Introduction

At Epping Secondary College, we are continuing our educational journey into the 21st Century. As a result, in 2017 year 7 to 10 students will be part of a structured Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Program for Epping Secondary College. We recognise that this can create a financial burden, however it is our responsibility to ensure all of our students are given the best opportunities to succeed later in life.

The Epping Secondary College 1:1 BYOD Computer program is an exciting opportunity to improve student engagement and promote even greater academic achievement, providing teachers and students new ways to learn and collaborate. Students participating in the program will gain 24/7 access to information and communication technology resources, enabling greater opportunities for deep learning, collaboration and critical thinking.

The 21st century requires resilient, independent learners who can think critically. We believe this program will develop students’ ability to research, synthesise and collaborate, whilst maintaining Epping Secondary College’s commitment to outstanding academic performance.

The students’ laptops can be connected to the internet at school and at home (using your family’s internet connection, where available). Whilst this presents a great learning opportunity, it must be used responsibly. We expect our core values of commitment, respect, honesty, fairness and perseverance to be reflected in every aspect of our students’ lives, and this extends to their electronic communication with others. Safe and responsible use of electronic media is required of all members of the Epping community. 

How to purchase

Epping Secondary College has two authorised suppliers for BYOD hardware:

EDUNET:

The Edunet online ordering portal is accessible via esc.technologyportal.com.au. The password you will need to access the portal is ESC2019.

Further Details on how to purchase can be found here

JB HIFI Education:

The JB HiFi Education online ordering portal is at www.jbeducation.com.au/byod. The password you will need to access the portal is epping2019.

Expectations

It is highly recommended that the school nominated device is purchased.

The devices recommended are not only been tested & proven for durability within a school environment, but the cost of the device is significantly cheaper than a comparable product in a retail store.

Any different devices need to be approved by the Learning Technologies Leading Teacher & Epping Secondary College Technicians.

This approval must be obtained before the date it is required to be used.

  • Bring your laptop to school everyday, with the battery fully charged. 
  • Store your laptop securely (at home, in your locker, etc.)
  • Keep your laptop in its protective case
  • Abide by the College’s Acceptable Use Policy
  • In Class, laptops will be used at the discretion of the classroom teacher – students must take their laptop to every class, but the class teacher will determine how it is used in class.
  • At school, (outside of class – in the library etc.) laptops can be used to complete homework, revise, etc.
  • Your laptop must be used for educational purposes only whilst on school premises / connected to the school’s network
  • Safe and responsible use of electronic media.

Laptop Program

Year 7 -10

Students in year 7 to 10 will be required to purchase a laptop for educational use. These devices run a Windows Operating System. The recommended devices are fast, durable, have great battery life, and are able to fully integrate with our school network. For further information please see the Key Information Handout here.

VCE / VCAL

Students entering at year 11 or year 12 are allowed to bring their own device for educational purposes. It is also recommended to purchase the school nominated devices. Please note, some devices can not be connected to the school network for wireless connection.

Parents and guardians are invited to contact the Learning Technlogies Leading Teacher (Sean Hawkins) at the school to provide input into the research and development of this program or if they have any questions.