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A guide to laptops at Waverley

Laptop issued to Waverley College students

Guidelines and policies for laptop use at Waverley College

The IT team deployed over 350 laptops last week. Here is a refresher on some important polices to ensure safe and effective laptop use at Waverley College.

Backup

Boys should store important files in Google Drive, not on their desktops. Losing files is not an excuse when an assessment is due.

Battery Charging

Boys should come to school with their laptop fully charged, and manage its battery through the day. Our laptops were specifically chosen for their superior battery life. Charging laptops at school also poses a tripping hazard.

School Use

The College laptop is for educational use only.  It is not intended to be used for gaming or watching video content.

No Stickers

Boys can customise their laptop by putting stickers on its cover, never directly onto the laptop.

Social Media

Students use social media responsibly. They should not communicate with Waverley College staff via social media.

Report Cyber Bullying

Students should take a stand and call out online bullying. Take a screen shot, block the sender, and send the screenshot to the Head of House.

Travel

The laptop is covered by a global warranty and can be taken abroad. Curfew times will automatically adjust to the country you are in. Curfews will not be removed when travelling abroad.

Email Etiquette

Students should be respectful in their email correspondence with others. Consult the College Diary for guidelines on appropriate email construction.

LED Screen

The laptops are extremely robust, but the LED screens are the weakest point. Keep objects off your keyboard so you do not trap them and damage the screen.

Transport Security

It is not advisable to use the laptop on the bus or train. The safest place for the laptop when in transit is the schoolbag

Maintenance

If there are any problems or issues that arise, it is crucial to report them to iAssist as soon as possible. The sooner they are reported, the sooner they can be fixed.

Software

Students cannot remove or install any software on their laptops without the permission of iAssist.