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 2019, Years 7 to 12 students will be part of the BYOx Program.
Year 6 students may also choose to participate in the BYOx Program (NEW 2019).
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 2019, onboarding of new student BYOx laptops to the College wireless network (and associated services e.g. printing, access to network drives and software) is through an approved Department of Education 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.
Students must have their username and password in order to onboard their BYOx laptop to the College network. New students are able to get their username and passwords through their class teachers, or at the Middle Senior Library
Students 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.
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 are participating 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.
BYOx Equity Program Request Form
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) from 8 am each day ( a teacher note is needed in class time), and must return the laptop by 4.45 pm. These laptops must not be taken home.
Need more assistance?
If you have any questions, require further information, or wish to escalate an issue in relation to the BYOx Program, please emailBYOx@kelvingrovesc.eq.edu.au or telephone the Head of Department, eLearning on (07) 3552 7333.