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Welcome

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) is a new pathway supporting the delivery of 21st century learning.  It’s a term used to describe a digital device ownership model where students or staff use their personally-owned mobile device to access the department’s information and communication(ICT) network.

 

​In 2019, the expectation for students in years 3 – 12 is that they will have 1 to 1 access via their own device for each of their classes.  Please note the device must meet certain specifications. It means that appropriate devices can now access school and the Department of Education and Training networks.  This makes working between home and school seamless for students.

An overview of our program can be found in the:

2019 Quick Guide to BYOD (PDF)​

Requirements

 
 
  • To participate in the 2019 BYOD Program, you must: 
  • have a suitable personally owned device that meets our minimum specifications,
  • install the required software and applications,
  • have your child sign and return the BYOD Student Learning Expectations,
  • sign and return the BYOD Participant’s Agreement,
  • sign and return the completed Online Service Risk Review,
  • agree to participate in the Student Resource Scheme, and
  • agree to contribute the $30 yearly BYOD Participation Fee.

BYOD Program Gowan Campus 2019


The Gowan Campus BYOD program is for students in Years 3 to 6. ​

 

Minimum Device Specifications

 
 
 

To keep pace with changes in technology and teaching and learning, Stretton State College will update the BYOD technical specifications each year.  If you purchased your iPad new for our BYOD program in 2018 there is no expectation for you to purchase a new iPad in 2019.  We believe in most circumstances that an iPad will last you four years. The recommended device specifications below are relevant for:

 
  • students new to the school

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  • purchasing a new device for 2019

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  • joining the program in 2019


Recommended Device Specifications, 2019

 
  • iPad 9.7 inch 2018 model

  • 32 GB

  • Wi-Fi model 

*Please ensure your ipad is updated to iOS 12.1 or above
 

If you already own an iPad, please ensure it meets the minimum device specifications below:

Minimum Device Specifications, 2019

 
 
  • iPad Air or newer

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  • 16 GB or higher

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  • Wi-Fi model

 

*Please ensure your ipad is updated to iOS 12.1 or above

 

Purchasing an Apple Device

Discounts for Stretton Parents are available at the Apple Store Carindale.

 

For students in Year 6

 

Parents of students in Year 6 who are purchasing a new device in 2019 are strongly recommended to consider the Illaweena Campus device specifications.

Software and Apps

 
 

Each year our app list will be updated.  It is an expectation that all students in the BYOD program have the required apps installed on their iPad for the start of the school year.

 

If your child is on an Individualised Curriculum Plan (ICP) then please do not purchase applications on the list with an asterix before them until you have consulted with your student’s case manager.

 

Learning Expectations and Participant’s Agreement​

 
 

The BYOD Learning Expectations are intended to be a student friendly version of the BYOD Handbook that is available at the bottom of this page. 

 
 

Download the 2019 Gowan BYOD Learning Expectations and Participant’s Agreement (PDF)

 

 

Online Risk Review


The 2019 Online Service Risk Review is a document that must be signed by parents to give permission for us to share student information with each of the third parties listed. We will always share as little information as we can, this may include: student name, student ID, age, year group, class teacher and student email. We use this permission to create accounts for or to allow students to create accounts for use with apps like Seesaw, Scratch etc.​

 

Download the 2019 Gowan Campus Online Risk Review (PDF)

 
 

BYOD Program Illaweena Campus in 2019

 

The Illaweena Campus BYOD program is for students in Years 7 – 12. 
 

Minimum Device Specifications and Software List

 
 

Minimun Device Specifications​​

To keep pace with changes in technology and teaching and learning, Stretton State College will update the BYOD technical specifications each year.  If you purchased your device new for our BYOD program in 2018 there is no expectation for you to upgrade it in 2019.  We believe in most circumstances that a laptop will last you at least three years. 

 

The minimum device specifications below are relevant for:

 
 
  • students new to the school

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  • purchasing a new device for 2019

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  • joining the program in 2019

Software​​

 

Each year our software/app list will be updated.  It is an expectation that all students in the BYOD program have the required apps installed on their laptop for the start of the school year. 

 

Some subjects require specific software to be installed.  Our technicians are able to install this software for you.  Your teacher will provide more information regarding this.  You may also visit our BYOD software page and install this software yourself.

 

Minimum Device Specifications and Software List, 2019

 
 

Download the 2019 BYOD Specifications, Years 7, 8 and 9

 
 

Download the 2019 BYOD Specifications, Years 10, 11 and 12

Learning Expectations and Participant’s Agreement​ 

 

The BYOD Learning Expectations are intended to be a student friendly version of the BYOD Handbook that is available at the bottom of this page. ​

 

Download the 2019 Illaweena BYOD Learning Expectations and Participant’s Agreement (PDF)

 

Online Risk Review


The 2019 Online Service Risk Review is a document that must be signed by parents to give permission for us to share student information with each of the third parties listed. We will always share as little information as we can, this may include: student name, student ID, age, year group, class teacher and student email. We use this permission to create accounts for or to allow students to create accounts for use with apps like Seesaw, Scratch etc.​​

 

Download the 2019 Illaweena Campus Online Risk Review Years 7-9 (PDF)

Download the 2019 Illaweena Campus Online Risk Review Year 10 (PDF)

Download the 2019 Illaweena Campus Online Risk Review Years 11-12 (PDF)​

BYOD Participation Fee​​

 
 

In 2019, the BYOD Participation Fee is a $30 per annum fee payable by all students in our BYOD program.  It is non-refundable should students leave or opt out of the scheme. The fee is used to provide the following:

 
  • BYOD connection licence (this is an annual fee that the College must pay per user)

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  • Access to a school device (a hot swap device) for limited loan when your BYOD device is being repaired.  Please note that there are a limited number of these devices available.

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  • Software licensing purchased by Stretton SC.

 

Our College technicians are available to assist students in the BYOD program with the installation of software/apps specified in the annual software/app lists and any required subject specific software.  They are also available to assist students with basic diagnosis of device software/hardware issues and the recommendation of a course of action (e.g. warranty claim, uninstallation of software, etc.)

 

BYOD Handbook

 

Download the 2019 BYOD Handbook (PDF)​

Additional Documentation and Previous Presentations​​


Download the Year 2 into 3 for 2019 BYOD Parent information Session (PDF)


Download the 2019 BYOD Illaweena Connection Form.pdf

 
 

Download the Acceptable Computer Use and Internet access Agreement (PDF)

*This is completed upon enrolment into Stretton State College

Download the Stretton State College Behaviour Management Plan (PDF)