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All books, digital books and stationery for students are ordered online. To see booklists and to order books and stationery, visit Campion Education.

Years 7–10

In 2018, students in Years 7–10 order any hardcopy books and stationery items from Campion Education.

They subscribe to digital textbooks through LearningField for most of their core subjects. Once they have subscribed, students can access these books on their digital device. Families are provided with a password for LearningField at the start of the school year.

Years 11 and 12

In 2018, students in Years 11 and 12 order all their textbooks and stationery items from Campion Education.

Secondhand book shop

Secondhand books are also available online from our Sustainable School Shop. Registration is free.

Digital devices

We have a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) 1:1 Program where it is compulsory for all students to have a portable digital device (laptop, notebook or tablet) that meets minimum requirements and specifications.

These devices are family-owned and it is the responsibility of families to arrange for appropriate warranty and insurance cover to protect the device. Northcote High School assumes no responsibility for the loss or damage of devices.

For more information about using devices for learning, see Digital learning.

Devices in 2018

We are in the process of phasing out iPads and introducing touchscreen notebooks for our Year 7 and 8 students.

Year 7 students

From 2018, students in Year 7 are expected to have a touchscreen notebook: the model is recommended by the school. They can use this device up to Year 12.

Families may purchase this device and accessories through the Centre Com online portal. Details are provided to all Year 7 students and families when they enrol. Technical support, extended warranties and insurance can also be arranged through the Centre Com portal.

Year 8 students

In 2018, Year 8 students use the iPad they purchased in Year 7. They can continue to use this device in Years 9–12.

From 2019, Year 8 students use the touchscreen notebook they purchased in Year 7.

Year 9– 12 students

Students in Years 9–12 can chose a device (laptop or tablet) that meets our minimum requirements and specifications. They may choose to retain the device purchased in Year 7, or to change device depending on their learning program.


Students are provided with free school-licensed and government-provided software for their device. If students want to use other software for school work, then families can choose to purchase and install it, including updates and licences.

Games are not to be played or downloaded on the device at school.

Storage and charging

Students are required to have a protective case for their device and store it in their locker during recess, lunch and physical education and other practical classes.

All devices must be charged overnight at home and be fully charged at the start of each school day. It is not possible to charge devices at school.

Network and internet access

The school has a robust network that is maintained by a full-time network manager and technical support team. Students have access to the internet at school for educational purposes only.

The school required software and digital textbooks, once downloaded, can be accessed without using the internet.

Families experiencing financial hardship with purchasing books and devices are encouraged to contact the school to discuss their circumstances and the support available.

2018 device requirements