In 2019, the College has extended the BYOD Program for all students in Years 6-10.
St Columba College values the rich learning experiences that technology brings to the classroom and the BYOD Program aims to continue to support personalised learning by giving students choice of the device they wish to use at school.
Bring Your Own Device, or BYOD, is a technological trend in education and the corporate world. It recognises that technology and choices about technology are very personal. BYOD is designed to give you, as students and families, the freedom to make choices that suit you and your circumstances.
In 2018, the College moved to a BYOD Program for all Year 6 students and gave this choice for any student in Years 7-12. In 2019, the College extended the BYOD Program for all students in Years 6-10. Students entering into Years 11 and 12 can continue to use the school provided device.
Each child in Years 6-10 is expected to participate in the school’s BYOD Program and students in Years 11 and 12 may also choose to bring a device to school each day. This device will be of your own choosing providing it meets the specifications set out by the College.
The BYOD Handbook provides an explanation of the program, sets out what is expected of parents/caregivers and students and provides advice about the minimum device specification.
Families have the following choices:
- Use an existing Laptop/Notebook/Tablet from home that meets the specifications.
- Use the purchasing portal made available by the College to assist families to purchase a device either upfront or through monthly payments.
- Purchase the Laptop/Notebook/Tablet from an external supplier.
Families who would like to purchase a Laptop that meets the minimum device specifications can do so through the available Purchase Portal by visiting www.columba.orderportal.com.au
If you have any questions about the BYOD implementation, the application of the policy to your circumstances or regarding alternate device arrangements, please contact the ICT Technological Support team by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Bring Your Own Device is an exciting technology path for St Columba College.