Bring Your Own Device Program (BYOx)
from the Foundation for Young Australians (FYA) has identified Digital
Literacy as a high demand enterprise skill for the future. The MacGregor
BYOx program will help equipping our students with those vital digital
skills. A laptop will help making learning a part of each student's
life, linking learning at school with learning at home. BYOx will also
allow our teachers to use different resources to meet different learning
dedicated group of MacGregor teachers continues to research new
resources and to build an evidence based strategic plan for the use of
Information Technology (IT) at MacGregor, informed by current research
Be sure to check out the BYOx Handbook for
everything you need to know about BYOx.
What does it involve?
A good laptop is an investment that will serve your child for at least 3-5 years. MacGregor SHS has negotiated with a number of vendors education pricing for high quality, fit-for-purpose laptops - visit Purchasing a BYOx Device page for more details - here you will also find the
Minimum Specifications Recommendations if you have an existing
laptop. Device sharing between/among family members should be avoided.
you choose to purchase your own device outside of the aforementioned
negotiated vendor arrangements, our IT staff can only assist with
basic requests and onboarding (i.e. connecting to the school network). Repairs/warranty claims will need to be handled by families. It is possible some devices may not be capable of connecting to the EQ network.
families holds a very high participation rate in the BYOx program. A
successful enrolment at MacGregor SHS requires students to connect every
day to the school network with a suitable device. We have an equity
program in place to assist families who need extra support and encourage
families to work with us to provide their student with quality digital
access as soon as possible, preferably at the start of the year. Refer to the information and forms in the Links section of this page to join the BYOx Program, and to apply for an equity laptop.