Research has shown that students experience greater motivation to learn and a significant increase in engagement with the teaching and learning process when technology is integrated into the curriculum.

In 2019 and beyond, all students from Year 3 to Year 12 are required to have a BYOD (Bring your own device) with them in class each day.  Our aim with the BYOD program is to integrate, enhance and expand students learning experience.

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Program:

At St Maroun’s College, we utilize some of the latest cloud-based technologies integrated into the classroom to enhance and expand the learning experience for all of our students. Working in conjunction with these new technologies is a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) program, for students from Year 3 to Year 12.

Our BYOD program provides students with access to expanded, global resources and content. It also gives them an opportunity to take ownership of their learning and approach to creative problem-solving.

We believe that communication and collaboration helps to improve student engagement and long-term academic performance. It also encourages our students to become life-long learners.

All new enrolments for 2019 and onwards, from Year 3 to Year 12 must ensure that they have purchased their BYOD device for classroom usage.

For more information please read the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How do we purchase our BYOD device?

To purchase a BYOD device at special education pricing with 3-year warranty included, parents are encouraged to visit http://stmarouns.orderportal.com.au and follow the easy and secure steps. We also encourage parents to purchase the additional insurance available from the order portal. It will help protect your device from any breakage during the entire warranty period.

Purchasing your BYOD device elsewhere?

If parents wish to purchase a BYOD device from an alternate supplier, the device MUST comply with our Hardware Checklist. This is to ensure the device is compatible with our computer network and will meet the day to day expectations placed upon it by our BYOD program. Please print the Hardware Checklist and take it to your computer supplier, making sure that your BYOD device matches each item listed.

To download the St Maroun’s BYOD Hardware Checklist  CLICK HERE

How do we obtain the recommended BYOD software?

Once you have purchased your BYOD device or had your own device approved, you will need to install the list of recommended BYOD software applications that our IT department has put together. Please review the Software Requirements noted in the checklist below and download the suggested software applications. As the program matures and expands, there may be further software downloads and purchases required at a later date.

To view the St Maroun’s BYOD Software Requirements  CLICK HERE

Applying to use a BYOD device you already own

We strongly believe that our BYOD program is an extension of students’ normal, everyday practices, and that our school environment should replicate the post-secondary experience with technology in the workplace. If you require further information on our BYOD program, please contact the College IT Manager, Mr Anton Kraus, on (02) 9559 2434 or email anton.kraus@stmarouns.nsw.edu.au

“I think the BYOD program is a good idea because it is a good opportunity for us to learn how to use computers and it also helps us learn different subjects in a more fun way” – Brandon (Primary Student at St. Maroun’s College)

“I am really enjoying the BYOD program. I enjoy doing my reading and maths on my laptop with Reading Eggs, Mathletics and I also like to research too about my public speaking topics. I loved learning about 3D printing with my classmates and teachers. I love using computers” – Zaeem Khan (Primary Student at St.Maroun’s College)

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