St Mary's College BYOD Recommended Specifications
St Mary's College is device-agnostic, supporting both macOS and Windows devices.
Below are the recommended minimum specifications when choosing a device:
Minimum Specifications for Mac
Apple M1 Processor
265GB SSD Storage
macOS 11.2.1 or later
Minimum Specifications for PC
11th Generation Intel Core i5 Processor
256GB SSD Storage
Windows 10 20H2 (October 2020 Update) or later
BYOD Frequently Asked Questions
It is expected of all students in Year 5 to Year 12 to bring a laptop to school as part of the Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) program.
Administrator Account Rights
At times students are required to install subject-related software or adjust specific settings on the device. They will need an account on the device with administrator privileges to do this.
Support and services provided by the College
Students have access to the College WiFi network with intelligent internet content filtering and network security while on campus. Printing facilities are available to print from student devices with setup instructions available on the ICT Support Guide.
All laptop devices must come with a fully charged battery at the school day's commencement to ensure no student learning disruption. The College has USB Type-C charging stations and BYOD hot desk facilities located on campus. Device charging must support the USB Type-C standard in Technology Lab Lessons, Recess and Lunchtime.
St Mary's College ICT Support
A list of prerequisite software and software required in specific subjects, as well as steps to setup WiFi connectivity, printing and other resources, are available on the ICT Support Guide.
CLICK HERE to access the ICT Support Guide
Office (Part of Microsoft 365)
Office, which is part of Microsoft 365, is available to all students and can be downloaded and installed with College credentials on the Office Portal.
CLICK HERE to access Office 365
Adobe Creative Cloud
Creative Cloud is available to all students with steps to download and install the software available on the ICT Support Guide.
CLICK HERE for steps on how to install Creative Cloud apps