In partnership with the company Learning With technologies we are providing families with the opportunity to purchase laptop computers for student use.

What is BYOD?

BYOD is a strategy whereby students will be able to bring a familiar personal device to school to use as their primary technological learning tool. For CYS, bring your own device (BYOD) refers to students purchasing and using a personally owned device at school for the purpose of learning. A personally owned device is any suitable technology that is compatible with the school’s minimum requirements and which is owned by a student or their caregiver. BYOD is designed to give families the freedom to make technology choices that suit them and their circumstances. 

Suggested Laptops

For families looking for a suitable device for their children we have selected three models that we believe offer the most flexibility and value:

High School Standard | HP Probook 430 G8

Non-Touch screen model of robust laptop, designed for High school work and compatible with CYS school infrastructure. A great economical option for students needing a device to be reliable not only at school, but when off campus doing either homework or research. Manufactured by Hewlett Packard.

High School & Beyond | HP Probook 440 G9

Non-Touch screen model, boasting more power and a 14” screen, designed to take your studies through to year 12 and into the workforce. This mid-priced model is a step up from the models used by the school, with even better graphic performance and battery life. Manufactured by Hewlett Packard.

Year 9 to University | HP EliteBook 830 x360 G9

High-Powered, Touchscreen, laptop/tablet combination computer offering high level specifications and design to suit any student hoping to have the same device right they way through to their tertiary studies. Boasting a fold-back touch screen to use as a tablet, or use a standard laptop. A great machine for anyone interested in graphic art and media production. This model is compatible with the HP Active pen (sold separately) for on screen design and annotation. The lightest of the models offered weighs in at 1.32KG.


To find out more or to place an order, follow the link below to the CYS portal at Living With Technologies.

CYS Living With Technologies Portal