Windows 10 devices come with built-in Anti-Virus called Defender.
Mac OS anti-virus can be downloaded for free from the BYOD portal.
The Mac OS and Windows versions can be downloaded from the BYOD Portal.
Mobile devices can download the apps from their stores.
We have a 1-2-1 program which provides more choice to parents and students about how they manage the cost and ownership of their students educational ICT.
From 2018 students in any year may participate in the 1-2-1 Netbook / Laptop Program supplied through our partnership with JB Hi Fi. We recommend that parents visit JB Hi Fis parent purchase portal as early as they can to select their device - there are many payment options available.
We recognise that as students progress through the college their education pathways become more divergent. By Year 10 at Gisborne Secondary College many students are studying at VCE level, and many are undertaking VET courses. Students often need ICT provision that meets their educational needs, and students may wish to own and operate quite different types of devices.
Whilst the cost to parents of leasing or purchasing the netbook - either from their own preferred supplier, or JB Hi Fi - for their child is not insignicant, this is offset by the savings in many areas of the cost of textbooks which for some subjects are no longer required.