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
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
- Machine type: Laptop or Tablet
Screen size: 11 inches or more (touch is optional)
Processor: Minimum Intel Pentium Processor (dual core) or equivalent AMD
RAM: 4GB or higher is recommended
Hard Drive: 64gb minimum recommended
Operating system: Windows 7, 8 & 10 (Windows '10
S' version, Chromebooks are not supported currently), 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
- 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.
purchase from your preferred supplier. All warranty and
service issues will be
the parents’ responsibility. Beerwah State High School has no involvement in
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:
- Payment of School Resource Levy (Payment Plan available)
- Completion of the BYOx Connectivity Request Form & ICT Responsible Use Agreement
- Approved device that meet the school’s specifications
- 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
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.
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.