BYOD Laptop Program
For all students that are enrolled in years 6-12, the BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) program run at the Heights School enables each student access to a laptop at school.
Increasingly technology and eResources are becoming embedded into the curriculum and student laptops are now regularly being used for:
To be able to access these resources, it is essential that all students enrolled in years 6-12 have access to and bring their own working laptop to school every day for use in the classroom.
The expectation of students bringing a device to lesson is treated with the same importance as bringing any other resource required for learning.
For 2018, there are 3 options for student devices at The Heights School:
BYOD purchasing portal
For assistance placing an order, please contact Learning With Technologies on 1300 550 717
The Heights School has partnered with Learning With Technologies to provide a customised web portal for parents to purchase new laptops specifically tailored towards student learning at school.
These devices come with the following advantages:
Other BYOD laptop
Students can also bring in other personal laptops to school. We strongly suggest that laptops used at school meet the following specifications:
It is recommended that students have local-administrator privileges on devices to enable them to install and use the resources they need for learning at school.
Limited day-use loan program
As a last-resort for families who are unable to provide a laptop for students, 50 basic netbooks are currently reserved for a day-use loan program run by the school. This enables qualifying students to obtain access to a device that is collected from and returned to the school each day.
Prior to students obtaining access to a loan device, parents/caregivers need to sign a loan agreement form which is available from the ICT office at school.
Using BYOD at school
When BYO devices are first brought into school, there are some important steps which all users must take to connect and configure their device for use in our environment.
Instructions and a Heights School BYOD configuration tool for Windows are available on the school Intranet. The ICT office is available to provide general WIFI connectivity support (up to 15 minutes) for student devices.
Students are advised to charge their devices at home overnight to ensure their laptops are fully charged for use at school the following day.
We are pleased to announce that Microsoft Office Pro Plus which is part of Office 365 is available to all students currently enrolled in years 6-12 at The Heights School.
This allows students to install the latest version of Microsoft Office on up to 5 personal computers, whilst they are enrolled at the school for no charge.
For questions in relation to any information contained on this page, please contact:
ICT & Services Manager
Phone: 8263 6244