Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) refers to students bringing a personally owned device to school for the purpose of learning.
The device must meet the requirements listed in the Device Specifications document in order to be able to connect to the school Wi-Fi and receive school-based technical support. These requirements are linked below. The school cannot support devices that do not meet these requirements.
Students are responsible for securing and protecting their devices at school. Students and their parents are responsible for arranging their own insurance and should be aware of the terms of the policy and warranty conditions for the device.
The school will not accept responsibility for loss or breakage. Students are solely responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of their devices. This includes the backing up of data and updating of applications, including antivirus software. Any loss or damage to a device is not the responsibility of the school or the Department of Education.
Students' devices may be confiscated if the school has reasonable grounds to suspect that a device contains data which breaches the BYOD User Charter. Devices will be returned to parents upon discussion about the breach.
For further information on BYOD, including device specifications and the User Charter, download the forms from the links below. The BYOD User Charter must be signed and returned to the school as soon as possible before students can begin to use their devices at school.
All students will continue to have access to designated computer labs to ensure equitable access to technology across the school.
BYOD – Forms and Policy docments
CHS BYOD Equity Policy (pdf 352 KB)
BYOD Device Specifications (pdf 118 KB)
BYOD User Charter (pdf 200 KB)
BYOD Connect to School WiFi (pdf 1094 KB)
BYOD - Software
Students need to ensure that they have a working anti-virus program on the device.
FREE student access to Windows 7/Windows 8 and Microsoft Office and Adobe products is available for students to use on their own device.
The school will continually monitor BYOD implementation and collaborate closely with parents.