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BYOD Program

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‚ÄčThe BYOD program is open to all students, new and existing and provides:

- Device choice- Purchasing flexibility

- More direct parental control of devices

Devices must meet the Minimum Specifications to ensure they are able to be set up for use within the school network.

Windows 10 Professional will run any required school programs, so this is our recommended operating system. 

Students who opt for a Mac - depending on subject requirements - may still need to run windows programs.  Running Windows applications on a Mac will require extra software or configuration - please refer to the BYOD Charter and BYOD Software Applications for details.

How to Participate:

  1. Read the BYOD Charter which explains the program, and minimum device specifications.
  2. Select a device that meets minimum specifications:From a retailer; existing family owned device; or from one of the BYOD Purchasing portal links on this page.
  3. Prepare the device by installing Microsoft Office software.
  4. Complete the BYOD Charter Agreement and return it to the main office, or scan and email to laptops@fernygroveshs.eq.edu.au.
  5. 2020 Year 7 students - Do not bring laptops to school on Day 1 - wait until directed by your teachers.
  6. Current students - Self enrol and connect to the school network with these instructions.  Ensure you are able to access network drives and printers.Bring your device to the IT Helpdesk in E block if you have any issues joining the network.

Note - You do not need to buy Antivirus or Microsoft Office at Retail Prices.  Microsoft Office is available free to EQ students.  Refer to BYOD Software Applications for details.

The following devices are not suitable for BYOD

  • Smartphones
  • Chromebooks
  • Windows RT
  • Android devices
  • Linux distributions (eg Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora etc)
  • Windows 10S.  (These will not be able to connect to the school network and must be upgraded to Windows 10 Professional at home.  Refer to instructions here.)
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Last reviewed 22 May 2020
Last updated 22 May 2020