Homebush Boys High School has been leading the way in using technology for our staff and students. Staff have dedicated their personal time in order to develop digital units of work to enhance teaching and learning programs and curriculum.
What is BYOD Initiative?
BYOD stands for Bring Your Own Device. Homebush Boys High School have started this initiative to continue the one to one student-laptop Digital Education Revolution (DER) program which was started by the Australian Government in 2007. BYOD refers to the policy for permitting students to bring their own devices (laptops/tablets) to school, and to use those devices to access the DEC wireless network and other school resources.
How does it work?
From 2014 onwards students starting from Year 7, 8 and 9 will progressively join the BYOD initiative. We will be starting with the Year 7, 2014 group. This was a choice made as a result of a full school staff survey. Students and parents have the freedom to purchase any device so long as it meets the schools Device Requirements Document. We will be holding an information night for all Parents of Year 7, 8 and 9 students in the very near future. Prior to students using their devices at school they must have read/understood and submitted a copy of the BYOD Student Agreement with their signature and their parents/caregivers signature.
- BYOD Student Agreement - Will need to be signed and returned back to the school.
- BYOD Policy - Please review the BYOD Policy Statements surrounding the BYOD Initiative.
- BYOD Requirements - Please review the BYOD Requirements before purchasing any device for your son.
Asus Google Chromebook
We recommend the “Asus Google Chromebook" be the first choice for the BYOD initiative to all students . This decision was made with careful considerations of many factors including but not limited to cost, functionality, durability and usability. We have been in touch with numerous suppliers and finalized the lowest cost and procedures to acquire our recommended BYOD - Asus Google Chromebook.
Purchasing Options for the Asus Google Chromebook?
To simplify the buying procedure, we have partnered with JB-Hifi to offer the best possible price for the device. Parents/carers have the option to buy an Asus Chromebook through our negotiated pricing with JB-HiFi. Your son will require a free google account to use the device. Parents are required to help set up their son’s Google account.
For your convenience, we have setup an online portal where you can order the device, you can also pay the school front office and receive the device when it is delivered to the school. We also have a Flexi-Rent program that can be registered via the online portal.
- $302 - Asus Google Chromebook
- $28 - 11" STM Jacket Extra Small Laptop
- $87 - 2 Years Warranty/ADP (First Claim: $0, Following Claim: $150)
- $3 - School Administration and Delivery
Payment Option - School Office: Device Purchase: $420.00 (inc. GST)
Pay the staff at the School office and they will in turn do a bulk order at the end of each week to our supplier.