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 2023, Years 6 to 12 students will be again be part of the BYOx Program.
The following are links to information relevant to this program:
- 2023 BYOx Information Handbook (detailed information and links to resources - please read) *Ver 28 Nov - Display minimum specifications change to HD
- 2023 BYOx Flyer ( summary - useful to print and take to vendors if purchasing a new laptop) *Ver 28 Nov - Display minimum specifications change to HD
- Vendor Portals (if purchasing a new laptop)
If purchasing a new laptop, the following tools may also assist parents\caregivers when deciding which laptop to purchase:
Connectivity of BYOx Laptops
In 2023, 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 Link ((Microsoft InTune).
Information is emailed to parents/carers and students prior to the start of Term 1 each year, with follow up emails giving updates and additional information.
Information on timelines and procedures for connecting BYOx laptops is also provided to students through class teachers and student daily notices as part of start of year procedures for each sub-school. During the first two weeks of Term 1, additional technical support is available to students during class time.
Students require their username and password in order to onboard their BYOx laptop to the College wireless network. See Email and other useful links for more information.
- Information about usernames and passwords 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.
- Library staff and class teachers can reset student passwords if needed
Additonal information about BYOx laptop connectivity is included in the Student BYOx Program Information Handbook (see link above)
Students can access BYOx connectivity "how to" guides and videos on the Student Sharepoint site (username and password required to access), and should set this as a "Favourite" (or Bookmark) in their BYOx laptop browsers for easy access.
Need assistance with BYOx laptop connectivity?
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.
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 the optional 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. Students can access the daily borrowing program if waiting for an Equity laptop application or for an Equity laptop to be set up.
Daily Borrowing Program
Students will be advised through daily notices and by email when the daily program commences, which is usually from Tuesday Week 1 in Term 1.
A limited number of College owned laptops are available on a "first in" basis for Year 6-12 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 6-12 students needing to borrow a "daily borrowing" laptop can do so from Student Services at the following times:
- 8 am to 8.50 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 by 3.30 pm each day.
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.