Bring Your Own Device | Laptops

To support our classroom learning Rowville Secondary College is a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) school. This means that all year 7-12 students will be required to bring a laptop to school every day.

Please note if you have already purchased an iPad, we will continue to use these for year 8 and 9 students in 2021, and year 9 students in 2022. iPads will phase out by the end of 2022.

iPad Transition

  • 2021 – year 8 &  year 9
  • 2022 – year 9 only

FAQs

  • If your child already owns a device that meets the requirements, they can bring that to school and will not need to buy a new device.
  • You may purchase devices from any supplier, however, RSC has an agreement with JB Hi Fi solutions who will make a purchase portal available from the RSC website.
  • The Purchase Portal will contain a number of options for students at different price points. All of the options will satisfy the minimum required specifications.

JB Hi Fi Solutions

**Purchase Portal opening soon.

  • Parents are strongly encouraged to consider insurance and warranty cover for BYODs, as they are not covered by the school. Devices purchased through the Purchase Portal will have warranty options.
  • RSC has developed policies, protocols and procedures designed to encourage safe and responsible use, but cannot accept responsibility for loss or damage of devices.
  • We recognise that the purchase of a device is a major decision and a significant expense. A good quality device may last a number of years and viewed over the long term, the total expenses of school are considerably less.
  • The purpose of identifying minimum specifications is to allow families to utilise suitable devices that they already own.
  • The Purchase Portal that will be available from the school website.
  • RSC has developed an Equity Policy designed to assist families experiencing financial difficulties. Please contact the College for further details.
  • The devices are intended to be used as tools for learning and will be used along with all the other tools available at school and home (e.g. pen, paper, calculators, books, etc).
  • Devices will be left in lockers during breaks. Students may be involved in special, teacher- supervised activities during breaks that require devices. In this case, the teacher-in-charge will manage the children while they collect, use and return their devices.
  • Yes. Devices will not totally replace handwriting. The mode of communication used will depend on the learning opportunity.
  • Yes. All internet access via our network (WiFi and wired) is routed through CyberHaund Filtering for internet delivery and firewall. Whilst this is a new and sophisticated system, it is worth noting that no filter system is perfect given the dynamic nature of the internet.

The Campion portal:

Booklist open for will open soon.

Campion Code: To be confirmed.

Laptop by program & year level

2021 Purchasing requirements

BYOD Information for GE, MSA, RSA & RIA.

JB Hi Fi Solutions: portal for purchase of laptops (opening soon).

Campion Books

  • eBooks, stationery and additional book requirements
  • Booklist will open in term 4
  • Campion Code: To be confirmed