Over the past decade, technology, as well as the expectations of our students, have significantly changed. For students, having access to a digital device at home and at school, enables them to extend their learning beyond the classroom.
To assist this process, Pimlico State High School has introduced a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) program. The goal is to enable every student the opportunity to be effective digital learners, who become confident, creative and productive in the digital world.
What is BYOD?
The BYOD program allows students to bring their own personal computing device to school, for the purposes of assisting them with their learning.
Students will be able to connect their private device to the school's wireless network in order to access:
- Home directory on the school network
- Curriculum Drive (where teachers store digital resources)
- School email services
- Filtered internet services
The program will not enable students to print from their device to a school printer.
Access to the school's computer network is only provided if the mobile device meets the Department of Education's technical and security requirements.
Participation in the program
The program is being offered to all students (Year 7-12). Parents wishing for their child to participate in the BYOD Program, should read and understand the details included in the BYOD Student Charter. Details on the last page in the document must be completed and returned to the school's office.
What is required to participate in the program?
To participate in this program, students will need to provide their own device.
The school recommends either a PC laptop* or PC tablet ** or Apple Mac Book.
*A PC laptop (or PC Notebook), is a portable personal computer where the screen closes into the case so that it is mobile. Laptops and notebooks offer essentially the same options as each other.
**A PC Tablet is a personal computer (similar to a PC Laptop), that includes a touch sensitive screen where a user can use their finger or special pen, to complete certain actions.
While they may not provide full access to all applications on the network, Apple iPads are still able to be used as part of the BYOD program. At this time, the department advices that Android tablets and devices are not able to be supported.
Process to become involved in the program
Students can download and install the necessary software to connect their device to the school network, from home (internet access will be required).
Instructions for downloading the software and configuring a device, can be found in the related links.
The responsible Use Agreement Form (last page of the BYOD Student Charter), is be required to be completed and returned to the school's office.
Costs associated with access to the school's network, are already incorporated into the school's resource scheme levy. There is no additional cost for students to be involved in the program.
BYOD Student Charter
BYOD Equitable Access Program Application
BYOD Presentation 2022 (Yr 10-11 Information Night)
BYOD Instructional Videos (Connecting To School Network)(2020)
Parent Fact Sheet – How to get your child's device ready for school
Installation guide - Windows 10 version
Installation guide - Windows 11 version
Installation for Windows - Video guide
Installation guide - MacOS version (2020)
Installation for Mac - Video guide