Why BYOx at KGSC?
In the pursuit of excellence with all our might, the College Bring Your Own Device (BYOx) 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 2020, Years 7 to 12 students will be again be part of the BYOx Program.
Year 6 students may again choose to participate in the BYOx Program.
The following are links to information relevant to this program:
If purchasing a new laptop, the following tools may also assist parents\caregivers when deciding which laptop to purchase:
Connectivity of BYOx Laptops
In 2020, onboarding of new student BYOx laptops to the College wireless network and/or connection to associated services (e.g. printing, access to student and common network drives) is again through the Department of Education provided technical solution, BYOx Connect.
Information on timelines and procedures for connecting BYOx laptops is provided to students through class teachers and student daily notices as part of start of year procedures for each sub-school.
Students require their username and password in order to onboard their BYOx laptop to the College wireless network.
- For existing students, passwords will be reset prior to the commencement of the new school year. Information will be communicated to parents/carers by email prior to the commencement of the new school year.
- New students enrolling after this time will be able to get their username and passwords through their class teachers, or at the Middle Senior Library. Note that it can take a minimum of 2 days from a student's official start date for a network account to be generated, and longer in peak times.
For more specific information, refer to the BYOx Program Information Booklet using the link above.
From Week 2 Term 1, students still experiencing difficulties can get assistance at the
Student Tech Hub in the Middle Senior Library before school from 8 am, during breaks, and after school until 3.30 pm. During Week 2 only, students may go to the Student Tech Hub during class time with a permission note from their teacher.
From Week 3 Term 1, any ongoing issues connecting laptops should be escalated to the HOD eLearning in person at the Middle Senior Library or by emailing details to BYOx@kelvingrovesc.eq.edu.au.
College BYOx Equity Program
A limited number of College owned laptops are available in the College BYOx Equity Program for families who are not able to provide a BYOx laptop for their Year 7-12 student due to financial hardship.
Students who have chosen to enrol in Academic Achievers or Music Excellence programs are not eligible for the Equity Program.
Application for consideration for this program is through Sub-School Principal, and further information may be required to be provided on request.
Daily arrangements for borrowing Equity Program laptops are as per the Daily Borrowing program below.
Daily Borrowing Program
A limited number of College owned laptops are available on a "first in" basis for Year 7-12 students to borrow each day if they have an issue with their own BYOx laptop or while the student's BYOx laptop is being repaired or replaced. There is no charge for this program.
Year 7-12 students needing to borrow a "daily borrowing" laptop can do so from the Student Laptop Hub at the front of the Middle Senior Library (turn right after entering) at the following times:
- 8 am to 9 am
- the first 10 minutes of each lesson (with teacher permission note only)
- during morning tea and lunch breaks
These laptops must not be taken home, and must be returned after the end of the student's final lesson each day.
Students will be advised through daily notices and by email when the daily program commences, which is usually from Week 2 in Term 1.
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.