2023 Year 7 Transition

Welcome! To all our families and their students in Year 7 2023.


You can find the 2023 Year 7 Parent Information on Transitioning into Secondary School HERE. This document is full of important information for both Parents/Carers and their students. Please take the time to have a look through it.


The 2023 Year 7 Information Handbook has information for students and their families to guide them through the transition period from Primary School to High School.



BYOD for Year 7 in 2023



ASHS is expanding its 1-to-1 BYOD program for years 7, 8, 11 and 12 in 2023. Our goal is to make sure all students have access to high-quality educational experiences that build their capacity to participate in the modern world.


To assist families in accessing suitable devices:

  • We have provided a list of system requirements to help select a device
  • The P&C have spoken to local retailers to help them provide suitable devices
  • We have broadened the list of devices to include Windows and Apple laptops
  • We are providing support for families who may have difficulties affording a new device.



Our teachers are undertaking professional learning to help them plan engaging new programs and develop rich digital resources to support our year 7, 8, 11 and 12 cohorts. Our new 1-to-1 BYOD program will provide all students with an opportunity to learn using modern tools and become effective citizens in our connected world.



As we progress to our 1-to-1 BYOD next year we understand that our school community may have questions. Mr Matthews, our ICT Coordinator will be happy to answer your queries about BYOD. Please email Zachary.Matthews@education.wa.edu.au




BYOD System requirements
The following systems will be suitable for use at ASHS in 2023:


Windows 10/11 laptops and 2-in-1 devices

  • 10+inch display / 13-14 inch display (Min/Recommended)
  • 128 Gigabyte hard drive storage / 256 Gigabyte solid state drive (Min/Recommended)
  • 4 Gigabyte RAM / 8 Gigabyte RAM (Min/Recommended)
  • Intel i3 CPU or Equivalent / Intel i5 CPU or Equivalent (Min/Recommended)
  • 5+ hour battery life (Recommended)
  • 2-in-1 devices must come to school with a physical keyboard
  • Windows 10S devices must be switched out of S-mode


Apple Mac Laptops

  • MacBook Air
  • MacBook Pro
  • *Must support Mac OS 12.0

Additional Recommendations and information
Students should bring devices to school in a suitable case. These cases will benefit from having a
hard outer shell and padded interior that fits inside a backpack to offer the best protection.
Additionally, students must bring suitable earbuds that can be used with their device. All devices
should be charged the night before at home to be ready for the following school day.
The Department of Education provides free access to Microsoft office for ASHS students. This
means it is not required for you to purchase this with the devices. We will support students
accessing Microsoft Office as we connect them to the school network.




We would like to remind our students and parents that the Department of Education provides free access to Microsoft Office for ASHS students.

This means you don't need to purchase it with your devices.

We will support students accessing Microsoft Office as we connect them to the school network in 2023.



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