After research and consultation with students, teachers, learning leaders, industry and education leaders, the following laptop models have been selected for use by Year 7-9 students:
Please note students are unable to use Android tablets, iPads and Google Chromebooks as their College device.
We advise parents to shop around when buying these prescribed devices, to find the best rate and to see whether any of these three models are on special. We strongly suggest that when purchasing your device you also get accidental insurance coverage for the device, from either the computer retailer or your insurance company.
We have set up a shortcut for parents with EduNet, a company in Mornington that can supply these laptops. To be fully transparent, Padua does not get a commission from this company, nor do we receive any benefits from this arrangement. Please shop around for the best retailer for your family.
To review and possibly purchase devices, visit EduNet's website for Padua’s families:
Please be advised that due to COVID-19, to guarantee delivery of orders, the following cut-off date should be noted.
To ensure timely delivery of devices, please observe the following cut off dates for the Edunet (optional supplier):
Pre Christmas 2nd of December
Day 1, Term 1 6th of January
*Only for stock listed on the portal as available. If a device is out of stock with an ETA listed we can’t promise a Christmas or Day 1, Term 1 delivery.
These delivery dates are subject to change if there is a constraint on parts with the manufacturer or global constraints.
Please note that no retailer can speak on behalf of Padua College, and any questions regarding prescribed devices should be directed to the school.
If you have any questions, comments or concerns please feel free to contact the school via firstname.lastname@example.org
The Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) program at Padua remains unchanged. That is, students can use any device to do work at the College excluding mobile phones, Android tablets, iPads and Google Chromebooks devices.
Whilst not mandatory, if you choose to purchase a new laptop we do recommend that students purchase one of the devices listed above including three-year accidental coverage protection.
If you have any questions about the program or the devices, please feel free to contact us via phone or email.
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