Device requirements

Devices required for the College BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) programs differ between the Senior and Junior Schools, including minimum device specifications. Select a program name below to see more information.

Changes to BYOD model for Senior School

We have reviewed our BYOD model for Year 7 2025 and onwards. We advise families with students entering Year 7 2025 not to purchase a device for your child for Year 7 2025.

We are pleased to confirm that Year 7 2025 will have a school-provided device, a Lenovo 13w Yoga Gen 2.

Learn more and view the specs here  13WYogaGen2DataSheet.pdf

All students will use this primary, dedicated device and do not need to purchase a separate device for school.

The device will come with a four-year warranty, three-year battery warranty and a bag.

We will share further information with the full inclusions and our policy for acceptable use with you soon.

Reasoning behind school provided devices:

  • Enhanced Learning Opportunities: One-to-One devices ensure that all students have equal access to technology resources, enabling personalised and interactive learning experiences.
  • Standardisation: With consistent devices across the board, teachers can better integrate technology into their lesson plans and streamline technical support.
  • Digital Literacy: Providing dedicated devices fosters digital literacy skills essential for success in today’s world.

More information for families will be shared soon.

Device minimum specifications

Listed are minimum specifications that the device required for the Junior School BYOD Program must meet.

Storage32GB or greater
WiFi802.11n compatible
Operating SystemiPadOS 16 or greater

Find the version of iOS installed on your iPad
AccessoriesProtective case or cover (required)

Headphones (as per Book List)

Suitable devices for Junior School BYOD Program:

  • iPad (current models, excludes iPad mini)
  • iPad Pro (10-11 inch models only)

Device minimum specifications

Listed are minimum specifications that the device required for the Senior School BYOD Program must meet.

Processor (CPU)Intel CeleronIntel Core i3, i5 or greater
Memory (RAM)4GB8GB or greater
Hard Drive (HDD)128GB Solid State Drive (SSD)256GB Solid State Drive (SSD) or greater
WiFi802.11n compatible802.11ac compatible
Screen10″ screen or greater
Battery8 hours or greater
Operating SystemWindows 10/11 (version 22H2 and above) *

Find the version of Windows 10/11 installed on your PC

macOS (version 12 and above)

Find the version of macOS installed on your Mac
AccessoriesKeyboard (required)Protective case or bag
* Excludes Windows 10 S and Windows 11 S modes
See: Switching out of S mode in Windows

Device purchasing

The College has arrangements with the following vendors, allowing families to purchase devices through them at an educational discount.

Online portal

The following vendors offer online portals for purchasing of devices, accessories and warranties, while providing with a range of different payment options.

Click on the respective vendor to access their device purchasing portal.


JB HiFi portal

JB HiFi Solutions: Products, Services, Advice

School Code: STMARY2024

Please copy and paste the above code into the portal page.

In-store purchasing and servicing

Iris Connecting Solutions offers in-store sales and technical expertise in purchasing and/or servicing of devices.

A current student card, or College correspondence (that includes a St Mary’s College letterhead) must be presented to receive benefits with this vendors.

IRIS Connecting Solutions


SMC Toolbox

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St Mary's College is located on the traditional lands of the muwinina people of the South East Nation. We acknowledge and deeply respect the palawa people, the Tasmanian Aboriginal Community, and all Elders past and present. We are committed to learning alongside our students and community in this place, nipaluna, and support the continued sharing of knowledge and culture.