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Bring Your Own 'x' 

Bring Your Own 'x' (BYOx) means exactly that: students bring their own digital devices to school, for the purposes of learning. So instead of using school-owned ICT, students use their own. 

The BYOx concept recognises that students and their parents and caregivers would like to use the same digital devices at school and at home. 

There isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach to implementing a BYOx program. Some schools may give all their students the opportunity to bring their own devices. Others may limit the program to certain year levels. 

Our BYOx program allows students to bring either a Mac or Windows device. Please refer the device specifications to check whether your device is compatible.
Device Specifications
Machine type: Laptop or Tablet
Screen size: 11 inches or more (touch is optional)
Processor: Minimum Intel Pentium Processor (dual core) or equivalent AMD Processor
RAM: 4GB or higher is recommended
Hard Drive: 64gb minimum recommended
Operating system: Windows 7, 8 & 10 (Windows '10 S' version and Chromebooks not supported), Mac OSX from 10.10.3 , iPad IOS from 5.0.1
Wireless networking capacity
Ports: at least one USB port (preferable), 
Battery life: 6+ hours
Important:
-Users of Windows and MacBooks must have local administrator rights
-Family Restrictions must not be enabled
Purchasing Your BYO Device
 
There are a number of options available for parents to choose from.
 
1.   Parents can purchase from your preferred supplier. All warranty and
service issues will be the parents’ responsibility. Beerwah State High School has no involvement in these arrangements.
2.   Renting a device is a great option. The device, warranty repairs and insurance are all bundled into an affordable weekly payment.
Mandatory conditions before accessing the school network
Students will be provided with the opportunity to connect to the school Wi-Fi network when the following conditions have been met:
     1. Payment of School Resource Levy (Payment Plan available)
     2. Payment of the BYOx Annual Fee ($20 per student)
     3. Completion of the BYOx Connectivity Request Form & ICT Responsible Use Agreement
     4. Approved device that meet the school’s specifications
     5. Anti-virus software installed

Theft, Security & Damage

Devices are the sole responsibility of the student. The school will have lockers available for hire however accepts no responsibility for the security or safety of the device.
 
Teachers and other staff will not store or hold on to devices.
 
We advise parents to consider purchasing Accidental Damage Protection (ADP) for the device.

Protection

Don’t forget to protect your investment. Ensure you purchase a protection case for your laptop or tablet device.
 
Students are often not very careful when they are packing their bags. Often shoving the device in their bags can damage keys or crack the screen. 
 
It is recommended both laptops and tablets are stored in a protective case when not in use.