Bring your own device (BYOD)
Byron Bay High School actively supports students who wish to bring electronic devices to school to assist with their learning. These devices should meet the minimum specifications outlined below.
All students have access to FREE copies of Microsoft Office and the Full Adobe Creative Cloud suite via their student portal for both Windows and MacOS.
This software can only be installed on a computer (not Chromebooks or tablets such as iPads).
While most new devices will meeting these requirements, parents and students are encouraged to choose a laptop to maximum learning opportunities.
All new MacOS laptops are compatible with the school wireless network.
The school’s wireless operates on 5GHz.
Devices that do not meet this requirement will be unable to connect to the internet at school.
However, you can purchase a 5GHz 802.11ac USB adapter from most computer stores.
Computer network student agreement
The school is constantly purchasing and upgrading its IT equipment. Every student has an obligation to respect and appreciate their IT resources. It is your network - look after it. As a user of the Byron Bay High School computer network, you have the following responsibilities to other users of the network:
To take note of and follow any special instructions regarding your use of the system that may be given by the System Administrators;
To use all equipment and software in a careful manner and as instructed;
To advise the System Administrators immediately any fault (hardware or software) or inappropriate use becomes apparent.
Things to remember
- When you are given a user name and/or password NEVER tell it to anyone unless you have permission. YOU are responsible for everything done in your name.
- Deliberate or accidental damage to the system causes inconvenience to the whole school community. If you don’t know what you’re doing, DON’T DO IT.
- Workstation hard-drives may be completely cleared of data from time to time. Always store important data on a backup, and check removable storage (e.g. Memory sticks) regularly for viruses.
- If you accidentally stumble across offensive material on the Internet, follow these steps:
- DON’T draw others attention to it. (You won’t be in trouble if you found it accidentally, but you will be if you choose to show it to others.)
Leave the computer as it is and turn off the monitor, then quietly tell your teacher.