Balmoral SHS BYOD 2020
From the beginning of 2015 Balmoral State High School has operated a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) program for most year levels with in the school. In 2019, this program was extended to all grades from Year 7 -12. The devices help schools engage the digital generation by nurturing individual learning experiences and 21st Century Skills.
From 2020, BYOD is compulsory for all Balmoral SHS students.
To purchase a device for your child, we offer a variety of devices through our partner portals from JB Hifi Education and Dell:
Parents are also welcome to source their own device provided it meets our minimum specifications (listed below).
Balmoral SHS has a number of equity access options regarding BYOD. If you require support in purchasing a device, or wish to discuss our purchasing options, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The school does not recommend bringing the following devices into the school as they are known to be incompatible with the EQ network –
- Google Chromebooks – require Google Drive/Docs which is blocked by EQ policy.
- All Apple devices.
- Tablet based devices.
Please have the following installed for the beginning of the school year:
As required (subject specific):
Available via IT Support:
- Adobe CC (inc Photoshop)
- Autodesk Suite (subject specific)
- MYOB Accounting (subject specific)
- Sibelius (subject specific)
Please contact the IT Support team via email@example.com if you have any further questions about the BYOD program.
|Screen size||Minimum 10" recommended|
|Battery||Minimum 8 hour battery life|
|Specifications||i5, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD (not eMMC)|
|Software||Anti Malware software, Windows Defender|
|Operating System||Windows 10|