In 2016 the MyLe program will be inclusive of all year levels within the college. This means that when students come to our college they won’t power down. Students use their own individual device to extend their learning beyond the walls of the college and the school day.
Research shows students are more motivated and engaged in learning when they have their own computer. Computer use has also been linked to better organisational skills, improved literacy and numeracy, better collaboration and analytical thinking.
The MyLe Program is compulsory and promotes better learning in and out of school by encouraging:
- anywhere, anytime access to learning
- independent, self-initiated learning
- more family involvement in education
- collaboration with others in their class, other schools and the globe using Web 2.0 tools
- Costs to Parents for the 2014 Myle program are between $850-$1000 over 3 years.
- The total cost of the program is estimated at over $2000, WHC subsidises the balance.
The Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga is our 2016 slate
- It is a light and mobile Windows 8.1 touch device, responsive and fun to use with a 12.5” screen
- It is a full PC, i5 CPU with 4Gb RAM and 128Gb SSD. More powerful than an iPad or Android tablet
- It has a full keyboard with trackpad that can fold back to “convert” it between a small ultra-book and tablet PC.
- It has a digitizer stylus that students can use like a pen
- It has an excellent battery life to get through a full school day
- It is tough and can stand up to the rigours of the school day
- It comes fully installed with DET Edustar software ready to use
- It is backed by a full 3 year Lenovo warranty and insurance covering accidental damage, not theft.
- It is supported on-site by the College network staff
The College offers high level technical support for the devices and has a sophisticated intranet to support its use. Students use OneNote to access and record their course work, collaborating with peers and teachers using a range of applications.