Bring your own device
The integration of ‘Bring Your Own Device’ (BYOD) refers to students bringing a personally owned device to school for the purpose of learning. In 2020 Karratha Senior High School (KSHS) will be moving to this model for all Year 7, 8, 11 and 12 students, with it being optional for Year 9 -10 students. KSHS recognises the need to prepare students for a rapidly changing world where technology plays an increasing role in students’ everyday lives. This document is specifically aimed at parents and students who are involved in the “KSHS Bring Your Own Device Program” and details the policy, guidelines and support strategies to ensure that students are able to make effective use of their BYOD and avoid any problems.
Families can purchase laptops from their preferred supplier. Below are links to some suppliers that meet our minimum specifications.
Karratha SHS BYOD Harvey Norman
How to install a free version of Microsoft Office on student laptops: Student Guide for Microsoft Office
There are a couple of steps required to be done on your child’s laptop to ensure adding the device to the school’s network is as efficient as possible. Please follow the two step by step instruction manuals to ‘Rename your PC’ and ‘Set Up a School Account’ below. This will ensure we can work through the devices as quickly as possible.