1:1 BYOD Program
The use of digital technologies is a mandated component of the Victorian Curriculum F-10 and as required for VCE study designs as applicable.
Safe and appropriate use of digital technologies, including the internet, apps, computers and tablets, can provide students with rich opportunities to support learning and development in a range of ways.
Through increased access to digital technologies, students can benefit from learning that is interactive, collaborative, personalised, engaging and transformative. Digital technologies enable our students to interact with and create high quality content, resources and tools. It also enables personalised learning tailored to students’ particular needs and interests and transforms assessment, reporting and feedback, driving new forms of collaboration and communication.
Warrnambool College believes that the use of digital technologies at school allows the development of valuable skills and knowledge and prepares students to thrive in our globalised and interconnected world. Our school’s vision is to empower students to use digital technologies safely and appropriately to reach their personal best and fully equip them to contribute positively to society as happy, healthy young adults.
Students are entitled to connect one computer only to the College computer network. Before purchasing a laptop, we recommend you read the Digital Learning Policy as it relates to Year 7 to 9 students. The BYOD program requires Year 7 to 9 students to have an iPad with a physical keyboard OR an Apple Macbook. For further information, please review the BYOD Policy further below.
|Year 7||Year 8||Year 9||Year 10||Year 11||Year 12|
| Option 1: iPad with a physical keyboard
Option 2: Apple Macbook (Air or Pro) M1/M2
Note: must not have sim card/cellular access at school
| Transition to
Endorsed Devices and Supply Panel
The College has worked with School Locker, an education equipment provider and Apple Authorised Education Reseller, to provide a portal for parents to simplify the selection of a BYOD at very competitive prices.
Devices listed meet or exceed the minimum specification and at the time represented the best value offering educational discounts. They provide both ‘onsite’ and ‘return to base’ warranty and repair options, as well as financing options.
School Locker Portal: For information including the signup process, please view the School Locker flyers listed on: https://theschoollocker.com.au/schools/warrnambool-college
Warrnambool College also supports the local community and encourages parents to purchase a device that meets the BYOD requirements from a local supplier. However, the College does not provide recommendations with respect to specific local suppliers.
Warrnambool College aims to provide a safe and educative environment by establishing an eSmart culture that is in keeping with the values of the school, legislative and professional obligations, and the community’s expectation. Within this context, the objectives of the following guidelines are to ensure the smart, safe, responsible use of ICT within the school community.
These guidelines outline the conditions applying to the use of all school ICT and behaviours associated with safe, responsible and ethical use of technology. Authorised users are required to comply with the Agreement.
Warrnambool College recommends reading each of the documents.