Which Software should you install?
As part of BYOD it is important that your device is ready for learning. Just like preparing your exercise books and textbooks, you will need to prepare software in advance.
We ask that you always install software while at home. This will ensure the filter does not stop any downloads and logins. It also saves our bandwidth and the WiFi experience in the school.
Click on the icons or links below and follow the instructions to ensure you get access to the free versions of these products.
For any support, visit the Network Room during recess or lunch.
The following software should be installed and activated before bringing your device to school. This software will be used in the following subjects: English, Mathematics, Science, Geography, History, LOTE, Technology, Visual Art, Music, PDHPE.
Office 2013 including OneNote
All NSW Department of Education Students have access to free installation of Office 365 including the full Office Software on 5 laptops or Desktops, and 5 Mobile devices such as phones and tablets across all platforms.
It is essential that students download and activate (open one of the software applications) at home via their Student Portal. Instructions can be found here and via image below.
Office2013 for DEC students (pdf 416 KB)
All students should install both Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox.
Adobe Creative Suite 6
Students who take the Year 9 and 10 Visual Arts Elective should install the full Adobe Creative Suite 6 Web and Design Premium linked here and via the image below.