425 Belgrave - Gembrook Road, Emerald, VIC 3782

(03) 5968 5388

Emerald Secondary College
Access to Excellence

Emerald Secondary College 1:1 Program

Emerald Secondary College is committed to providing rich and differentiated learning experiences for our students. Access to appropriate technology through the provision of 1:1 laptop computers has been a goal for the College for some time.

We believe that giving students immediate access to technology in a 1:1 program will help engage them in the learning process in new and creative ways. This is an exciting opportunity for our students who will become increasingly skilled at using technology to access and present information, to problem solve, and to work collaboratively. Students will learn to develop and demonstrate the knowledge, skills, practices and attitudes necessary to actively contribute as a 21st century citizen, capable of shaping our future and being productive members of the workforce.

Please note that student laptops can be purchased from any retailer that you choose and must meet the minimum specifications below.

Students now have the ability to connect their device to the school network and install any software they require for their classes.

A Microsoft office account is included with the school software package so does not need to be purchased with the device.

BYOD Minimum Requirements

The device must have:


Dual core processor


4 GB

Hard Drive

64 GB or more

Physical keyboard



Multiple USB Ports


10” minimum


802.11 g/n

Operating System

Windows 10 or 11 , or Apple OSX (not windows 10 s)

Memory card Reader



Minimum of 6 hours

How to setup your BYOD device.

The below link will guide you thru how to setup your byod device onto the schools network and install your Microsoft office.

This can be done in the school grounds as soon as you have received your compass/network login user id and password.

Step 2 of the instructions for setting up Microsoft office can be done at home or at school and can be completed before connecting to the schools wifi.

Click Here for instructions

The IT department will also assist connecting if needed during the start of term 1.