Bring Your Own Device (BYOd) Program
The Bring Your Own Device Program is a compulsory technology initiative that Narangba Valley State High School initiated in 2016. This program allows students to use their personal laptop device in the classroom with restricted access to the Department's Information Communication Technology (ICT) network. From 2021 onwards, the BYOD program will be compulsory for all students in all year levels.
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Participation in the BYOD Program
All students are required to participate in the BYOD program. It is imperative that these devices have the capacity to enhance the student's learning. For this reason Narangba Valley State High School has provided an eligibility guideline, outlining the minimum specifications and features a device must have to be deemed appropriate for use in the classroom. At present, eligible device types are limited to laptop computers. Tablets and Smartphones are currently ineligible.
Restrictions and security for online activity
All devices connected to the Department's ICT network, including personal devices, are subject to strict filtered internet restrictions; ensuring students can only access online educational material whilst using the internet on the school campus. Students will be able to access their individual school file storage whilst connected to the Department's network.
Support and maintenance
It is important to note that Narangba Valley SHS takes no responsibility for the security, integrity or insurance for any personal device used as part of the BYOD program; nor will the school provide any further IT support beyond the initial consultation and connection of the device. Charging of personal devices will not be allowed at the school due to strict guidelines by the Department regarding use of electrical outlets by students.
Where can devices be purchased?
Narangba Valley State High School cannot specifically advise one supplier over another, however we can share with you a number of vendor portals for purchasing portable devices. There is no restriction on where the device is sourced from, as long as it meets the minimum specifications. Please see related links at the right of the page.
What if I can't afford a device for my student?
In exceptional circumstances we have an equity scheme available whereby there are a limited number of devices which can be hired from the school. Please read Student Laptop Hire for more details or contact the office to discuss arrangements to support your student. Note: Financial hardship criteria will apply.