As part of our strong commitment to future-focused teaching and learning, Hunter Sports High School is contuing to move forward with our Bring Your Own Learning Device Program (BYOLD). We're now in the second phase of our BYOLD program with the new school boasting the latest technology for our staff, our classrooms and our students.
At Hunter Sports High, the BYOLD initiative allows students to bring and use their own personal computing devices at school. Although the specifications of the device are important BYOLD is about creating constructive change in teaching practices and empowering the students to make decisions regarding how they will learn in class. Students in time, will connect with the global world and learn to design, create and share their ideas in an engaging manner.
Please note that any student who brings a device to Hunter Sports High School and connects to the school Wi-Fi or uses it in class must complete a student agreement first.
Parents are welcome to purchase devices anywhere, there are many retailers offering competitive outright purchasing options. We recommend a screen size between 11" to 14" running Windows 11, please refer to the Device Specifications document above for more information.
Free Software Downloads for BYOD
The Department of Education has enterprise agreements which allow the download and installation of particular software, to support Bring Your Own Device initiatives.
The DoE's enterprise agreement with Adobe allows students to download and install Adobe Creative Cloud (and some other software) for free on one personally owned device.
The enterprise agreement with Microsoft allows students to download the full suite of Microsoft Office applications for use on their personal BYOD devices. These complete applications complement the provision of access to Microsoft Office 365 or "Office in the Cloud" now available. The Office 365 software and associated mobile apps can be used on a limited number of devices owned or used by students of the DEC at no charge.