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1 to 1 Laptop classes for years 5 and 6 

Annandale State School has two laptop classes. These are referred to as the One to One (1-to-1) classes. The aim of each class is allow students to complete their curriculum studies whilst developing the technological skills necessary for an IT world and the independent, collaborative, resourceful learning skills necessary for life.

Families who are interested in their children joining this exciting program are required to provide a laptop computer which has been selected through a collaborative process with parents and meets the standards required for study purposes.

The school has a year 5 and 6 1-to-1 class. Each 1-to-1 class has 28 students. Entry point for the 1-to-1 classes is  through a selection process in Year 4. Students included in the year 5 class progress to become members of the year 6 1-to-1 classes.

Applicants who fail to win a position in the year 5 class form the reserve list. Where a vacancy arises in the 1-to-1 classes, the position is filled from the those students on reserve list.

The selection process for the year 5 1-to-1 class in conducted in term 4 of the year prior to commencement of the class. The selection process is through:

  • Parental application on behalf of the student.

  • The student undertaking a written assessment.

  • Teacher evaluation of the student's suitability for the class - this involves an evaluation of the student's learning behaviours and general aptitude.

Costs incurred in participating in the 1-to-1 laptop classes include:

  • Private purchase of specified laptop including 4 year warranty, bag, 2 AC adaptors (optional increased RAM)

  • Private purchase of designated software

  • Yearly fee to employ a system technician to support the 1-to-1 laptop classes

  • Optional - computer chair

Please contact the school for more details. Further information on ICT in state schools can be found on the Smart Classrooms website.