Bring Your Own Device | Laptops & iPads

Rowville Secondary College is very excited about BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) again for 2020 to support classroom learning.

This will mean that all year 7-11 students and year 11-12 MSA students will be required to bring a device to school every day.

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 Trident 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.

Trident Portal – click here >>
Code: ROW2020

  • 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 and insurance 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 recognize 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.
  • Students will only require a maximum of 2 devices over the 6 years of their Secondary Education.
  • 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 NetBoxBlue 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 Years 7-12 click here.

Campion Code: MCZK

BYOD type by program & year level

Purchasing requirements for 2020

Rowville General Excellence  

Rowville Institute of the Arts

Rowville Maths & Science Academy

Rowville Sports Academy 

Portal for purchase of devices
(iPads and Laptops)

Campion Books – eBooks, stationery and additional book requirements

Booklist open for Years 7-12 – click here.

Campion Code: MCZK