Bring Your Own Device Program (BYOD)

Since 2016 all students have been able to bring their own digital device to the College. The introduction of a 'Bring Your Own Device' (BYOD) program for students represents an exciting era at John Forrest Secondary College (JFSC). The BYOD program provides a wealth of rich educational resources and tools that, when used effectively, can deliver very positive teaching and learning outcomes.

There are a wide range of devices on the market and it will be your choice which model you choose as long as it complies with our specifications. The College is offering a range of devices through JB Hi-Fi: https://www.jbeducation.com.au/byod/?content=landing  (school code - johnfsc2018)

There is no obligation to purchase the device through this company. You may already own a device or prefer to organise to purchase a device through another vendor.

The Department of Education provides all students with free access to Microsoft Office 365 and it can be installed on multiple personal devices.  This is an excellent service and installation instructions can be found here.

The College BYOD User Policy and Information (including Device Requirements and Student Responsibilities), The Department of Education's Students Online - Acceptable Usage Policy and a Student/Parent Memorandum of Agreement have been developed to support students and parents in the appropriate and safe use of these devices at school.

Students have access to the College wireless network, learning programs, support and resources to enhance their educational experience. Access to the network is only available while on the College site and during school hours. Access to many of our learning programs and resources is available through the internet.

John Forrest Secondary College teachers have access to the latest technology at the college and regularly participate in a range of ICT professional learning programs.

The safe and effective use of technology is the responsibility of students, parents and the College.

Cyber Safety - Parent and Student Resources

The following websites and link can provide important information about staying safe on the internet.

http://www.cybersmart.gov.au

http://www.education.gov.au/national-safe-schools-framework-0

http://www.safeschoolshub.edu.au

Cyberzine, the Office of the Children's eSafety Commissioner's online newsletter featuring up-to-date resources, information and current advice about online safety.