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Laptop information for incoming students (years 4 and 5)


​To all new entrants to Ironside's Laptop Program (formerly know as the ICALe program) your laptops will be delivered to the students in the classroom  commencing in the second week of the school term at Ironside 2018.

Please note - all payments must be finalised before delivery occurs. All paperwork must be completed.

Hearty thanks to Mrs Leesa Behrens and the tech team for processing over 150 new laptops.


We have received multiple enquiries about the one to one laptop option since the beginning of the year. This is available for all students in Years 4, 5 and 6. The school has negotiated a purchasing agreement with HP, and the package includes a laptop, a backpack, accidental damage protection insurance, and the full programming and service support of our IT department. This is the only option for the purchase of a student laptop. Our systems cannot support other devices at this time.


Parents pay $1400 upfront to receive a laptop. When the student leaves Ironside State School, all EQ programs are deleted from the machine, and the laptop is yours to keep. Some of the system generated paperwork has raised some questions and concern regarding this, but please be assured that the machine is yours to keep upon cessation of enrolment at Ironside.


Mrs Bairstow and Mrs Behrens will be placing a bulk order of laptops with HP at the end of each term. If you missed out on the order from the end of 2017, and you wish for your child to opt in to the program – you can place an order mid-way through Term 1, for delivery at the beginning of Term 2. This will require a $300 deposit to secure the order, and payment of the $1100 balance upon receipt of the machine.