1:1 Programme Overview

Renaissance College has operated an Apple laptop programme since its inception in 2006, originally for Secondary students only. In December 2010 we expanded our 1:1 laptop programme to Year 6.

Laptops are an important part of our rich repertoire of instructional technology.

Vision 2014

Starting in early 2013 we carried out an 18 month review of our educational technology, focussing on student devices.  In summer 2014 Renaissance College decided to implement the studies recommendations:

  • Every Renaissance College student will have access to an individually allocated, Internet enabled device
  • Secondary students and teachers will be encouraged to actively utilize mobile technology (phones and tablets) students owe and bring to school to supplement the existing laptop programme
  • consider implementing BYOD (bring you own device) programme for students in years 12-13.
  • review the use of shared devices (LIRC, Design Technology, music, Primary hubs)

1:1 iPad in Years 1 to 3

Years 1 and 2 have been using iPads since Autumn 2010 as a shared device so we have extensive expertise both pedagogically and in the supporting infrastructure. iPads are provided by school and every child receives an individually allocated iPad. Students do not take iPads home and the device will be passed on to another student the following school year.

All required accessories, for example headphones and covers are provided by Renaissance College.

1:1 laptop programme in Years 4 to 5

MacBook Air are provided by school and every child receives an individually allocated laptop. Students do not take laptop home and the device will be passed on to another student the following school year.

All required accessories, for example headphones and covers are provided by Renaissance College.

1:1 Laptop in Years 6 to 13

Students own an Apple laptop which they bring to school every day. Laptops can be purchased via the school programme or sourced from elsewhere as long as the meet minimum recommendation published annually.

Secondary students are also encourage to use their mobile devices (phones and tablets) for learning and to aid organisation and productivity.