Student Technology (BYOD)
Bring your own device: BYOD
St Brigid’s Catholic School provides children with the opportunity to access school owned laptop computers and iPads. Online capabilities are provided through a school network which has wireless access across the site. Allowing students to bring their own iPad device (Bring your own device: BYOD) to schools provides an opportunity to enhance each students overall learning experience. Utilizing the iPads at St. Brigid’s Catholic School gives students the access to learn anywhere, anytime – both in classrooms and at home.
The personalised learning environment promotes responsible use of today’s ever changing technologies. The school also adopts a proactive commitment to Cybersafety and reinforces the principles associated with being a responsible digital user.
All iPads remain the property of the family. All applications (apps), files and documents stored on the iPad are the property of the family, however, they must be appropriate to a primary school environment as determined by the school. St Brigid’s Catholic School reserves the right to inspect a student’s iPad to ensure compliance with the Acceptable Use Policy, in collaboration with families.
Students can only use their iPads under the direction of staff within a learning environment. Students are not to use their iPads independently until they leave our school grounds. This means they are not to be used on school grounds before and/or after school or during recess/lunch breaks. The expectation also applies to mobile phones.
Every year we send out a new ICT agreement for all of our students via Schoolstream, our chosen communication platform.We ask parents and students to complete these forms to ensure the policies and guidlines are uphelp and maintained.