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BYOD (Bring Your Own Device)  Program

In 2018, Gordonvale State High School will be introducing a Bring Your Own Device program as an option for students who wish to use their own devices (laptops or smartphones) on the school Wi-Fi and network for learning activities.

Students and parents should be aware that:


  • All devices brought to the school and/or accessing the school network must be used appropriately as outlined in the GSHS Information Communication Policy.
  • Not all electronic devices are compatible with the school BYOX program.
    • To be compatible with our system laptops must comply with the following minimum specifications:
      • Windows 8 or 10 operating system.
    • Smartphones may be used for some activities.  Use of smartphones in a class setting is at the teacher’s discretion as per the ICT Policy.
  • Student and parents are required to read and sign the school BYOX charter before a device will have access to the school network.
  • Students are responsible for the care, maintenance and charging of their devices.
  • GSHS IT technicians will assist with connecting the device to the school network.
  • GSHS accepts no responsibility for lost, stolen or damaged devices, including lost or corrupted data.
  • GSHS does not provide support for personally-owned mobile devices in regard to:
    • Technical support
    • Charging of devices at school
    • Security, integrity, insurance and maintenance
    • Private network accounts.
  • Each classroom teacher has the discretion to allow and regulate the use of personal electronic devices including laptops in the classroom and on specific projects/learning activities.
  • When not in use approved devices must be in silent mode or switched off.  Laptops will have their lids down.
  • Students will be required to provide their own headphones when listening to audio with the teacher’s permission
  • Network and email filtering will be applied to any device connected via the school’s network.
  • Gordonvale State High School is authorised to collect and examine any device that is suspected of causing technology problems or of being a sources of a virus or of being used to gain unauthorised access to the school network.