In term 1 many students were reaping the benefits of BYOD, however in term 2 we have noticed a decline in the number of students bringing in their device and that they are now relying on the equity devices each faculty has available to loan out. Unfortunately we only have a small number of equity devices per faculty and cannot make a device available to every student each time a device is required in class.
As we prepare for semester 2, please remind your child to charge up their device at the end of each day and to pack the device before they leave home for school. It is very much appreciated as it will allow equity devices to become available for students without a device of their own.
If you need to purchase a new device, now is the time to do it! Many stores and websites have end of financial year sales with our preferred device, Chromebooks, on sale. If you require some more details on how to purchase a device please refer to our BYOD purchasing guide found here: goo.gl/TV8erH and our BYOD policy found here: goo.gl/DbRNcQ
If your child is experiencing technical issues, our IT officer Jessica Eustace is available to help students with their computer issues during break times in F8 and in peak times, such as beginning of term or semester in the Library.
To make sure that all students have a device if needed in class, we are currently making a list of students who need access to a school owned device if devices are needed in class. If you are experiencing hardship, your child’s device is currently being repaired or if you are currently in the process of purchasing a device for your child, please email our IT officer, Jessica Eustace, to let her know. Classroom teachers will have access to this list, this way your child will have priority to an equity device.
Jessica’s email address is Jessica.firstname.lastname@example.org