BYOD (Bring your Own Device) refers to students bringing a personally owned computing device to school for the purpose of learning. Margaret River SHS recognises the need to prepare students for a rapidly changing world where technology plays an increasing role in students’ everyday lives.
Students are encouraged to bring their own computing/tablet device to school (BYOD) provided they meet the specifications outlined below.
They must only use the device at school for educational purposes and must agree and adhere to the BYOD Policy as described below.
Download the MRSHS guide to ICT & BYOD Devices here: Guide to ICT at Margaret River SHS; BYOD Information and MOU
The school accepts no responsibility for replacing devices that are lost, stolen or damaged whilst on school premises, or after being confiscated.
A minimum screen size of greater than 10 inches
(13” is recommended) & support resolution of at least 1024 x768 pixels
SSD (Solid State Drive)+- 128GB +
(256GB or higher is better)
8GB RAM or more
For best integration with Office 365 we recommend a Windows 10 (version 20H2 or later) or Windows 11 device
If using a Mac laptop – it should have an macOS of 10.15.4 or later
Battery life of 5+ hours
5GHz Wi-Fi capability
Physical keyboard & mouse or trackpad/touchpad
Robust, students will possibly use the same device for 3+ years
Invest in extended warranty and insurance; accidents happen and repairs cost a lot more and take longer without it
Recommended: Touchscreen & Stylus (Active Pen)
EXAMPLE BYOD Models for Margaret River SHS
These are examples only – you are under no obligation to purchase these devices.
Windows option with pen:
Microsoft Surface Laptop Go 3 – 12.5”, i5, 128GB SSD +8GB RAM, touchscreen + pen or
Apple option without pen:
Macbook Air 13” M2 Chip or better
Other devices – the following devices have limitations and may not run all the programs or apps required:
iPad iOS 14 or later – iPad AIR 2, iPad Pro (1st generation), iPad (5th generation) or later
It must include a KEYBOARD COVER
Not supported: iPad Mini
Chromebook version 90 or later (manufactured 2020 or later)