Below is a flowchart outlining the options for students.



At John Pirie Secondary School we are fully aware that BYOD can cause a certain amount of anxiety for families but at the same time it is exciting. The Leadership, Digital Pedagogies and IT Team are committed to helping everyone, answer questions and alleviate fears. To assist in purchasing devices, the school has partnered with JBHI, to establish a portal in which families can purchase recommended devices at education pricing. For more information regarding accessing JBHIFI Portal BYOD ONLINE, please contact the school for the School Code. Families may also seek a No Interest Loan Scheme (NILS) available through Uniting Country SA.

If you are considering purchasing a device for a student, the IT department recommend the minimum specifications as these devices will connect and run with our system:



Windows Device



Operating System

Windows 10

IOS X 10

IOS 15

Minimum Screen

10 inch

13 inch

10.2 inch





Minimum Storage


256 GB

64 GB

Minimum Battery Life

8 hours

8 hours

8 hours

Minimum Device Example

Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Gen 2

13-inch MacBook Air

iPad Gen 6

More Examples

Non-Education Pricing




It is also worth considering additional cost items, such as extended warranties, and care protection for device. Carry cases and individual protection are also recommended for the device.

Please note: Chromebooks are generally not sufficient devices for education as they have minimal storage space and due to being required to run all software online, they do not have the same functionality and resources available when using in specialist subjects.