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Bring Your Own Device

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​​​​​​​​​​​Bring Your Own 'x' (BYOx) is a new pathway supporting the delivery of 21st century learning​ at Redbank Plains State High School.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Redbank Plains State High School students can provide their own laptop for learning. Laptops will need to meet specific requirements in order to be connected to the school network. Please scroll down to see specifications below. The school has links with three retailers as an option for parents purchasing a Bring Your Own (BYOx) device. The use of these retailers is not mandatory and they are provided as a convenience for parents. Links to the retailer websites are below on this page.

Important links for students

You may wish to bookmark these.

 

BYOx

Bring Your Own ‘x’ (BYOx) is a new pathway supporting the delivery of 21st century learning. It is a term used to describe a digital device ownership model where students or staff use their personally-owned mobile devices to access the department’s information and communication (ICT) network.  BYOx is mandatory at Redbank Plains State High School for specific year levels.  In 2022, it will be required that all Years 7, 11 and returning Year 12 students to bring their own learning device to school. In 2023, it will be required that all Years 7, 8,​ and 10, 11 and returning Year 12 students to bring their own learning device to school. 

For more information download the documents below:

Student Laptop Handbook 

Student Laptop Handbook.pdf


Expression of Interest - Laptop4Rent

Laptop4Rent expressions of interest form Year 7 2023 (PDF, 456KB)​

Laptop4Rent expressions of interest form Year 8, 9 ,10, 11, 12 2023 (PDF,418KB)​ 

Laptop4rent handbook (PDF, 475KB)​


Partnership Stores - Purchase Directly

Officeworks 

Officeworks_BYO devices.pdf

Ace Computer World

Ace Computer World 2021 equipment list (PDF, 231KB)​

JB HI-FI 

PORTAL: www.jbeducation.com.au/byod

School Code (Parent Access)

RPSHSBYOD2022​

Parent Support Links 

JB Hi-Fi parent handbook (PDF, 6MB)​

JB Hi-Fi byod order user guide (PDF, 578KB)​

https://www.jbeducation.com.au/byod/?content=faqs



Dell     

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Dell Login: 

Username - rpshs

Password - parent



Hewlett Packard (HP)

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HP Login: 

Login-in code: Redbankplainsshs

School Discount Code: redbank5%





 BYOx Checklist:

  • Download and complete the BYOx Student Charter

  • Option to purchase a device from the RPSHS portal which meets the school and IT requirements and provides convenience, choice and flexibility for individual needs.

  • Option to purchase a device that meets the minimum specifications for RPSHS BYOx program and supports the terms and conditions in the school’s BYOx Charter.

  • Return the Proof of Purchase (only if purchased through the portals) and the signed Charter to Student Office.

  • Students will receive an email from the IT Department once all above processes have been completed to finalise the on boarding process.

The following links provide access to non-mandatory portals where parents/caregivers may choose to purchase a device.

​​When purchasing from our partnership stores or from a retailer of your choice, follow these specifications:

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​Minimum Specifications (Good)

​Recommended Specifications (Better)

​Platform

​Mircosoft Windowns laptop 

Apple iOS

Mac Device​

​Screen Size

​11" - 15" display

Consider portability and weight

​12" - 15" display

Consider portability and weight

​Processor

​It is recommended that the CPU (processor) is at least an Intel Pentium Processor or AMD Phenom 1.6 Gigahertz (GHz) or faster 2-core​

​RAM
​4GB
​8GB or higher

​Hard Drive

​128 GB Solid State Hard drive

(Note: We recommend a solild-state hard drive (SSD) for performance.

Older style Hard Drives do not offer the same performance and are most likely to fail when moved around. However, if this is your only option, min 128GB would be best.

​256 GB Solid State Hard drive

(Note: We recommend a solid-state hard drive (SSD) for performance).

​Operating System

​Microsoft Windows 8 or 10, iOS and MacOS

Note: The version of Windows called "Windows 1OS" is not compatible with the school network.

NOT SUPPORTED: Android, Windows RT, Chromebook and distribitions of Linux​

​Wireless

​Wi-Fi 802.11ac/n or better
(Wireless Network 5GHz).

The term "Dual Band" covers this.

If "Single Band" make sure it is the
Wireless Network 5GHz radio band.

The above specifications are a 'must have' otherwise the device will not connect to the school network.​

​Battery

​​Sufficient to last 6+hours on balance power mode​


Microsoft Office software - FREE to all high school students

Download process

Visit the Office Portal , login using your school email address, click through to install and follow the onscreen process.​

If you have trouble, please refer to the instructions on how to download and install Microsoft Office 365 to your personal home computers:​



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Last reviewed 04 August 2022
Last updated 04 August 2022