Computer and internet



2021 Laptop Program


Helensvale State High School runs a laptop program, whereby the majority of students participate in the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) option. We also offer a  limited number of annual hire laptops (24/7 use), mainly to our senior students. Students who choose not to participate in either scheme still have access to laptops through our restricted day hire system (PDF, 124 KB).


  • It is critical for both parents and students to read and understand the requirements of the 2021 Laptop Program Charter (PDF, 689KB).
  • Upon enrolment, students will receive this booklet in their enrolment packages and it is also available, as named, via the link in Our Supporting Documents section below. 
  • In lieu of a printed Acceptable Use Policy acknowledgement form, the starting point for every student with respect to their use of computers, network connectivity and Internet access on campus is contingent on a parent/carer completing this online form for each enrolled child. Please note, without completion of this digital form, access will be denied.
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  • Students are invited to bring their privately owned laptops to school to support their learning and have them connected to the school network.
  • If joining the BYOD program, students must bring a device that meets the minimum specifications (PDF, 449KB) required by the school.
  • If you are yet to purchase a device, we highly recommend purchasing from our BYOD Vendor Portals (PDF, 191KB) (HP, Dell or Acer) as there are distinct advantages over purchasing from a retailer:  3 years warranty and 3 years accidental damage protection insurance built into the price, all repairs logged with portal companies by school technicians, quick turnaround and client convenience.
  • Information about how students connect their own laptop to the school network/internet will be provided on campus to students and also emailed to parents in a timely manner.


  • An annual hire fee of $200 is required to participate in this scheme and must be paid before the laptop can be issued.
  • This option provides seamless continuity of use between the home and school for the entire school year for those students who do not have their own device. 
  • Please remember, the supply of devices is limited and if demand is high, we may run out. It is basically a fist come, first served situation.


  • 2021 Laptop Program​ Charter (PDF, 689KB): this document outlines the policies, acceptable devices and important information about our laptop program. It contains important information that parents/carers and students need to be aware of before completing the online form.
  • BYOD Vendor Portals (PDF, 191KB)​:  As mentioned above, there are distinct advantages in purchasing a laptop through this portal. This document lists all of these advantages in detail and provides links to vendors' websites and any required login credentials to the sites.
  • Product Brochures:  one for each vendor will be loaded to our website by mid September, but all products are more easily researched from each vendor's portal website. 
  • Minimum Laptop Specifications ​(PDF, 449KB):  ​For your peace of mind and convenience, we prefer you to purchase from our BYOD Vendor Portal. However, if you are purchasing from a retailer, it is extremely important to take a copy of this document with you to ensure you buy a product that is suitable for network compatibility and educational requirements.
  • Microsoft Office for Students: There are two documents – one for Windows devices (PDF, 769KB) and one for Mac devices (PDF, 1034KB) - whereby you are provided with information to download a free version of Microsoft Office on up to 5 devices per student, using student's school login credentials.
  • Once Finance requirements (payment and form) have been completed, students need to bring their device to the IT Support Office in S205 for boarding to the school BYOx network.

Documents related to our laptop program can be accessed centrally via 

School Webmail Link

All students are able to access their email via the following link

Last reviewed 30 July 2021
Last updated 30 July 2021