Chromebook Program

The Lilydale High School Chromebook program is separated into two phases:

  • Phase 1      Year 7 to 9 Chromebook Program
  • Phase 2      Year 10 to 12 Chrome/Notebook Program

Purchasing a new device in Year 7 and then again in Year 10 ensures students have a reliable and up-to-date device to support their learning.

Ordering a Chromebook

Lay-by: A $100 lay-by deposit option is available to reserve a device at the payment method window.

Please Note: Chromebooks purchased outside of the school-approved supplier will not include a Chrome Management license. 

  • Chromebooks will require a license to be purchased (currently $65) before connecting to the school’s network.
  • Chromebooks purchased through the school approved portal include the cost of the Chrome Management license. 

The Chromebooks available on the portal are Lilydale High School’s recommended devices.

  • Current Lilydale High School students using iPads can continue to do so.  When it comes time to replace these devices, students are encouraged to purchase a Chromebook. 
  • Up to date Windows 10 and Apple notebooks can currently be used in Years 10 to 12. 
  • iPads and other tablets are no longer recommended devices at Lilydale High School.  When it comes time to replace these devices families are encouraged to purchase a Chromebook through the portal on the school’s website.

What is a Chromebook?

  • Chromebooks are a cost-effective education focused laptop that runs Chrome OS (operating system) designed to utilise with G-Suite For Education. 
  • G-Suite For Education is a collection of productivity tools designed to help students and teachers to collaborate and interact seamlessly and securely across devices.
  • G-Suite includes Mail, Drive, Classroom, Docs, Sheets, Slides, Sites, Calendar.
  • G-Suite For Education is already extensively used by Lilydale High School students and teachers.

Why Chromebooks?

Chromebooks are ideal for use in a school environment because they:

  • enhance student communication and collaboration opportunities.
  • are reliable, automatically kept up to date, with in built virus protection.
  • are designed to be easy to use, have a fast boot time, and quick access to web apps.
  • save work automatically to the cloud.
  • have a proven long battery life.
  • are very durable.

Expectations

Students are expected to:

  • Bring their device to school with the battery fully charged every day.
  • Ensure that their device is stored securely in their locker when not being used.
  • In class, their device will be used at the discretion of the classroom teacher – students must take their device to every class (unless explicitly told not too), but the class teacher will determine when and how it is used in class.
  • If a student leaves the device at home, the student is responsible for completing all work to the best of their abilities as if a device were present.
  • Devices must ONLY be used for educational purposes. Devices are NOT to be used at recess or lunchtime unless being used in the Library (for VCE students) for educational purposes.
  • Parents, caregivers and students must sign the Acceptable Use Agreement in relation to the use of digital tools and online usage.