BYOD Program

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BYOD Program

As of 2024, we have introduced a BYOD Program for students from Year 3 to 6. Students are given the opportunity to use a device of their choice (as long as it meets our minimum requirements). Families in cohorts that still run on the outgoing 1:1 Netbook Program can still opt-in for a 1:1 Netbook, however the option is available for families wanting to use something that meets our BYOD specifications.

Feel free to download our BYOD documentation and requirements below!

1:1 Netbook Program

Ending in 2023, we had a 1:1 netbook program for students in Years 3 to 6. Students were given the opportunity to use a netbook from the school. Students have access to these netbooks both at home and school.

As this program is no longer being renewed, existing cohorts will remain supported until the final year of students in that program graduate (end of 2026).

The DET Netbook research shows that students with 1:1 access to a netbook are:

  • more motivated and engaged in learning
  • better organised which improves literacy and numeracy outcomes
  • better able to collaborate and think analytically

1:1 Netbooks improve learning in and out of school by encouraging:

  • anywhere, anytime access to learning
  • independence, eg promotion of problem solving skills
  • greater access for family involvement in education through accessing their Netbook
  • collaboration between students in global classrooms
  • students to communicate appropriately and safely in social websites
  • the ability to access homework and school information online and offline
  • more time for teachers to teach students to use the internet appropriately as a tool to learn
  • greater access to real-time information, digital learning resources and educational software
  • working in online spaces where students can access varied content to support their level of understanding in a subject area
  • immediate feedback on their learning, students have access to reflect instantly and not wait for their work to be corrected by the teacher
  • the ability to digitally capture any learning, such as videos or photographs to create stories
  • opportunities to discuss cyber bullying as a real issue and discuss impacts of this as a class