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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.

View our BYOD policy (PDF 385KB)

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 mimimum screen size of 7 inches

  • laptop
  • tablet with keyboard attached
  • convertible device

Operating system

These operating systems are acceptable:

  • Microsoft Windows 7 or newer
  • Apple MacOS X 10.6 or newer
  • Apple iOS 6 or newer

Android based software is not suitable.

Wireless capability

802.11n 5Ghz

This may be advertised as dual band wireless or 802.11abgn.

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:

  • 64GB Laptop
  • 16GB Tablet

Random access memory 

RAM capacity for your device should be at least:

  • 4GB Laptop
  • 1GB Tablet


The battery life should be at least six hours.

Anti-virus software

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


It is recommended that you have:

  • a protective case or cover
  • a keyboard for tablet devices.


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

Microsoft and Adobe have negotiated with the department to provide students with some software for free on their BYOD device for details visit our techhub.



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