Swan Valley Anglican Community School recognises that the development of teaching and learning processes become technology centric, with the focus on ensuring our students are prepared for future industries in a rapidly changing world. This change affects the traditional understanding of how subject matter is taught and creates the need for a strong set of social attitudes and institutional values.
With all students from Years 4-12 readily able to access a 1:1 device, we have the potential to engage our students in a wider range of curriculum opportunities and encourage students to explore new and creative ways of thinking. Our students have opportunities to create and design multimedia coursework, understand and program robotics, print digital designs in 3D and learn to communicate and collaborate in teams with schools across the globe.
In 2019, the School will be changing from a parent-owned mandated-device program, to a School-owned device program with a compulsory parent levy applied annually for access to computer systems. This process applies to all students whose current ASUS tablet PC has reached the end of the original 3-year program and will take 3 years to phase in across all students. Only School-owned computers will be allowed to be used as part of the next phase of the 1:1 program.
Students using IT Resources at the School must adhere to the Student Acceptable Use Policy outlined here.
An additional policy for students operating under the new ICT Levy, must signed by both student and their Parent/Guardian - located here.
January 2019 Rollout
The 1:1 student-owned tablet program was introduced at Swan Valley Anglican Community School in Term 3, 2014. This timeline for those families involved in the January 2016 rollout is now coming to the end of three years and any extended warranties & accidental damage protection agreements will soon expire.
From 2019, the School will be changing from a parent-owned mandated device program, to a School-owned device program with a compulsory parent levy applied annually for access to computer hardware. The chosen tablet model for the January 2019 program, is the ACER TravelMate Spin B118 - With its flexible 360-degree design, durable construction, stylus-enabled touch screen and long battery life, the TravelMate Spin B1 helps get students to the peak of their learning potential. For more information about the ACER TravelMate Spin B1 click here.
Factory Restore ASUS T100HA
It is compulsory to have your three year old ASUS T100HA restored to its original factory Windows operating system with all School purchased Windows and Office licensing removed. This process is a destructive process and will wipe all data from your computer. Please backup any data you require from your T100HA and deliver it to the ICT Service Desk for factory restore between 11-22 February 2019. After this process is complete, your T100HA will be yours with your own licensed software to use as you please and will no longer be able to be used at SVACS. The School will not be responsible for backing up your data.
Any students leaving Swan Valley Anglican Community School who own an ASUS T100 series tablet device, must also complete this factory restore process prior to leaving the School.