Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) refers to a technology model where students bring their own personally owned device to school to support their learning, in the classroom and beyond. Edward John Eyre High School is implementing BYOD laptops for all students at the start of 2019. This has been endorsed by the EJEHS Governing Council.
Information has been shared with families during pathways counselling, emails, the EJEHS website and Facebook page.
BYOD allows students to use their own laptop at school and at home. Increasing their access to digital technology, learning resources, supportive materials and the ability to complete required tasks/assignments at any time.
This will allow students to:
• take greater control of their own learning
• facilitate a higher level of motivation through continual access
• increase engagement and participation through individual learning outside the classroom, at a time that suits individual needs
• increase every student’s success at school and support lifelong learning with digital access
• demonstrate responsibility and ownership of their BYOD.
The Department for Education supports our students with free access to programs such as Office 365. This allows students to be able to access their work at school and elsewhere.
The EJEHS BYOD Recommended Minimum Device Specifications outlines minimum requirements. See the link below for information.
EJEHS BYOD Recommended Minimum Device Specifications
Connectivity to the EJEHS network
Students will need connect their BYOD with the ICT staff, before school, during breaks or after school.
The School Locker
We have worked with a range of companies to establish the best valued prices, through bulk purchasing with the Department for Education. The School Locker has been selected for their value of educational laptops and range of other products. They offer upfront payments and support families with payment plans over a range of periods, as well as warranty and repairs in Whyalla. Families can visit the onsite campus store to view a range of laptops and school uniforms. Information and specifications can also be accessed through their website:
Parents can apply for Latitude Finance pre-approval at home prior to coming into the store using the following link:
We would like to provide parents an opportunity to arrange regular deductions from their Centrelink payments for laptop’s purchased through The School Locker. Parents can pay minimum $28-$30 a fortnight off of a laptop over either 6 or 12 months.
Parents can fill out a form at The School Locker to arrange to have the payments set up.
Parents can call the School Locker Inquiry number if they need assistance on: (07) 3848 5887
The School Locker Operating Hours
The store operating hours for term 1 will be:
Please note, the store will not be opening outside of these times.
Phone: (08) 8645 5729
Families may also purchase their student’s BYOD from their preferred supplier.