Years 7-12 Student Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Program
All Oakbank School students in our Middle and Senior Schools (Year 7-12) are asked to bring their own laptop to class each day. Our Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) model is a “light-touch” or “open” model where students are able to access the school’s wireless network with their personal laptops during the school day for the purpose of learning. This gives access to our Learning Management System, online apps and resources, filtered internet, printing and enables secure collaborative projects.
Why have a BYOD Program?
Having a BYOD program enables Oakbank School to create a sustainable way for the school to have every student with access to a device, as outlined in the Department for Education Digital Strategy for 1:1 learning.
A device in the hands of every student extends and enriches learning by:Shifting instruction towards student centred learning, where inquiry and authentic learning are emphasized.
- Focusing on contemporary leaning, including critical and creative thinking, collaboration, communication, self-direction, global and cultural awareness.
- Using online learning tools and digital content.
- Increasing student engagement.
- Creating learning opportunities; anytime, anywhere.
What laptop do I need?
Our Oakbank School BYOD Handbook includes details which will help guide you in how to select a laptop for use at school.
You can access a device by:
- Purchasing a recommended laptop from our partner LWT via their online portal oakbank.orderportal.com.au
- Use or purchase your own laptop that meets our requirements
- Apply for the Principal’s Laptop Access Scheme – if in exceptional circumstances, should you have impediments to accessing a laptop for your child, a loan laptop may be provided for limited numbers of students who meet the requirements.