Why BYOx at KGSC?
In the pursuit of excellence with all our might, the Kelvin Grove State College BYOx Pilot Program aims to enhance the curriculum program to improve student learning outcomes through increased access to digital tools, learning resources and pedagogy. Individualised learning and differentiation for students, and opportunities for students to further develop into responsible digital citizens with high level digital skills will also be enhanced.
Program information, tools and forms
In 2018, Years 7 to 12 students will be part of the BYOx Pilot Program.
The following are links to information relevant to this program:
If purchasing a new laptop, the following tools may assist parents\caregivers when deciding which laptop to purchase:
Connectivity of BYOx Laptops
In 2018, connectivity of new student BYOx laptops to the College network (and associated services e.g. printing, access to network drives and software) will again be through the DET BYOx Connect solution.
New students can get their network username and passwords through their subject teachers, or at the Middle Senior Library.
Once students have their username and password, they can attempt to independently connect their laptops during class or in the Middle School Library outside of class. Students experiencing difficulties will be able to get assistance at the Student Tech Hub in the Middle Senior Library.
College BYOx equity program
A limited number of College owned laptops are available in the College Equity Program for families experiencing financial difficulty who are not able to provide a laptop for their student.
Parents/Carers who wish to apply for their student to participate in the College BYOx Equity program will need to complete the application form below.
Students who are participating in Academic Achievers or Music Excellence programs are not eligible for the Equity Program.
Equity Program Application Form (PDF, 170KB)
Daily borrowing program
A limited number of College owned laptops are available on a "first in" basis for students to borrow each day if they have an issue with their own BYOx laptop and while the laptop is being repaired.
Arrangements for daily borrowing of laptops will be available at the start of Term 1 2018.
Need more assistance?
If you have any questions, require further information, or wish to escalate an issue in relation to the BYOx Program, please email
BYOx@kelvingrovesc.eq.edu.au or telephone the Head of Department, eLearning on (07) 3552 7333.