Welcome to our Bring Your Own Device section
Bring Your Own Device or BYOD, is a technological policy in education and in the corporate world. BYOD is designed to give you as students and families, the freedom to make technology choices that suit you and all your circumstances.
We understand that the purchase of a device is a major decision and a significant expense. A good quality device may last from Years 7-10 therefore viewed over 4 years the expense is considerably less. With this is mind, Narrabeen Sports High School (NSHS) entered into a partnership with Hewlett Packard and we encourage you to contact them to to view their best possible offers available.
In implementing the BYOD policy, NSHS empowers its students and gives them direct involvement in the way they use technology in their learning. At the same time, BYOD enables teachers to build on their experiences in the previous centrally-delivered model and adapt to this new hetrogeneous BYOD environment without losing the core technological capabilities on which they have been able to rely.
The school does not own the device, support the device or warranty the device. Experience from the previous Commonwealth-funded Digital Revolution scheme indicates that students who took good care of their device and considered themselves the device's owner rarely had device security issues.
If you are concerned the device is going to broken, lost or stolen, you may wish to consider specific accidental damage insurance for the device. You can specifically list the item on your home contents insurance, or you can purchase an Accidental Damage Protection plan for your device.
You may also consider using a device locator service. These services include the 'Find my iPad' service built into Apple iOS devices, 'Prey' for Windows or 'LoJack' for laptops. Internet access on the device will be filtered at school and students will be prohibited from connecting to other networks while at school.
We hosted an Information Evening earlier in the year explaining the program and for your convenience the powerpoint presentation can be viewed by clicking here (pptx 1428 KB)