From 2018, the College is introducing the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Program for Year 6 students entering Middle School.
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.
In 2018, each child in Year 6 is expected to participate in the school’s BYOD Program and students in Years 7-12 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 in the BYOD Device Specifications document available for download on this page.
The 2018 BYOD Handbook provides an explanation of how the program will operate, sets out what is expected of parents/caregivers and students and provides advice about the minimum device specification.
Families who would like to take advantage of the program have the following choices:
- Use an existing laptop / 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 / tablet from an external supplier.
Families who would like to purchase a laptop / tablet through the available Purchase Portal are able to do so 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.