Bring your own device
Bring Your Own Device ('BYOD') refers to students bringing a personally owned device to school for the purpose of learning. The BYOD program runs in schools across NSW, Australia and worldwide and is a component of 21st Century Learning.
Although the school has loan devices for use in classrooms from period to period and computer rooms for class use, some students (especially those undertaking STEM/STEAM or specialist courses in senior years), benefit from having their own device that they bring to school and can take home with them to continue their studies outside of school hours.
Bowral High School has designated Chromebooks as the sole BYOD for students in Year 7-10.
Students who purchase a Chromebook can access the school internet WiFi after signing the BYOD agreement.
Students in Years 11 and 12 may bring a laptop (Mac or PC) and connect to the school WiFi network after signing the BYOD agreement provided their laptop is compatible with the school WiFi network. After returning the BYOD agreement, students will need to see our Technical Services Officer in order to have their device connected to the School WiFi Network.
The school cannot support devices that are not compatible with our network. A mobile phone or iPad does not constitute an approved BYOD device.
Compatible, school-approved BYOD laptops (Year 11 & 12) and Chromebooks (Years 7-10) are available for purchase through the school BYOD Purchase Portal.