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Purchasing a BYOD device

We recognise that researching the many devices that are available can be difficult, so to assist parents with this we have partnered with HP to get good pricing and support for student purchased laptops. We have selected laptops that have the right functionality and specifications to see your child through at least 3 years at school.  The advantage of purchasing these laptops is that: 

  • they are reasonably priced for what they are
  • they come with a full 3-year warranty, offering on-site support. This means HP can come to you or to the school to fix warranty issues (most laptops only come with a 1-year warranty).
  • you can choose several payment options, including AfterPay or Finance (contact Katrina at HP on 0438 898 814)
  • if you are concerned about your child damaging their device, you can choose Accidental Damage Insurance through HP (at additional cost). 
  • you can buy discounted accessories such as cases (around $50), highly recommended as essential protection for your laptop purchase.  

You may also choose to buy your child’s device from elsewhere.  Please see our BYOD – minimum device specifications.

HP BYOD portal access

Click here to access:    (Login code: GloucesterHS)

We currently have 2 - 3 different laptops on our BYOD portal, which meet all our requirements.

Free Software – no need to purchase extras

To assist parents with the cost of technology, the Department of Education has a scheme to provide free software to students including Microsoft Office applications (i.e. Word, Excel) and Adobe products (i.e. Photoshop).  

You should not need to purchase any additional software when you purchase a device.  Further details on free software can be found here. Things like virus scanners can also be used for free - Windows 10 has its own built in (Windows Defender), and there are many good ones available for free for personal use.