BYOD Open Program
Mernda Central College is dedicated to shaping a bright future for our students and their families. Our students from Year 5 to Year 12 participate in a 1:1 Open BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) program, a testament to our commitment to integrating modern technology into our learning environment.
The recommendations for the Open BYOD Program are as follows:
Device is required to be no more than 4 years old.
The device can be a Windows Laptop, Apple MacBook, Google Chromebook, Apple iPad or an Android Tablet.
Windows devices – Windows 10 / 11
Apple MacBooks – macOS 12 (Monterey) or higher
Apple iPads – iOS 16 or higher
Android Tablets – Android 9.0 (Pie) or higher
If you choose to go with an Apple iPad as the device the following applies as per the BYOD iPad Program:
The recommended requirements for student iPads are as follows:
Full size: Apple iPad (9th Generation)
Device is required to support iOS 16 or higher.
These iPads are not recommended to be used as a student’s school device as certain required applications may not work due to requiring iOS 15 or higher.
JB Hi-Fi Education
Mernda Central College have worked with JB Hi-Fi to provide a BYOD Device Portal that will provides parents with access to a wide range of Education specific laptops, tablets, accessories and insurance.
All orders will be delivered to your nominated JB Hi-Fi store. You will receive both an email and an SMS notifying you once your order is available for collection.
Online ordering can be done using the below link and entering the school code which is MERNDACC2024