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Model Farms High School

Model Farms High School

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BYOD Program

Rationale 

Model Farms High School is committed to providing a supportive and engaging learning environment. We value the rich and deep learning experiences that technology can provide in a stimulating and challenging academic environment that supports communication and collaboration. 

As the DER program has ceased operation, MFHS is providing students and families the opportunity to utilise their own device for learning and educational activities. MFHS values the rich learning experiences that tightly integrated interactions with technology bring to students learning. The promotion and advancement of this integration is core to the school's educational philosophies. 

By facilitating Bring Your Own Device (BYOD), MFHS empowers its students and gives them direct involvement in the way they use technology in their learning. 

Hardware specifications can be found in the handbook below.

Technology Handbook

What is BYOD? 

Bring Your Own Device refers to students bringing a personally owned device to school for the purpose of learning. There are different models of BYOD. MFHS has chosen a BYOD model that will lead to the best learning outcomes for our students. The device must meet the requirements listed below in order to be able to connect to the school WiFi and receive school-based technical support to connect to the school network. These requirements are listed below. The school cannot support devices that do not meet these requirements. A mobile phone does not constitute a BYO device.

 

What is the 'School User Agreement'?

The School User Agreement is a document which is to be signed by the student, and countersigned by a parent/guardian. This document outlines the use policy that the student must adhere to when using a BYO device at school, and ensures that all parties are aware of, and have read the school, and Department of Education acceptable use guidelines.

Students are required to have this document completed and registered with the school before using their device on the school wireless network. Students that have returned and registered the document will be issued with a 'BYOD Licence' that they can produce to prove their eligibility to use the school wireless network.

The School User Agreement can be downloaded below.

School User Agreement