance option is provided for each device.

Urrbrae Agricultural High School accepts no responsibility for loss of, nor damage to, personal equipment, including laptops, mobile phones and other electronic devices.

Laptop Bags

Laptop bags are not included automatically when purchasing a laptop and must be selected as an additional purchase item prior to checkout.

Laptop Specifications

Please direct any questions about laptop specifications to ASI Solutions. Contact details for ASI Solutions can be found on the BYOD Portal.

Payment

If you purchase a laptop through the BYOD Portal, you are purchasing from ASI Solutions, not Urrbrae Agricultural High School. All payment issues should be directed to ASI Solutions. Contact details for ASI Solutions can be found on the BYOD Portal.

Delivery Timeline

If you intended to purchase a laptop in time for Christmas, please note that there is a lead time for delivery. Placing orders as soon as possible will maximise the chance of orders arriving prior to Christmas.

Please direct all enquiries regarding delivering times to ASI Solutions. Contact details for ASI Solutions can be found on the BYOD Portal.

Comparison

We understand that many retail outlets offer sales before Christmas and leading in to the beginning of the school year. Please take time to compare the specifications of any retail devices you are considering with the laptops we recommend. Most of the cheaper retail devices are too heavy, lack strength, have short battery life or have inferior specifications when compared with the laptops offered through the BYOD portal. It should also be noted retailers often charge additional costs for warranty and software that can cause prices to rise quickly.

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