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Sydney Secondary College Leichhardt Campus

Sydney Secondary College Leichhardt Campus

Quality, Opportunity, Diversity

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Bring your own device

What is BYOD?

"Bring your own device (BYOD) refers to technology models where students bring a personally owned device to school for the purpose of learning. A personally owned device is any technology device brought into the school and owned by a student (or the student's family), staff or guests" (Alberta Education, 2012).

Put simply, BYOD is a solution where students quite literally bring their own device to school in order to access the internet through the school network by Wi-Fi, be it a laptop or a two-in-one device. (app based tablets are not suitable)

What is BYOD at SSC Leichhardt?

Sydney Secondary College Leichhardt Campus expects all students to bring their own device (laptop, etc) to school. A BYOD Hub has been developed as a comprehensive online resource for parents and students to help them through decisions, preparation and successful use of devices at school.

Please go through the following links to understand more about BYOD at SSC Leichhardt: 

BYOD Day Loan request

Student who do not have a device to bring to school are able to request the use of school laptops on a Day Loan basis. All requests should be made via the Day Load request form. Laptops should be picked up between 8.35 am and 8:45am and returned at 3:10pm. 

If you are experiencing difficulties providing a device for a student and need a long term loan, please contact Mills Millar, Head Teacher Welfare at millie.millar1@det.nsw.edu.au

2017 BYOD evaluation

In 2017 a small team of teachers collected data from parents, students and teachers to evaluate the effectiveness of the school's BYOD program.

The BYOD evaluation final report (PDF 2847KB) coming in at 131 pages, was presented at the November Parents and Citizens meeting. Below is the full report and the summary Piktochart of the key themes and recommendations.