All Oakbank School students in our Middle and Senior Schools (Year 7-12) are asked to bring their own laptop to class each day. Our Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) model is a “light-touch” or “open” model where students are able to access the school’s wireless network with their personal laptops during the school day for the purpose of learning. This gives access to our Learning Management System, online apps and resources, filtered internet, printing and enables secure collaborative projects.
Why have a BYOD Program?
Having a BYOD program enables Oakbank School to create a sustainable way for the school to have every student with access to a device.
A device in the hands of every student extends and enriches learning by:
- Shifting instruction towards student centred learning, where inquiry and authentic learning are emphasized.
- Focusing on contemporary leaning, including critical and creative thinking, collaboration, communication, self-direction, global and cultural awareness.
- Using online learning tools and digital content.
- Increasing student engagement.
- Creating learning opportunities; anytime, anywhere.
What laptop do I need?
We have a list of recommended specifications in our Oakbank BYOD Handbook which will help guide you in how to select a laptop for use at school.
You can access a device by:
- Purchasing a recommended laptop
Choose from two selected laptop models that meet school requirements from our partner LWT via their online portal.
- Use or purchase your own laptop
Bring an existing laptop or source your own laptop that meets our requirements.
Principal’s Laptop Access Scheme
In exceptional circumstances, should you have impediments to accessing a laptop for your child, please apply in writing to the Principal about our Principal’s Laptop Access Scheme, where a loan laptop may be provided for limited numbers of students.