Technology at HVGS
The School’s Learn Anywhere Program (1:1) aims to improve student learning experiences both inside and outside the HVGS classroom for students in Years 7-12.
BYOD (Bring Your Own Device)
Students and their parents/carers must complete and return a signed HVGS BYOD Agreement prior to bringing in the device or connecting to the School’s network. The School will provide internet access for the approved devices. Careful consideration needs to be given to the requirements of the School for this to be successful.
The minimum HARDWARE requirements of the device:
The minimum SOFTWARE requirements of the device:
Under the BYOD arrangements, the School accepts NO responsibility at all for repairs, maintenance or replacement of devices. This is entirely the responsibility of the family.
Students bring their own devices onto School sites at their own risk. The School will not accept any liability for the theft, damage or loss of any student’s device. Students are responsible for the care and maintenance of their devices including backup, data protection and battery charging.
HVGS is providing this opportunity on the expectation that students will make wise decisions with regard to their personal use of the technology. Use of any devices in lessons is determined by the classroom teacher. Students are required to follow all teacher instructions regarding the use of devices.
You can buy your device from any store, any time - just ensure you show them the minimum requirements (as listed left).
If you purchase from LWT or HARVEY NORMAN MAITLAND you will have the advantage of an assisted warranty.
HARVEY NORMAN MAITLAND will be able to help you choose the correct device and assist with warranty issues.
LWT (Learning with Technologies) - Please note that for LWT when they say “on-site” they are referring to HVGS. There is also an optional insurance available to protect against accidental damage, accidental loss or theft. This will need to be selected at purchase.
Students and their parents/carers must still complete and return a signed HVGS BYOD Agreement prior to bringing in the device or connecting to the School’s network. The School will provide internet access once the necessary Agreement has been returned signed to School.
Mr Grenville Axford
Director of ICT