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Bring Your Own Device

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The ‘Bring Your Own Device’ (BYOD) program allows parents/carers to use an existing family owned device or purchase a new device of their choice that meets the minimum requirements of the school.  This provides parents/carers with a cost effective way of providing digital devices for their student to use.  

In 2020, we are making 100% take-up of BYOD across all year levels our core priority. We already have a successful implementation of BYOD in Years 7, 8 and 11, and are ready to take this initiative school-wide.  

Our Responsible School Behaviour Policy has been updated to clearly state that students are responsible for caring for and maintaining their devices, ensuring they are ready to be used when needed. We expect students to: 

  • Bring their device to school each day 

  • Ensure that it is fully charged and ready to last all day 

  • Have the appropriate software to meet the requirements of their subjects 

For families needing assistance to provide a device, we have an equity and day loan scheme available. For more information, please contact support@centenaryshs.eq.edu.au 

Computer and Internet 

To prepare our students to meet the challenges and opportunities of an ever-changing world, Centenary SHS has made technology-assisted learning (eLearning) one of our major priorities.

Our students undertake a range of challenging learning experiences that utilise technology, such as video production, coding, robotics, electronics and industrial design. These opportunities will help prepare them for life in the creative, connected workforce of the future.

eLearning also complements the work done in every subject by giving access to new ways of learning. Students can collaborate, communicate, research and study in ways not possible before and with a seamless connection between home and the classroom. For example, through the OneNote learning platform, all students have the ability to communicate seamlessly with their teacher and peers.

Teachers continue to explore new and better ways of using technology, finding the right balance between screen time and traditional teaching methods. The aim of our BYOD program is to facilitate rather than replace good teaching and learning practices while opening up new possibilities for students.


To realise the full benefits of eLearning, we encourage every family to provide their student with a personal digital device.  The school supports these devices through our Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) program.

Recommended devices

We highly recommend Windows 10 laptops, designed for schools or workplaces, for all year levels. See the BYOD buying guide for parents and carers for detailed information about device requirements for our BYOD program.  

We have also prepared information and recommendations about non-Windows devices for parents/carers considering other platforms. 

The school has arranged a purchasing portal with LWT which has a range of recommended devices listed. Parents/Carers have the option to purchase a device through this portal or devices can be purchased from other sources.

 

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Last reviewed 05 February 2021
Last updated 05 February 2021