St Paul's Collegiate School Device Information

Information for 2019

In 2019 all students will be required to bring a device with a full keyboard. With NZQA stating that exams will be sat online in the near future, it is important that students are using a device with a full keyboard daily to prepare them for this.

Year 9 and 10 Students will be required to bring a Chromebook. The Chromebook will be added to the School's google domain and settings and permissions will be managed by the school. This allows us to more closely monitor and manage junior student devices.

Students may continue to use their Chromebook in Year 11, however if students wish they may use a full laptop in Year 11 instead. This is to accommodate girls joining the school in year 11. We think the lower price tag of a chromebook means that a 3 year use is reasonable. By Year 12 and 13 we need students to have a full spec device for the more demanding curriculum needs of the senior school and heading to university.

Recommended Chromebook for 2019 - Year 9 and Year 10 Students

If students already have a Chromebook from a previous school, we are happy for students to continue using that device. If buying a new Chromebook, we strongly suggest buying a device from the list below. We have tested these devices and found they are much stronger and resistant to damage, and appropriately spec'ed for academic use:

Acer R11 Flip (C738T or 360 Touch)

The Acer R11 Flip is an affordable chromebook with good build quality and a touch screen. It has a Gorilla glass screen that is tough, so is ideal for year 9 boys. It is a convertible laptop should can be used in laptop or tablet mode. With 4 GB of RAM it will be great for multitasking and for using Android Apps. It can be purchased online or instore from: PB tech, Noel Leeming, Mighty Ape, Elive or Harvey Norman

Cost ~$481

Acer Spin 11

The Acer Spin 11 is a top of the range Chromebook with a stylus pen for annotating work. It has a Gorilla glass screen that is tough, so is ideal for year 9 boys. It is a convertible laptop that can be used in laptop or tablet mode. With 4 GB of RAM it will be great for multitasking and for using Android Apps. it can be purchased from Noel Leeming.

Cost $699 - Noel Leeming have had this on special as low as $499

2018 Year Orientation