Hunter Sports High School

Balancing Academic Excellence with Sporting Achievement

Telephone02 4943 5755

Emailhunterspt-h.school@det.nsw.edu.au

BYOD

At Hunter Sports High School, the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) initiative allows students to bring and use their own personal computing devices at school. BYOD is not about the devices themselves; it 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.

 

BYOD Policy and Agreement (pdf 150 KB)

HSHS BYOD Equity Policy (pdf 117 KB)

 

HSHS Device Specifications (pdf 437 KB)

Connect to School Wireless (pdf 1534 KB)

 

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 (pdf 999 KB)

 

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.

Microsoft Office 2016 (pdf 394 KB)