BYOT (Bring Your Own Technology)
The Bring Your Own Technology (BYOT) program at SCAS has been established to improve learning outcomes with educational technology and is reviewed as technology and the needs of teaching and learning shifts. The ubiquitous nature of technology and the learning opportunities provided for students makes a laptop an important learning tool. Much of the student work on devices in both Primary and Secondary School involves using the Google suite of products.
Each student in Years 5 to 12 is expected to bring a device each day and to maintain it as their own property. Students in Years 3 and 4 are also able to bring a personal device to school but it is in no way an expectation.
BYOT Laptop Recommendations Primary School students:
From 2020, we are bringing Stage 3 (Year 5 and 6) closer to our Secondary School recommendations by removing tablets and requiring devices to have a full keyboard. As such any Windows, Mac, or Chromebook laptop will suit the purposes for Stage 3. Please note that some of the Secondary School software is not supported on Chromebooks and parents may wish to consider how they future proof their investment so their chosen device has a desirable lifespan for the duration of Primary and Secondary School.
BYOT Laptop Recommendations Secondary School students (and School staff):
Students going into Secondary School will have a choice between Apple and Windows (not including Chromebooks) devices as part of a selective Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) program. Students use their laptops very effectively and often push the capabilities of the device to meet their needs. With this in mind, we have selected specifications and design criteria for both Apple and Windows devices that will best suit learning at SCAS. Students in Secondary will use the Adobe suite and specialist software and hardware required by faculties such as Technology, HSIE, and Music.
BYOT Requirements for Secondary Students
Students and their parents/caregivers are solely responsible for the care, maintenance and damage of their devices. Students bring their devices onto the school site at their own risk.