Mt St Patrick College Laptop Program
All students at Mt St Patrick College are issued with a laptop computer to be used as a tool to promote better learning outcomes by providing access to teaching and learning material at school and at home.The device is a loan device that remains the property of the College and is subject to College rules and a range of terms and conditions. A variety of documents are issued to students and their parents when the device is rolled out to the student. Students are also provided with an orientation and tutorial session regarding their new device at the time of the rollout. A Help Desk operates at the College to assist teachers and students to manage their devices and organise warranty and accidental damage repairs.
This page contains links to all the relevant documents and information about the care of these devices as well as links that may assist students in downloading school software, troubleshooting problems and reporting incidents and faults to the Help Desk.
The use of computing devices brings great benefits but there are also significant risks, especially relating to internet safety and the use of devices for accessing material on-line. Students are made aware of such issues in many ways and parents need to keep up to date with the issues and appropriate strategies to help their children use the computing device appropriately. The best source of important information about internet safety and the protection of children on-line is the Federal Government's Cyber Safety site. This material can be accessed by clicking on the link below.