What is "Bring Your Own Device" (BYOD) at Frederick Irwin
The use of technology to facilitate learning has become an integral part of education at Frederick Irwin Anglican School. Using new technologies opens up schools and classrooms to the broader world around them. This is a very appropriate pathway to preparing young people for the globalised world in which we live today and one in which new technologies play a most significant role.
With many students now owning mobile computing devices and using these devices for their school work whilst at home, the school acknowledges the need to allow students to use their own technology in a more seamless way at school.
In 2015 students in Years 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 will have bring their own device to use in the classroom. Students in Years 11 and 12 can continue using their school laptop supplied under the Commonwealth funded 1:1 laptop programme; alternately they can also choose to bring their own laptop if they prefer.
There is no requirement for parents to purchase a laptop for their child if they already have a device which meets the minimum requirements for performance, functionality and battery life.
Information is also located on the School website: http://BYOD.Frederickirwin.wa.edu.au