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 firstname.lastname@example.org