Fairhills offers students the option to purchase a laptop direct through the school’s provider – Learning with Technologies (LWT) or a BYOD device.
LEARNING WITH TECHNOLOGIES (LWT)
Laptop purchases are a direct arrangement between you (the Parents/Carers), and our laptop supplier – Learning with Technologies (LWT).
Payments are made directly to LWT via the portal link, where you have the option of paying in full or via a 12-month finance option. Our school office is not able to process any payments for these laptops.
How to Order
If you would like to purchase a new laptop please click on the following LWT portal link to order a device : https://fairhillshs.orderportal.com.au/
When will I get the laptop?
Laptops purchased through LWT will be shipped to Fairhills High School where our IT team will configure the laptop for school use.
- Onsite support for Fairhills High School devices including initial imaging and reimaging as required
- Onsite repairs (usually completed within 1 week)
- Support with online platforms used within classes is provided to all students with a Fairhills Laptop including repairs.
BRING YOUR OWN DEVICE (BYOD)
Alternatively, the option of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) is still available if you wish to source and supply your own device.
Please purchase a Windows based laptop with the requirements stated below.
Please DO NOT purchase: Chromebooks, iPads and Android as these devices are not compatible with our network and/or learning requirements.
Make sure there is no Linux software on the laptop as this is not compatible with the school’s network.
You will also need to put an anti-virus/malware program on your device.
Windows Laptop Requirement
|Processor||Minimum: Intel i3 (or equivalent)|
Recommended: i5 or i7 (or equivalent)
|WiFi||Compatibility with 802.11 g/n/ac|
|Battery Life||Minimum: 4 hours|
Recommended: 8 hours
|Memory||Minimum: 4GB Ram|
Recommended: 8GB Ram
|Hard Drive||Solid State Drive (SSD)|
|Physical Characteristics||10.5-inch screen (minimum size)|
|Warranty||3 years recommended on both battery and device|
|Operating System||Windows 10|
Students will be connected to the school’s wireless and internet and will be provided with details on how to download Office 365 and Google Apps.
Further technical support for BYODs cannot be provided by the school, so you will need to arrange own technical support if/when required.