BYOD Program Overview
The focus of the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) program at Chelsea Heights Primary School is to provide tools and resources to the 21st-Century Learner. A successful BYOD program requires technology to be seamlessly integrated throughout the school's curriculum. Increased access to technology is essential for teaching students skills for a future in which, as societal trends suggest, digital literacy is key. The individual use of personal devices is a way to empower students to work to their full potential and develop essential learning habits with the support of digital tools.
Learning results from continuous dynamic interaction among students, educators, parents and the extended community. Technology immersion does not diminish the vital role of the teacher. On the contrary, it transforms the teacher from a director of learning to a facilitator of learning. Effective teaching and learning with technology integrates technology into the curriculum any time, any place.
Parents/Guardians of Students transitioning to Level 5 and 6 at CHPS in 2022:
Following consultation with the school community in 2021, a decision was made to move from Apple (iPad) to a Windows platform (laptop) to best support our senior students while at CHPS and their future education in secondary school.
Families can choose to bring their own laptop from home or purchase a new device, however the operating platform must be Windows 10 or later. If you wish to purchase a new device please see the attached paperwork (via the links below) for details on how to achieve this through our school's JB Hi-Fi portal. The devices available on the CHPS JB Hi-Fi portal are the latest Lenovo 11e laptop models and are offered at a slightly discounted price for educational use.
BYOD Program Documentation: 2022 FamiliesBYOD Schools Program JB Hi-Fi Parent Brochure and Online Portal Instructions If you have any questions or require assistance, please contact your child's Teacher or the Office.