Dulwich High School of Visual Arts and Design

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BYOD (Bring Your Own Device)

Dulwich High School has developed a BYOD policy designed to allow students to bring a laptop or tablet to school. 

Teachers in all subjects will be delivering lessons that assume students have a device that meets the required specifications. Therefore, all students will be expected to have a device at school that they can use.

Visit our technology website for lots of information on software, specifications and more.

As a community we have endeavoured to provide parents and students with the maximum amount of choice in the selection of a device. Devices purchased for use at school need to be portable, robust and have sufficient battery life to operate for a school day.

Recommended Specifications

All devices need have these specifications in order to be able to function as an educational device at our school:

Device Types

Windows or Apple devices with a minimum screen size of 7 inches.

  • laptop
  • tablet with keyboard attached
  • convertible device

Operating system

These operating systems are acceptable:

  • Microsoft Windows 10 or higher
  • Apple MacOS X 12.7.4 or newer

Wireless Capability              

802.11n 5Ghz or higher

The departments wireless network installed in high schools only operates on the 802.11n 5Ghz standard. 

If your device does not meet this standard, you will not be able to connect to the network. 

Storage Capacity

The device should be able to hold at least these amounts of data: 

  • Laptop - 120GB Minimum

Random Access Memory (RAM) 

RAM capacity for your device should be at least:

  • Minimum 4GB


The battery life should be at least 6 hours.

Anti-Virus Software

Your device should have up-to-date anti-virus protection. 


It is recommended that you have: 

  • A protective case and cover.


The device should have this software installed to allow you to participate:

  • web browser
  • word processor
  • spreadsheet package
  • presentation software
  • photo editing and drawing software

The Department of Education has negotiated with Microsoft and Adobe to provide students with some software for free on their BYOD device for details visit our techhub.



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