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About the program

Normanhurst Boys High School has a well developed BYOD program.

This program requires students to bring their own laptops to school for use in class. All students are expected to have their own device and bring it to school each day (except on Wednesdays due to sport).

The device should be a productivity device (laptop or laptop/tablet hybrid) and not consumption based (e.g. iPad or Android tablets).

Acceptable use

All use of BYO devices is subject to acceptable use as explained in the following documents:

  • Digital Devices Policy and Procedures
  • User Agreement for use of digital devices

The policy, user agreement and other associate documents are stored and will be updated in this folder.

Students can also find it on their Student ICT Self Help site.

Lesson involving a bring your own device laptop with a teacher and two students

The device should be a productivity device (laptop or laptop/tablet hybrid) and not consumption based (e.g. iPad or Android tablets).

See the Student ICT Self Help site for video tutorials

Recommended device

Please note these specifications (PDF, 97 KB) are a guide. The main consideration is screen size where the device is sufficiently large to work on yet small enough to fit in a school bag and not be too heavy to carry.

The specifications are updated on an annual basis.

The following list of software is highly recommended for students to download and install on their BYO devices. Expand each category to find links to downloading the software.

Essentials

Adobe Creative Cloud software

Includes

  • Acrobat Pro DC
  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • InDesign
  • Premiere Pro
  • Audition
  • Lightroom

(plus more!)

See this page on the Student ICT Self Help site.

Office desktop applications

Microsoft 365 ProPlus desktop applications (which always contains the latest updates to Word/Excel/PowerPoint/Access) can be downloaded directly by logging into your Microsoft 365 account.

See this page on the Student ICT Self Help site.

Web browser

Multimedia

M365 portal highlighted

Mathematics

Curve sketching & geometry

Music

Composition

Audio manipulation

TAS

Animation & modelling

CAD/CAM

Software development/programming