Students are required to bring their own device as part of their St Pauls education

St Pauls is a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) school. A wealth of studies identify the positive benefits of infusing technology into the classroom.

Technology is creating and shaping our present and our future. For students to become independent, collaborative and self-motivated learners, they need to be skilled in its use and applications in their daily social and working lives.

Bring Your Own Learning Device at St Pauls Catholic College Greystanes

The Benefits of the BYOD Program

The use of learning devices by students for researching, using e-texts and notes is of great benefit to equip them with vital life skills, specifically:

Critical thinking
Student-centred learning practice
Working collaboratively
Learning to share in ethical ways
Shared knowledge construction
Problem solving


Students can choose to purchase one of the following devices for use in class:

  • Google Chromebook - this requires a Google Chromebook Console License which can be paid via the Qkr! App
  • Apple Laptop – no licence required
  • Windows Tablet/Laptop – no license required

iPads and android devices are not accepted and cannot be used as a student learning device in the BYOD program.

Student devices can be purchased from any reputable retailer or from one of the purchase portals below.

Please note when accessing the ASI Solutions Purchase Portal you will need to use the activation code: ceobyod

ASI Purchase Portal

CompNow Purchase Portal



As long as a student device meets the specifications below the device can be used and connected to the College network.

  • 6 hours minimum battery life
  • Apple Laptop - 128 GB storage and 8 GB RAM, MacOS 11 or above
  • Chromebook - 16 GB storage and 4GB RAM, latest Chrome OS
  • Windows Tablet/Laptop - 128 GB storage and 8 GB RAM, Windows 10 (1709) + Windows 11

If you choose an elective subject (Years 9-12) such as Photography, Information Software Technology (IST), Information Process Technology (IPT), iSTEM, Graphics Technology, Computer Technology, Engineering, Enterprise Computing, or Visual Arts you will be using programs such as Adobe Creative Cloud. This program is provided by the College. We recommend a MacBook or Windows device with 256GB of storage and 16GB of RAM.

BYOD requirements checklist

Want to find out more about student learning devices?

For any enquiries or further information please contact St Pauls ICT via the link below. This inbox is monitored between Monday to Friday between 8:00am – 3:00pm. If you require immediate assistance please contact the College directly.

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