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Bring Your Own Device’ (BYOD) refers to students bringing a personally owned device to school for the purpose of learning.


A personally owned device is any technology device brought in to the school and it is owned by the student’s family. There are different models of BYOD. Students will be asked to bring their own Windows device or Chromebook.

 

Quarry Hill Primary School recognises the need to prepare students for a rapidly-changing world where technology plays an increasing role in students’ everyday lives. Our vision is to incorporate eLearning strategies to engage and empower all learners, preparing them to become digitally literate, flexible and socially aware with the skills to contribute responsibly as a member of a global eCommunity.

 

Some of the dispositions that we seek to build in our students are:

  • The ability to use a device to communicate their ideas
  • To be able to think critically
  • To be able to use a device to collaborate with students and the global community
  • To use a device to create and curate content 

 

Quarry Hill Primary School offers a BYOD program to all students in Grade 3-6. This program is not compulsory, it is:

  • Optional for students in Grade 3/4
  • Highly recommended for students in Grade 5/6

 

Why BYOD

 

Bring Your Own Device helps to transform the classroom by creating new opportunities for learning. Other benefits include:

  • The device is owned by the student/family and can be used when and how they choose in their home environment.
  • The device and learning opportunities can be personalised to meet individual needs of the student.
  • Students can continue to learn in the privacy of their own home.
  • Increasing engagement in learning.
  • Continued awareness of how to use such devices in today’s ever changing society.
  • Technical issues may be solved more promptly.

 

Letter from the Principal

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