Year 9 Digital Resource List

Year 9 students can purchase digital resources from two possible places depending on their choice of device for the BYOD program.

  • The App Store and iBook Store for Apple Devices
  • App Shop or Microsoft Store or Chrome Store or Google Play for MacBooks, Windows and Android devices

1. Apple App Store – iPads, 2022 list

Year 9 students who are continuing to use their iPads from Middle school are encouraged to keep the Essential & Subject Apps listed below. These are core apps that will be used across a range of subjects.

App4  is for setting student home learning and parents can access their child’s homework through their own App4 account.

Year 9 Essential Apps List (Students are encouraged to keep these apps from last year)

Year 9 Subject App List (Students will be instructed to install these apps by the subject teacher, as required)

Zoom Cloud Meetings (Special requirement in case of school closure)

NAPLAN lockdown browser (iPads users require this app for the online NAPLAN testing)

Year 9 Novels

Students can obtain a digital version of this book for use of their iPads instead of a hard copy. Check the Campion booklist for more details.

Year 9 Novel (Berwick)

Year 9 Novel (Pakenham)

2. BYOD: Windows laptops, MacBooks and Android devices

Students with devices under our BYOD program, such as Windows laptops, MacBook laptops or Android tablets are encouraged to utilise apps from the relevant app store and various online resources as indicated by their teachers.

It is particularly recommended that students utilise a suite of applications ie word processing, presentation software, spreadsheet etc, (Microsoft Office for Windows laptops or iWork for MacBooks). Student can install MS Office, Office for Mac, or iWorks or get free access to Office 365 – Microsoft’s online version of Office – or use Google Apps for Education.  But please be aware that most teachers use Windows laptops so any work submitted using these suites must be Office-compatible.

Students can find apps for:

microsoft-icon Windows laptops on the Microsoft Store
iTunes icon MacBooks laptops on iTunes
Chrome store Windows laptops and MacBooks on the Chrome Web Store if using the Google Chrome browser
Google Play Android tablets or phones on Google Play


NAPLAN Lockout browser for PC and Mac laptops

All Student devices (tablet, PC or Mac) will be required to use the NAPLAN test player locked down browser to undertake the test. iPad Minis (all models) and Apple Pencil are not supported.

Latest information can be found here.


v2.5 (Updated: 14-Jan-2022)


v1.4.13 (Updated: 07-Apr-2022)

The College email account is also a Google account.

The College email account is also a Google account.Please note that all students have been provided with a Google account using their College email address.New students to Beaconhills will need to activate their Google account by changing their password after it is provided on their first day. This can be done on an iPad through the online email service (links available through the BeaconNet Portal).
For instructions on how to change your password and activate your Google Account click on changing your password.Students should ensure they have Google Drive which can be downloaded for Windows laptops or MacBooks or from Google Web Store.