Canterbury College BYOD
As part of our College’s learning environment, in 2020 all students in Years 4-6 and 8–12 are required to bring their own device (BYOD). The device is used every day. Students are required to bring the device fully charged to College each day and be responsible for its maintenance and care.

Many students are currently using computers on the College BYOD program which will still be viable and supported in 2020. We emphasise that devices that were used in 2019 at the College can continue to be used by that student within the applicable year levels, and within reason, the 'lifespan' of a device will be left to the discretion of the student and their guardian/s. Though the College does recommend a 3 year cycle to ensure maintaining usability in the classroom.

Students who currently have MAC OS device enrolled in the BYOD program will be required to install Windows on their device using a dual boot method such as Apple’s built in ‘Boot Camp’ to use both Mac OS and Windows 10 or install Windows 10 exclusively. Instructions for this can be found here. The College recommends partitioning 128GB of hard drive space for Windows if possible, and 64GB at minimum. The Windows 10 Education ISO is available via the College portal.

All students enrolled at Canterbury College have access to the latest version of Windows 10 for Education and the Microsoft Office Professional software suite from the College portal. Other software is provided based on selected subjects. Students are able to log into the myCanterbury portal ( and select the "BYOD Software Catalogue" to install any required packages.

For students who require a new device at in preparation for or during 2020, please refer to the below system requirements:


Minimum Required


Screen Type


Touch with active stylus

Screen Size

10 Inch

12 Inch


Intel i5 7th Generation

Intel i5 8th Generation

Hard drive


256GB SSD 




Operating System

Windows 10

Windows 10

The College highly recommends the use of a stylus which is particularly useful for STEM and design subjects. Some Senior School subjects may have more specific requirements and in these situations we suggest parents refer to the College’s subject selection booklet.

Please take note: That in accordance with the 2020 requirements, new devices that do not meet these specifications will not be 'On-boarded' to the Canterbury network and BYOD program. This includes; phones, ipads, Apple Mac computers, and 'Hand me down' devices that don't meet 2020 specifications.


Families can purchase from their vendor of choice or from one of the College’s purchasing portals. Details and links to the supplier's purchasing portal are listed below. This supply of devices is through a commercial contract and have educational lead times for delivery of up to 6 weeks.

The devices listed below have been selected after testing at the College. Purchasing through our preferred supplier offers College families access to their support and manufacturer warranty. The pricing below is provided for Academic purchases and is below the recommended retail price.

At time of purchase you will have the opportunity to select collection from your local store.

If assistance is required during the purchasing process or for assistance with device selection, or if you have any further questions, please email: to contact the Director of Information Technology and Services.

JB Hi-Fi Purchasing Portal: Please enter School Code: Canterbury2020

If you need assistance, JB Hi-Fi have provided the following links:

School Locker Purchasing Portal You Will be required to create a free School Locker account to see pricing and order.