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IT Requirements

Scots College is a 1:1 school, which means we expect every student from Year 5 to 13 to have a device available to use for their learning at the College. We are a Microsoft 365 school and we use Microsoft Teams as our classroom hub for lesson overviews.

What type of device?

Although we allow students to bring a range of devices to school to use in and for their learning, there are some minimum hardware specifications that the device will need to adhere to:

  • Windows 10/11 or macOS Monterey or above
  • Intel i5/AMD Ryzen 5 processor or above. Macbook with an Apple Silicon processor
  • 8GB RAM minimum
  • 256GB SSD storage (please note that if your child is doing any arts subjects, we recommend 512GB as classwork requires more storage)
  • Battery life of at least 6 hours

Charging and Loan Devices

Students are required to arrive at school with a fully charged device every day. This is important so that they can take part in all of their lessons.

A small number of short-term loan devices are available from the IT Helpdesk. These can be booked out on a day-by-day basis. These devices cannot be taken home and must be returned to the IT Helpdesk at the end of the school day.

Longer term loan devices owned by the College are available for use on application to the appropriate school Principal with reasons and justification of need.

IT Helpdesk

The IT staff at the College provide support for issues with technologies or software required for learning and/or software provided by the College. They can support your child with issues such as connecting to the Wi-Fi, accessing email, web printing, syncing digital notebooks, and/or changing passwords.

Solving other technology issues is the responsibility of the owner of the device. We can offer advice on issues such as anti-virus or malware software and we can assist with a brief identification of a device’s hardware or operating issues, but we cannot service or repair a device that does not belong to the College.

Any issues regarding IT services at Scots College can be raised via email to This system is checked daily and a staff member from the IT department will get back to you within 24 hours to provide support with your issue.

Microsoft 365

All school accounts include a license to Microsoft 365, which allows students to install the full version of the office suite on their devices. We recommend this is completed at home so they are ready to go from day one at Scots.

Click on the button below to go to the Office website and download the Microsoft 365 apps. Once downloaded, to activate, simply sign in with your school email account and updated password.

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