BYOD Resources

BYOD First Time Setup

First time setup guide for new users setting up for the BYOD program.

Software Downloads

A collection of useful software for students with BYOD.

Technical Support Procedures

As these devices are not owned by the school, the school can only provide general advice. It is the responsibility of the student (and their parent/carer) to ensure repairs are carried out correctly.

BYOD Forms & Documents

Forms and documents such as usage agreements, parent packs & loan request forms.

School Purchasing Portal

Parents can purchase suitable devices with extended warranty and optional insurance.

BYOD Frequently Asked Questions

View the most frequently asked questions regarding Fountain Gate Secondary Colleges BYOD Program.

Financial Hardship

Information for families unable to purchase their own device.

Web Print

A guide on how to print from your BYOD computer using Web Print.

FGSC Virtual Desktop

Access a virtual school computer from anywhere!

BYOD

Bring Your Own Device

Fountain Gate Secondary College has now implemented a ‘Bring Your Own Device’ (BYOD) program across all year levels starting from 2017.

This program seeks to balance:

  • the need for all students to have ‘anywhere, anytime’ access to electronic resources and activities
  • the changes to government funding which mean schools can no longer provide free devices to students
  • the need to minimise financial costs to families wherever possible
  • the need for the students’ devices to have appropriate technical support, and
  • the need for students to continue developing their handwriting and non-IT skills.

Details of the program are outlined in the BYOD Program - Parent Pack. Please read this booklet and contact the school if you have any questions.

BYOD Minimum Requirements

The device must have:

  • a battery life of at least 5 hours
  • a screen size of at least 10" (diagonally)
  • be able to access wireless networks
  • run Windows 8/8.1/10 or Apple OSX 10.8+
  • have a physical keyboard (i.e. not an on-screen keyboard)

Recommendations

  • a minimum HDD/SSD capacity of 128GB or greater
  • 4GB RAM or greater

What you need to do

  1. Have a notebook computer (device) which meets or exceeds the minimum requirements.
  2. Prepare the device for use at school and sign the BYOD Usage Agreement in your school document pack.
  3. Ensure your son/daughter brings the device to school fully charged every day, and follows the BYOD Usage Agreement they have signed.

BYOD documentation regarding rules, regulations and requirements maybe subject to change.