1:1 COMPUTER PROGRAM 2015 UPDATE
The uptake by parents for the 1:1 Computer Program has been very high across Years 7 & 10 which is excellent in our first year of the program. There have been four scheduled handouts for devices with two sessions in December, on Wednesday 21st January and Wednesday 28th January. A backlog of orders currently exists which will be filled in the order they were received. If you are yet to place an order for the device please follow the instructions about the 1:1 Computer Program at our website.
These computers will arrive directly at Gleneagles, where they will be re-imaged (software updated and added to the school network) and then distributed to students. Students who have already collected their device in the holidays are asked to bring both their charger and computer to school each day in readiness to be re-imaged.
These computers will still be able to use most College resources until they need to be collected (which may occur any day from Friday 30th January until Friday 6th February) for imaging.
Some other important reminders: –
– Like the school uniform, the computer, charger, bag and stylus are identical so it is essential that it is easily identified before bringing in to school by using a permanent marker, sticky labels or engraving (please see notes on our website about engraving do’s and don’ts).
– Computers should always remain inside school bags on the way to and from school to ensure they are protected from damage.
– Students will only be permitted to bring to classes slim-line cases, satchels or the approved bags available from EduNet. Students will be required to store their bags safely and securely under the desk with the shoulder strap tucked away so that it is not a tripping hazard for staff or students. In accordance with our bag policy, no back-packs or school-bags will be permitted in any classroom.
– Students are reminded to keep their computer locked in their lockers during break times and during PE & Sport classes.
– Any family who is experiencing financial difficulties is encouraged to speak with Maxine Foster, the Wellbeing Co-Ordinator, to explore financial support. Other options such as a take-home layby (Certigy Ezipay) accessible through the EduNet portal also provides parents with more easily managed fortnight payments for those who wish to apply.
Heath McGregor, Leading Teacher – ICT