Proserpine State High School is expanding their eLearning program for students who will be in years 7, 8, 10, 11 and 12 in 2019. The school’s aim is to deliver options that are affordable for families, as well as meeting the educational needs of our students.
From 2019, the school will offer 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 and provide families with choice of the technology device that best suits their student’s learning needs.
Unfortunately, schools no longer receive funding from the Federal Government for the procurement of technology devices. Moving forward, the school has had to look at other ways to remain cost effective for parents.
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. For further details, please read 2019 CYOD BYOD eLearning Information Booklet (1.6MB) and see page 10 for program comparisons.
The CYOD and BYOD programs 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.
Students entering Year 9 in 2019 will be continuing with the eLearning parent co-contribution program through to 2020, as these devices remain under warranty. For further information please read
Year 9 eLearning Information Booklet (PDF, 921KB).