Parent and Student Responsibility - Year 5, 6, 7 and 10
Trinity requires that all computers are maintained in ‘good working order’ allowing for normal wear and tear. This obligation is assumed by parents and students renting or using the computers. Boys finishing Year 6 are required to return their computers (there is also an option to pay out the machine if that is of interest) and will be issued with a new machine at the start of Year 7.
Examples of what is considered normal wear and tear:
- Slight discolouration of casing;
- Slight deterioration in screen resolution;
- Lightly soiled keyboard, touchpad and mouse buttons;
- Small, superficial scuffs or chips on the casing;
- Loose or sticking keyboard keys;
- Bags in good condition without tears or damaged zippers;
- A working power adaptor; and
- A working battery.
Examples of what is not considered normal wear and tear:
- Damaged screens, including bruising;
- Damaged lid latches, hinges or other movable parts;
- Broken power adaptors;
- Machines which do not power on;
- Deep or unsightly cracks in the casing;
- Keys moved/swapped around or missing from the keyboard;
- Missing or damaged Tablet pens;
- A dead battery;
- Bags with cuts, tears, broken zippers or ‘graffiti’;
- Attempted removal of, or deliberate damage to serial number or product registration stickers; and
- Adhesive stickers, graffiti or intentional scratches and scuffs on the screen or casing.
The cost of rectification or repairs to return the computer to an acceptable condition will be the responsibility of parents.
There will be an option to buy out the computer at the end of Year 6, however, you are reminded that students will be issued with a new computer at the start of Year 7 and a new agreement will be entered into by parents for this computer.
Damage caused during the rental period:
The allocated Tablet Computer will be the responsibility of the student to ensure that they have a working learning tool to bring to class. Students must take all reasonable precautions to prevent damage, failure to do so will be the responsibility of the family to reimburse any loss.
Insurance claims incur a capped repair charge of $100.
- First occasion of total loss – $100 excess
- Second occasion of total loss – $250 excess
- In the unlikely event of a third occasion of total loss the parents are liable for the whole cost of a new computer.
You must take all reasonable precautions to prevent damage and to comply with the manufacturers recommendations relating to the safeguarding and operation of the Tablet PC. Repairs required without exercising reasonable precautions could see repair costs exceed $100. This is determined by Trinity at its sole and reasonable discretion.