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Bring Your Own Laptop (BYOL)

In 2015, Loyola Senior High School began implementing a Bring Your Own Laptop (BYOL) initiative to supplement learning with technology.

BYOL refers to students bringing a personally-owned laptop to school for the purpose of learning. A personally-owned laptop is any laptop brought into the school and is owned by a student or the student's family.

There are different models of BYOL. Loyola Senior High School has chosen a BYOL model that will meet the needs of most families. Loyola Senior High School students may choose to bring and use their own laptop. The laptop must be able to connect to the school WiFi.

Loyola Senior High School recognises the need to prepare our students for a rapidly-changing world, where technology plays large role in our personal, social and professional lives. Many students have access to electronic devices that can be used to enhance their learning. BYOL enables students to bring these devices to school and use them in the classroom.

The following provides general information on how the school will implement the program. This information can be compiled into a handbook by clicking on print to pdf.

  • General Information
    • Student Responsibility

      In the BYOL program, students must:

      • sign the BYOL Student Agreement with their parent/carer before bringing their devices to school
      • ensure their devices are safe and secure at all times
      • keep their devices safe using carry cases, screen guards, etc
      • use devices according to school and CEDP (Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta)
    • Recommended devices for BYOL

      While students and their families are free to choose a device that best suits them, according to the school's BYOL specifications, the devices below work well within a school environment:

      • Windows 7, 8 & 10 laptops
      • Apple Macbook
      • Google Chromebook
    • Misuse of Device during School Hours

      Internet access on the device will be filtered whilst on the school network. Students shall comply with the diocese and school policies concerning the use of BYOLs at school, and while connected to the CEDP network.

    • Technical Support

      Students who have a problem with their device using a software application provided or used by the school, can see Loyola ICT Staff for assistance, as well as any login problems in accessing any resources provisioned by the school for use by students.

      Loyola ICT staff are under no obligation to provide technical support on hardware or software that is not utilised on the school premises. BYOL devices are the responsibility of the student to manage and facilitate their own learning.

    • Software Applications
      Applications used for teaching and learning purposes at Loyola Senior High School, uses web-based applications. Students, for the most part, will utilise these web-based applications within their classrooms, such as Google Apps for Education (GAFE) and Learning @ Loyola Portal (Moodle)

      In the rare event that additional software is required for a particular KLA (Key Learning Area), this will be included as part of the students school fees.
    • Insurance

      Students are responsible for the care of their device while at school, as they are their personal property. We suggest parents check with their insurance companies to check their level of cover. While some contents insurance packages automatically include devices away from home, others require additional cover. Parents will have the option of purchasing insurance with the device from our preferred supplier and can negotiate with retailers.

    • Contact Information

      For further information concerning the 'Bring Your Own Laptop' Program, contact either: Mr Ben Deak, or Mr Luke Dela Cruz, or Mr Michael McCabe by phone on 9832 4455 during school hours.

      Mr Ben Deak Mr Luke Dela Cruz/Michael McCabe


      Learning Technologies Support Teacher
      p 9832 4455
      ict@loyolashs.nsw.edu.au

      ICT Technical Support Officer
      p 9832 4455
      ict@loyolashs.nsw.edu.au


       

  • FAQs
    • I am concerned about the cost

      The purchase of a device is a major decision and a significant expense. A good quality device may last for about 4 years and will last the student for the duration of their time at Loyola, as well as beyond, if the student decides to go to University, TAFE or continue to use it as their own personal device.

    • I am concerned about my son/daughter carrying the laptop to and from school

      The weight of a personal device should be considered if your son/daughter has to travel long distances to school, however this would be comparable to a bag containing text books and work books.

    • What technical support will the school provide if my son/daughter has a problem with his/her device?

      Loyola staff are under no obligation to provide any technical support on either hardware or software.

      Long-term care and support of BYOLs:

      • Students are solely responsible for repair and maintenance of their own device. It is not the school's responsibility.
      • Warranties: Students should understand the limitations of the manufacturer's warranty on their BYO devices, both in duration and in coverage. Under Australian consumer legislation, warranties usually last for one year, during which any manufacturing defects will be repaired or the device will be replaced (as per the specific terms and conditions of the manufacturer).
      • Extended Warranties: At the time of purchase, students may also purchase an optional extended warranty (past the standard warranty period) from the supplier/manufacturer of their device, during which any manufacturing defects that may occur will also be repaired.
    • I am concerned about device security

      If you are concerned the device is going to be broken, lost or stolen, you may wish to consider specific accidental loss and breakage for the device. You may also consider using a device locator service. These services include 'Prey' for Windows or 'LoJack for Laptops'.

Bring Your Own Laptop (BYOL)

  • In 2015, Loyola Senior High School began implementing a Bring Your Own Laptop (BYOL) initiative to supplement learning with technology.

    BYOL refers to students bringing a personally-owned laptop to school for the purpose of learning. A personally-owned laptop is any laptop brought into the school and is owned by a student or the student's family.

    There are different models of BYOL. Loyola Senior High School has chosen a BYOL model that will meet the needs of most families. Loyola Senior High School students may choose to bring and use their own laptop. The laptop must be able to connect to the school WiFi.

    Loyola Senior High School recognises the need to prepare our students for a rapidly-changing world, where technology plays large role in our personal, social and professional lives. Many students have access to electronic devices that can be used to enhance their learning. BYOL enables students to bring these devices to school and use them in the classroom.

    The following provides general information on how the school will implement the program. This information can be compiled into a handbook by clicking on print to pdf.

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