Katoomba High School

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Bring Your Own Device

Bring Your Own Device

Here you will find information regarding our school's implementation of a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) initiative to supplement learning with technology.


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Student Agreement Form

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What is BYOD?

"Bring your own device" (BYOD) refers to students bringing a personally-owned device to school for the purpose of learning. A personally owned device is any technology device brought into the school and is owned by a student or the student's family. There are different models of BYOD. Katoomba High School has chosen a BYOD model that will meet the needs of most families. Katoomba High School students may choose to bring and use their own device with a screen size larger than 7 inches such as a laptop or tablet to school. The laptop or tablet must be able to connect to the school WiFi and have specific software or apps installed to facilitate learning.

Katoomba High - BYOD Information Pamphlet (pdf 395 KB)


Katoomba High School recognises the need to prepare our students for a rapidly changing world, where technology plays a large role in our personal, social and professional lives. Many students have access to electronic devices that can be used to enhance their learning. BYOD enables students to bring these devices to school and use them in the classroom.

Student Responsibility

In the BYOD program, students must:
  • sign the BYOD student agreement (pdf 332 KB) with their parent/carer before bringing their devices to school
  • ensure their devices are safe and secure at all times
  • keep their devices safe using carry cases, screen guards, etc
  • use devices according to school and NSW DEC policies

Recommended devices for BYOD

While students and their families are free to choose a device that best suits them according to the school's BYOD specifications, below are the devices that work well within a school environment
  • Windows laptops and tablets

  • Apple iPads

  • Apple MacBook

  • Google Chromebook

Software and Applications

FREE software - NSW Department of Education and Communities students are eligible to download and licence Adobe and Microsoft software such as:

  • Microsoft Windows
  • Microsoft Office
  • Adobe Creative Cloud

Other Useful Applications (iPad, Android Tablets):


Frequently Asked Questions

I am concerned about the potential misuse of devices during school time?

Internet access on the device will be filtered at school and students will be prohibited from connecting to other networks while at school. Students shall comply with departmental and school policies concerning the use of BYODs at school and while connected to the DEC network including the Online Communication Services-Acceptable Usage for School Students.

What technical support will the school provide if my child has a problem with their device?

Katoomba High staff are under no obligation to provide technical support on either hardware or software. BYOD devices are the responsibility of the student to manage and facilitate their own learning.