23 Apr 2018

1:1 Laptop Programme for Students at STC, August 2018 (Y11-13 students in 2018-2019)

1:1 Laptop Programme for Students at STC, August 2018

Dear Parents,

Every student at STC needs to have a device which meets or exceeds to minimum standards required which are detailed below. It will also need to meet the minimum standards required for your elected course of study (in senior years) as some subjects have a need for more powerful devices. You are welcome to bring your own device from Year 10 onwards or you can purchase a model through our 1:1 laptop scheme. Through this scheme, we source the best deal on the latest laptop model and then fully support this model with onsite servicing and an Accidental Damage Protection plan. This year the supported model is the HP EliteBook 830 G5 Notebook PC, costing $7600.  Further details of this laptop package can be found on the school’s 1:1 website, which is linked from the school website.
The order form for this model is also enclosed, should you wish to take up this option. Please return theorder form and payment by May 14th to the school. The payment needs to be a cheque made out to Sha Tin College, with the student’s name and tutor group on the back of the cheque.
The advantages of purchasing the school supported model are:
  • Ability to log on to the network to access large files, printers and backup drives
  • Onsite repairs, maintenance and technical help
  • 3 year accidental damage insurance (no cost to repair accidental damage)
  • Knowledge that the model is a good combination of price, power, weight and features

However, any laptop that meets the minimum specifications below is permitted.

All laptops, minimum requirements:

  • Must run on battery for the school day
  • Can open and edit Microsoft Office documents
  • Can connect to our wireless network. (i.e. has wireless b/g or n capabilities)
  • Allows students to install software and drivers (e.g. for USB attached equipment)
  • The laptop, bag and accessories are clearly named/labeled and serial numbers recorded
In addition, we recommend:
  • A machine that is less than three years old
  • A good resolution screen, 1024×768 or higher
  • A robust and lightweight device
  • Accidental damage protection cover or similar insurance
Please note that all software MUST be genuine, licensed and legal.
For further details of the programme, our rationale, or links to some useful sites on digital practice in the 21st Century, please see our 1:1 website which can be found via the school website.
Yours sincerely,
Crispian Farrow (Learning Technologies Facilitator)
(Current Y10-12 students)