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Hunter Sports High School

Hunter Sports High School

Balancing Academic Excellence with Sporting Achievement

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BYOD

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 Device Program (BYOD). We're now in the second phase of our BYOD program with the new school boasting the latest technology for our staff, our classrooms and our students. 

At Hunter Sports High, the BYOD initiative allows students to bring and use their own personal computing devices at school. Although the specifications of the device are important BYOD 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. 

 

BYOD Policy and Agreement

HSHS Device Specifications

Connect to School Wireless

 

Device Purchasing

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 10, please refer to the Device Specifications document above for more information.

To simplify the process and gain access to an all inclusive package we have partnered with HP Australia and created a Parent BYOD Purchasing Portal which gives parents options from a small list of devices ranging in price that have been chosen by HSHS as suitable for our learning environment. 

Parent BYOD purchasing portal 

 

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.

 

Adobe products
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.

Adobe Creative Cloud

 

Microsoft products
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.

Instructions for installing Microsoft Office 365