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Bring Your Own Device

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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:

JB Education 

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 byod@balmoralshs.eq.edu.au


Unsuitable devices

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.​​

Software

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 byod@balmoralshs.eq.edu.au if you have any further questions about the BYOD program.

​Minimum recommended specifications for BYOx devices

​Screen size​Minimum 10" recommended
​BatteryMinimum 8 hour battery life
Specifications​i5, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD (not eMMC)
Software​Anti Malware software, Windows Defender
​Operating System​Windows 10


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Last reviewed 15 November 2019
Last updated 15 November 2019