Hervey Bay State High School has introduced a Bring Your Own Device (BYOx) program which involves students being able to use their own compatible, personal device (laptop, tablet or iPad) at school, connected to the network.
It is a timely reminder that students are solely responsible for the security, integrity, insurance and maintenance of their personal device. Technical support is not offered by the school for personally-owned devices. Access to Education Queensland's ICT network will be provided only if the mobile device meets security requirements which at a minimum, requires that anti-virus software has been installed, is running and is kept updated on the device.
Hervey Bay State High School has had the necessary infrastructure installed to allow the connection of student personal devices. To take part in the program, students need to return the required agreement form (signed by parents/carers), along with the payment of the yearly access fee which will allow a maximum of three devices per user.
The only devices permitted to be used at school are those that fall within the BYOx program, or school-owned devices. No other devices are permitted. Mobile phones and game devices are not part of the program.
Documentation on the BYOx program, including the Student Charter and minimum and recommended device specifications is available on this page.
Parents are able to purchase a compatible device from local retailers, or use one of the available purchase portals with suppliers. At this stage, the DELL purchase portal is available. As the 2016 school year begins, it is hoped multiple portals with different suppliers are also available.
Access Key: hbshs
Portal Code - hnhbshs2017
JB HiFi Portal
School Code: HBSHS2017