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Bring Your Own Device

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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​From 2020 Mabel  Park State High School will gradually roll out BYOD for students in Years 10-12.

 

  • 2021 - All Year 11 students enrolled in a General subject and optional for Year 12 students
  • 2022 - All Year 11 and 12 students enrolled in General subjects
  • 2023 - All Year 10, 11 and 12 students.

 

Student's today face an ever-changing, technologically advanced, global working environment. Therefore, being equipped to use and engage with technology are essential skills to be successful both today and in the future. For this reason, we require all Year 11 Mabel Park SHS students enrolled in an ATAR (General) subject from 2021 to transition to a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) program. 

 

ATAR subjects equip students with the skills for further study. Educational research shows that access to technology on a personal device provides better educational outcomes for students. This increased academic demand and rigour in ATAR subjects, requires students to commit to additional study provided through online learning environments at home in order to be successful.  Indeed, schools who embrace a BYOD model enjoy many benefits to student learning and success, such as: 

 

  • increased student motivation, confidence and engagement with learning because students are familiar with their devices 
  • bridging the gap between school and home learning by making learning a part of students’ lives and by making it readily accessible
  • greater autonomy in the classroom 
  • greater collaboration between students and teachers 
  • the acquisition of critical IT technical skills and competencies which are paramount for future study and employment.  

 

WHAT ARE MY OPTIONS TO SELECT A DEVICE? 

 

The school will adopt a 2-option approach for the implementation of BYOD in 2021.  

 



Purchasing Option 1: 

Parents have the choice to purchase their own device.  

HP - BYOD Portal Link - Log-in code is MabelParkSHS

 

Purchasing Option 2:
JBHIFI - BYOD Portal Link​Log-in code is MPSHS2021





Please note: All devices must meet the minimum specifications as outlined below

 

Hardware Requirements 

  

Recommended requirements 

 

Processor 

Intel Core i5 

Memory 

8GB DDR3 Memory 

Hard Drive 

256GB 

Screen Size 

12”-15.” (touch screen highly recommended,with optional stylus) 

Resolution 

1920 x 1080 FHD 

Battery 

10+hrs

Network 

5Ghz A/C Wireless (Wi-Fi 5) 

Operating System* 

Windows 10 Home/Pro 

OS not supported: Android, Windows 8.1 or older, Chromebook, Linux 

 

 

Minimum requirements 

 

Processor 

Intel Core i3/AMD/Latest generation Pentium 

Memory 

8GB DDR3 Memory 

Hard Drive 

128GB 

Screen Size 

10” and over 

Resolution 

1366 x 768 ​

Battery 

10+hrs

Network 

5Ghz N Wireless (Wi-Fi 4) (external adaptors can upgrade tothis) 

Operating System* 

Windows 10 Home/Pro 

Mac/iOS* 

 

If minimum specifications are not met, the laptop cannot connect to the school network. 

 

 

Option 2: 

 

Students can hire a device from the school for the year.  

Cost: 

$100 Refundable bond – returned at end of year with device in good condition 

$200 hire fee for the year (payment plans available)

 

 

What devices are not supported?

Microsoft Surface RT– These devices are not compatible with BYOD solution. 

Linux Devices– These devices are not compatible with BYOD solution. 

Chromebooks– These devices are not compatible with BYOD solution. 

Android Tablets- These devices are not compatible with BYOD solution. 

iPad - These devices are not suitable for the BYOD solution.

 

 

IT support links

Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams can be accessed from home by visiting https://teams.microsoft.com/. Students can also install the Teams Mobile app and use the search term Teams in their app store. Students use their normal school login username and password to access the site.

 

Email

Email can be accessed from any internet enabled device - http://webmail.eq.edu.au

 

Microsoft Office

FREE Microsoft Office: Microsoft office is available for free for students in State Schools.  

 

Internet access at school

 

Once students have their laptop ready to bring to school, they can join our secure, custom built Wi-Fi network.

 

School technicians can inspect devices but usually cannot perform repairs to devices. The manufacturer or computer vendor must handle all hardware or software faults. Most manufacturers will not cover deliberate damage to a machine and it is the responsibility of the device owner to ensure the safety of the device.

 

A Wi-Fi network for the future

During 2020, Mabel Park completed a significant Wi-Fi network and infrastructure upgrade to our facilities, to ensure we can provide staff and students with an ultra-fast, modern internet network.

Mabel Park has funded the $400,000 project to ensure we are prepared and ready to accept extra devices on our network during 2021. 


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Last reviewed 02 August 2021
Last updated 02 August 2021