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Bring Your Own Device

From 2019 forward students will have to bring their own laptop into the School and have it connect to the school network. Students with BYO devices will have access to a filtered Internet connection, access to classroom content, eTextbooks on the new ReadCloud platform and a connection to print within the School.

This device will help facilitate effective student learning – both at school and at home. Currently, laptops are the only type of device permitted to be used within this program as tablets (iPADs and other smaller devices) are not timely or efficient when used as part of our school network. Students and parents/caregivers are asked to lend their support to this very valuable and innovative program. Strong support from parents and caregivers is paramount to ensure the program is successful and that students gain maximum benefit for their learning.  


  • The school no longer receives federal government funding to provide laptops for students, but a device remains an integral part of their education in a digital society

  • Most schools are moving to a Bring Your Own Device model where students supply their own laptop to connect to school networks and utilise technology to enable them to fully engage in the curriculum.  


Why does your student need a device?  

  • The school will not be supplying school laptops from 2019 forward
  • Students will need their own device to:  
    • Access e-textbooks providing students with the most up to date information available especially important for all learning areas and a changing senior curriculum   
    • Research for classwork and assessment, complete assessment and submit online   
    • Engage in subject specific areas using digital technologies   
    • Engage in subjects that are technology based  

In order to provide a consistent experience for students and to guarantee connection to the school network, it is important the device meets minimum specifications set out in the BYOD information booklet.


BYOD Information Booklet


Connecting to the Bribie Island SHS BYO Network


There are different processes to connect to the school BYO Network depending on your circumstances but in all cases you must have completed the “BYO Connection Request” form and handed it to the school Finance office.  


Continuing students from 2019

  • Use your school username and password to connect to the network as you did in 2019, you can do this the day you return to school in 2020
  • If you require a password reset please visit IT Support in the library
  • Tech Support will be available during break times, before and after school in the library

New students in 2020

  • As soon as new network accounts are available you will be advised of your EQ username and password, you will also receive an instruction booklet containing the steps to follow to successfully join the school network 
  • Use your school username and password to connect to the network following the instructions in the “How to connect” booklet issued to you. This booklet also includes information on how to access your free copy of Microsoft Office and how to login to your eTextbook portal 

You can download the "How to connect" booklets and have them ready on your device to join the network OR you can ask for a hard copy at the Library.


How to connect with a Windows device (PDF)


How to connect with a MAC device (PDF)