Buying a Laptop

Mentone Girls’ Grammar requires students in Years 9 – 12 to use an individually owned laptop for their learning and development inside and outside the classroom. We recommend any appropriate Mac or PC model with Apple, Microsoft, Dell, Acer, HP or Lenovo.

Due to the cost of repairs, the School always recommends that families opt-in to extended support and accidental breakage coverage for whatever device they choose. For example, the Microsoft Complete Cover for Surface Pro.

Families choosing to purchase a PC can use the Microsoft Education Store to obtain devices with an educational discount. Enter our school name on the website to obtain the educational pricing.

The School also has a Family Funded program with Apple which offers competitive pricing for students and teachers on iPad, Mac, AppleCare and selected accessories. Apple specialists at Southland Shopping Centre offer face-to-face assistance with parents and children so they can better understand their device and how to set-up. The Family Funded Program offers students 7% discount on Macs, 15% discount on Apple Care, 10% discount on Accessories and 4% discount in iPads.

Members of our community can purchase items through the Mentone Girls' Grammar web store, as well as through telesales (on 133-622) or in an Apple Store. You simply need to let the Apple representative know that you are looking to purchase under the Mentone Girls’ Grammar Family Funded program.

Please note that students entering the BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) program are not expected to have their devices during transition, but will need it for the start of the School year in order to take part in the device orientation program.

We also recommend the minimum specifications if using any of the below applications.

Office 365 Professional Plus Requirements

  • Computer
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 6.0 GB available disk space

Adobe Suite System Requirements

  • Computer
  • Intel Pentium 4 and AMD Athlon 64 processor (recommend higher)
  • 8 GB RAM
  • 11 GB available disk space

Laptop Minimum Specifications

  • 8GB RAM
  • 256 GB hard drive
  • Windows Operating system - Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7 Service Pack 1
  • Mac Operating system - Mac OS X 10.10 or later

If you have any questions, please contact our IT Team Leader, Marie Lunt at (+61 3 ) 9581 1200 or mlunt@mentonegirls.vic.edu.au.