Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Program @ CGHS

LaptopIn 2014 the school implemented a 'Bring Your Own Device' (BYOD) program to replace the Digital Education Revolution student laptop program that concluded in 2013. The BYOD Program requires all students to bring their own computing device to school each day.

MacBook Air




  • The personal device must be able to be brought to school every school day and be used solely by the student throughout the school day.Tablet

  • Students and Parents are responsible for ensuring the device brought to school meets all the requirements of the Device Specifications. A device which does not meet the Specifications will not be permitted access to school networks and services.

  • Prior to bringing a personal device for the first time, students and their parents must read and sign the BYOD User Charter which sets out the responsibilities and expectations for use of the personal device at Canterbury Girls High School.

  • Students must then use their device in accordance with the school's Cyber Safety Policy, the Department of Education and Communities’ policy Online Communication Services: Acceptable Usage and their BYOD User Charter.

 BYOD Program @ CGHS Documents:iPad

> BYOD Equity Policy
BYOD Help: Your Questions Answered
> BYOD Device Specifications
> BYOD User Charter
> Using a School Owned Device Student Agreement

Bring Your Own Device Related Links:

> Department of Education's BYOD Policy
> DoE Student Software Instructions
> A Student's Guide to Laptop Safety

Lenovo has developed a student BYOD site specifically for NSW DEC students so that students are equipped with appropriate BYOD devices.

Lenovo’s aim is to offer a broad range of devices, designed to ensure student digital inclusion specifically within the NSW DEC environment - this means all devices are suitably equipped to enable WiFi connectivity within NSW schools, are covered by extensive warranty and are of a commercial build quality to ensure longevity.

> Lenovo BYOD Site for DEC School

Apple has also provided a site where students and parents can purchase devices suitable for CGHS BYOD program at discounted educational prices.

> Apple Store

HP is currently in the process of setting up a customised BYOD
portal page for Canterbury Girls High School and the pages where you can purchase their BYOD devices at discounted educational pages will be available shortly. Meanwhile, you can review HP's expected offer here.