With the increased use of ICTs in the classroom, it is important each student has access to a device to supplement their learning.
Since 2019, the school has offered two models for student access to technology in the classroom and at home. A school managed Choose Your Own Device (CYOD) program and a self-managed Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) program. Both programs see improved access to technology for students across all year levels and provide families with choice of the technology device that best suits their student's learning needs.
The CYOD and BYOD program allow students to have access to a wide range of school resources via wireless connectivity throughout the school campus. This includes curriculum unit plans, curriculum resource material, electronic textbooks, assessment tasks, online virtual classrooms and a communication portal. The core purpose for a device at school is for educational purposes.
It is recommended where possible families join the
CYOD program. It is the school’s belief that the high quality devices,
bulk-purchase pricing, 3 year warranty and accidental damage protection, access
to Hot Swap (loan) devices, full software and full technical support offered;
make the program a great value proposition for families over the life of the
device. It is a convenient option for parents with students having any
technology issues resolved via the school’s Technical Support Team. This program is fully managed by the school.
The BYOD program provides families with the flexibility of purchasing their choice of device. This needs to meet the minimum specification guidelines in order to connect to the school network, internet and printers. Consideration also needs to be given to the length of manufacturer's warranty, accidental damage protection, software required and insurance. An annual Technology Connection Service Fee is required for BYOD devices to connect to the school system.
program details, please read the 2021 Learning Information Booklet (2.9MB) see page 4 for CYOD and page 8 for BYOD. Ultimately it is a
family decision to select the style of eLearning program that best suits the
educational needs of their child. A comparison guide has been provided as a snapshot of both programs.