BYO and Hire to Buy Programs


​​​​​​​​​​​​​Curric​ulum programs across Years 7 to 12 at Hervey Bay State High School rely on digital pedagogy. Our curriculum is designed for students to engage in authentic learning experiences (face to face and online) focusing on collaboration, creativity, critical thinking and embedding information and communication technologies across all subjects, including feedback and assessment.

With today's access to digital technologies, all students need to have a seamless movement between school and home. We encourage all students to have a personal device (laptop or iPad) to support their learning and this is a responsibility of families under the Student Resource Scheme (SRS) to provide.

Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is a key capability of the Australian Curriculum. Students develop capability in using ICT for tasks associated with information access and management, information creation and presentation, problem-solving, decision-making, communication, creative expression and empirical reasoning - including conducting research, creating multimedia information products, analysing data, designing solutions to problems, controlling processes and devices, and supporting computation while working independently and in collaboration with others.

Two programs exist at Hervey Bay State High School to support digital teaching and learning:

  • BYO - available to all students. 
    Compatible personal devices may be brought to school for learning purposes, and may connect to the school's Wi-Fi network.  Please refer to the links on the right for information pertaining to device requirements and instructions to connect BYO devices at home.
  • Hire to Buy - available to students in Years 7 to 10
    These devices are available in limited supply with multiple offerings available. The hire and school managed duration of a devices is 3 years, it is retained as school property for this period of time – with the student taking it home as their personal learning tool. ​​After the final Hire to Buy payment, the device is released as property of the parent/carer.

All relevant agreement forms and any other documentation required to be filled in and signed by parents/carers and students, must be returned with all requirements met for processing to commence.

Purchasing Portals (BYO)

Many retailers offer advice on suggested devices and some provide purchasing portals such as the ones below, currently available for 2024.  Device specifications can be download from this page for when considering the purchase of a BYOx device.

More purchasing portals will be added as they become available.​

  • Officeworks
    Select Hervey Bay State High School and your student's year level to view suggested devices, according to our device specifications (available to download from this page).​
  • HP​
    Log in with HerveyBaySHS as the password/login.
Last reviewed 06 June 2024
Last updated 06 June 2024