Bring Your Own Device

In 2017 students in years 7 - 12 have the opportunity to bring their own computing device to school every day.


What is BYOD?

Bring Your Own Device, or BYOD, is a technological trend in education and in the corporate world.
BYOD recognises that technology and choices about technology are very much personal.
BYOD acknowledges technology in education, means more than meeting specific curriculum requirements.
BYOD is designed to give you, as students and families, freedom to make technology choices that suit you and all your circumstances.


How does it work?

Students in year 7 - 12 have the ability to bring their own computing device to school every day.
Parents and students can select from one of our two BYOD options:

  • Option 1 (Recommended): Purchase of a Kambrya College Recommended Device through JB HI-FI Education
    To access the JB HI-FI Education Portal, you will be asked to enter a program code.

    The Kambrya College Program code is KBC2017

    Devices purchased through JB HI-FI Education, come included with a 3 year onsite warranty and also available is an optional 3 year accidental damage protection for damaged not covered under normal warranty. This is something that is not offered through retail stores.

    Devices currenty available through JB HI-FI Education

     

    Acer B117

    Acer B117

    Lenovo ThinkPad 11e

    Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 11e

    Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 11e with Active Pen

    CPU

    Celeron N3160 2.24GHz

    Pentium N3710 2.24GHz

    Celeron N3150 2.08GHz

    Celeron N3150 2.08GHz

    Core i3-6100U 2.30GHz

    Memory

    4GB

    4GB

    4GB

    4GB

    4GB

    Hard Drive

    128GB Solid State Drive

    128GB Solid State Drive

    128GB Solid State Drive

    128GB Solid State Drive

    128GB Solid State Drive

    Screen

    11.6" Non Touch

    11.6" Non Touch

    11.6" Non Touch

    11.6" Touch Screen

    11.6" Touch Screen

    Other Features

     

     

     

    Screen flips over to use as a tablet

    Screen flips over to use as a tablet

    ThinkPad Active Pen


  • Option 2: Bring a currently owned device or device of your choice.


What device can we bring, if we select Option 2?

We allow for most types of devices, providing it has a supported operating system.

  • Windows - Supported Operating Systems: Windows 7 or above
  • Apple Mac - Supported Operating Systems: Mac OS X 10.8 or above
  • iPad - We recommend the latest software update is installed
  • Android Tablet - We recommend the latest software update is installed


Microsoft Office

Students at Kambrya College are able to access a free copy of Microsoft Office ProPlus at no cost through the Microsoft Office 365 program.
Students can access Microsoft Office 365 by going to https://office365.kambryacollege.com. This can be installed on up to 5 devices including iPad and Android Tablets.


What about device security?

The school does not own the device or warranty the device. Experience from the previous netbook program indicates that students who took good care of their device and considered themselves the device's owner rarely had device security issues.

If you are concerned the device is going to be broken, lost or stolen, you may wish to consider specific accidental damage insurance for the device. Accidental Damage Protection is available as an option for all our recommended devices from JB HI-FI Education.

Internet access on the device will be filtered at school and students will be prohibited from connecting to other networks while at school.


Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, to support families, we have made arrangements with our suppliers to provide families with new, fully compliant laptops at school prices. We have negotiated a special deal with JB HI-FI Education to supply computers through a parent purchase option supported by an optional three year accidental damage and repair service.
The notebook comes with a three year on-site warranty (either on school site or at home during school holidays).

The Kambrya College Program code is KBC2017

There is an option to pay it off in instalments, however it is a leasing option, but it will cost you considerably more. Please contact JB HiFi Education at info@jbeducation.com.au or call on 1300 730 548 for any questions you may have.
Yes, we have recently made changes to our network to support iPads and Android tablets.

No. Students will have access to Microsoft Office 365 which includes Microsoft Office ProPlus 2016 which students can download and install onto their device. Students can access this by going to https://office365.kambryacollege.com

Not at this point in time. Any freeware software that students may require will be loaded on to the Kambrya College BYOD portal and students can then download and install the software onto their device. Some software may not be compatible with certain devices. Students can access this portal by going to https://byod.kambryacollege.com

Below are some accessories you may wish to consider:

  • The student’s device MUST be in a padded bag or protective sleeve. This will provide more protection for the day to day use of these computing devices.
  • Headphones
  • Mouse
  • Bluetooth Keyboard - For devices that do not have a keyboard
  • USB Storage Device

Please be aware that while carrying a computer in a bag from class to class, no books or other non-technology supplies should be stored in the bag.

If purchasing a new computing device for a child to use at school, we recommend purchasing extended warranty to ensure that your notebook would be covered for at least 3 years.
The devices from JB HI-FI Education came included with a 3 year onsite warrantee and an option for accidental damage protection.

We also advise parents to investigate Accidental Damage Protection (for devices not purchased through JB HI-FI Education) for their device should the student damage the device and is not covered under normal warrantee. iBroker offer Education Laptop Insurance. This is a 3rd party provider and is not affiliated with Kambrya College. Details can be found at http://www.ibroker.net.au
Yes, you need to have an Antivirus program with an active subscription. Microsoft Security Essentials is a free virus checker from Microsoft for devices running Windows 7.
Devices running windows 8, 8.1 and 10 come included with Windows Defender.
Students can also take their notebook to the IT support team who will assist students with a virus checker if they do not have one.
If the device was purchased through Core Technology Partners, students can bring it to the IT department where a fault can be logged on behalf of a student/parent or the student/parent can log a fault with DELL directly on 1300 662 087 (Dell Pro Support).

If the device was purchased through JB HI-FI Education, students can bring it to the IT department where a fault can be logged on behalf of a student/parent or the student/parent can log a fault with DELL directly on 1300 662 087 (Dell Pro Support).

If it is not purchased through Core Technology Partners or JB HI-FI Education, the student will need to put the device away and take it home at the end of the school day where the student / parent can organise for the device to be repaired.
Families must stress the responsibilities their children have when bringing their own computing devices to school. Any devices students bring to school are their sole responsibility.
Kambrya College takes no responsibility to search for lost or stolen devices nor is there any assumption of financial responsibility by Kambrya College for damaged, lost or stolen personal computing devices.
When a student is not using there device, it must be stored in a locked locker
Yes, they can use web printing to print their documents. Students can access this by going to https://byod.kambryacollege.com (Only accessible from within Kambrya College)
The BYOD is highly recommended for all students, but it is not compulsory. If a family chooses not to have a BYOD for their student, then there are desktops available in the library for their use during personal time. We will also be ensuring that a suite of laptops are available for loan for those students coming from families that are unable to afford a device. Families will need to enquire directly to the College regarding this. Students will be able to loan the laptops during the day, but will not be able to take them home.
No child's learning experience or academic performance will be affected because he or she does not have an Internet-connected device to bring to school. Kambrya College is committed to reducing technology inequity so every child can learn equally. If parents/students are unable to purchase their own device, students will have the ability to borrow a netbook to use. These devices are only able to be used while at school.
Yes. In order for Kambrya College to supervise student use of the computer network and the Internet, the Student Acceptable Use Policy form must be signed by all students who want to have access to educational resources. Parents/guardians of students under age 18 are also required to read and sign the agreement. Signing the document indicates that the student and parent/guardian have read and understand the expectations of Kambrya College.
All students are governed by the policies of the school, this being one of them.
Kambrya College provides students with access to a wireless network which students then are able to connect to a filtered internet connection.
To facilitate instruction and practice internet safety, Kambrya's internet connection is protected by an internet content filter.
Cellular data plans / 3G / 4G / mobile hotspots do not use Kambrya's internet connection and therefore do not use Kambrya's internet content filter. Students are not permitted to use these while at school.
Students will use their registered devices to complete in class activities, complete homework, collaborate in real time, research for projects, access websites with curriculum-related content, keep track of classroom assignments, and record journal entries and other approved instructional activities.
No. We anticipate that not every class will be using an electronic device in a lesson every day. Considering today's electronic device battery technology, the device's battery charge should be sufficient for lessons requiring use of the device throughout the day. Students are also not permitted to bring their notebook charger to school.
No. It would be helpful, however, to have some form of Internet access (wired or wireless) in order for a child to make full use of school resources from home, as well the multitude of resources available on the World Wide Web. But, it is not required in order for a child to use a personal computing device at school.
Just as with traditional assignments, some assignments may need to be completed at home. If there is a computing device malfunction or an interruption of Internet connectivity at home, a student may use computers at school.

Students will be encouraged to store their work on their computer or on the Kambrya Cloud storage through Microsoft Office 365. Students must also ensure they have a backup of all their school work on a USB or similar device.