program has changed to a BYOx model in line with Education Department policy.
Students who currently have a school-owned device (year 12 only in 2017) will
continue until the term of their agreement expires.
High School is asking that parents lend their support to this very valuable and
innovative 1:1 program. Strong support from parents is paramount to the
program’s success. The 1:1@BSHS plan has been endorsed by the P&C
executive. The Student BYOx Charter has been carefully prepared to provide you
with all the necessary information. Please take the time to read the
appropriate document in full.
A fee of $90
per year for Year 7 and 8 students with an iPad and $110 for Years 9, 10,
11 and 12 students with a laptop will be charged to access the school network
under the BYOx program. Students will not be permitted to access the network
unless this fee has been paid and an agreement has been signed. See the link on
the right of this page for the “Participation and Connection Agreement”. The
fee covers the cost of special software needed to access network resources as
well as some technical support. Please see the Charter for more details.
integrity reasons, as well as to ensure that students will be able to do what
is required, devices must meet the following requirements before they will be
connected to our network:
Years 7 and
8 – Apple iPad or Apple iPad mini. A list of apps required to be installed can
be found in the document “2017 BYOx Device Information” (see link to
right). Most of
these are free. Android devices will not be permitted on the network.
Years 9, 10, 11 and 12 – Laptop or Tablet PC with 4Gb RAM and Dual-Band
Wireless “n” or “ac” network capability, Windows 7, 8 or 10. Anti-virus
software installed and kept up to date (Windows Defender offers sufficient
protection or Symantec Norton Antivirus is available at heavily discounted cost
this link). Microsoft
Office 365 is available free to students by following a link on The
Learning Place (see Charter for details) and must be installed. Students who intend to
study Graphics and/or IPT in senior should purchase a computer with minimum
Intel Core i5 Processor and 8 Gb RAM.
following links are to vendors who are offering suitable devices, warranties,
accessories and, in some cases, finance options. In addition, Boonah Business
Supplies and Bi-Rite Home Appliances in High Street, Boonah, are offering
laptops, iPads or both. Please visit those businesses for details.