Eden Marine High School

Part of the Sapphire Coast Learning Community

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What is Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

Bring your own device (BYOD) refers to technology models where students bring a personally owned device to school for the purpose of learning. A personally owned device is any technology device brought into the school and owned by a student (or the student's family), staff or guests". Put simply, BYOD is a solution where students quite literally bring their own device to school in order to access the Internet and/or school network by Wi-Fi, be it a tablet, laptop or other device.


BYOD required documents

Students engaging in the BYOD program need to acknowledge the ‘Policy for the use of Electronic Devices at Eden Marine High School'. 
Policy Document (pdf 482 KB)

In addition students , students must read and sign the ‘BYOD Student Agreement' in the company of a parent or caregiver unless otherwise directed by the principal and return to the Mr Drowley,
Student Agreement (pdf 451 KB)


Minimum device specifications

Different BYOD models have been considered, but Eden Marine High School has chosen the model known as ‘BYO Minimum Standard'. Under this model, students and teachers are permitted to bring any device that can connect to the school's dual band 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz 802.11ac Wi-Fi provided they meet the requirements outlined in the ‘Eden Marine High School 'BYOD Device Requirements' (pdf 504 KB)

We have chosen these minimum standard specifications, as we believe it is the most flexible and cheapest model for our community given in depth research and consultation. Students should also be informed of their responsibilities in bringing a device to school.

We ask that parents/caregivers and students alike inform themselves of the BYOD program by engaging with the information material aforementioned and the 'BYOD Parent/Carer Handbook (pdf 5091 KB) and BYOD Student Handbook (pdf 4741 KB), so as to make the most of the educational opportunities provided by this program.


Purchasing a new device

HP and Eden Marine High School have been working together to create a portal where parents and carers can purchase device's and accessories. HP offers competitive pricing that is not available in stores, with a range of sizing and prices available. Their Accidental damage plan, can offer parents and carers some insurance for their investment. 

The devices in the EMHS HP portal have been tried and tested on Department of Educations network and environment. 

HP other benefits include: 

Go to www.hpshopping.com.au/edenmarine to access.


Free Software Licences

Students can access a range of software applications for installation on their own devices at low or zero cost. Currently, this includes Windows operating systems, Microsoft Office for Windows and Mac, Adobe Creative Suite and a selection of specialist software. 

Microsoft Office instructions
Microsoft instructions (pdf 425 KB)

Adobe Suite instructions
Adobe instructions (pdf 1948 KB)

Adobe Creative Cloud


Trouble connecting?

Follow the troubleshooting advice below:

Device connection instructions and basic troubleshooting document (pdf 3045 KB)

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