Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Program
Secondary Students studying at CSCC are required to supply their own device for use at CSCC as part of the college’s Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) program.
A central aim of the college’s BYOD program is to support the use of BYODs, more specifically iPads from Years 7-9 and notebook/tablets for Year 10-12 with iPads from the previous year still able to be utilised in Year 10. Laptops are required for Year 11 and 12. To assist acquiring these devices at a reasonable cost, the college provides the below link which summarises devices deemed appropriate as a BYOD as well as listing devices which would not be suitable.
Why do students need a device?
Students need to be able to electronically communicate, create content, interact with others and electronically submit work while studying at CSCC. Significant examples of the college’s use of digital tools include the use of Compass, email, Internet and other digital resources. Compass allows all students to see details of their course and electronically submit tasks, is used for online reporting and monitoring of every students’ progress, and allows for student and parent/carer access.
Where can I purchase a new device from?
To assist with a purchase of a new device for use at CSCC, the following portal is available for students from Year 7 to 12 to access.
The school code for Creek Street Christian College is: cscc2021
Year 10-12 – Windows based Devices
Windows BYODs can be purchased from JB HiFi’s BYOD Portal. Login to this portal and select Year 10-12 program. Recommended options for students in Years 10-12 are displayed for you to select from along with a range of optional accessories
Apple based devices can also be purchased via JB HiFi BYOD Portal. Recommended options for students in Years 7-9 are displayed for you to select from along with a range of optional accessories. The devices in the JB HiFi BYOD Portal include a keyboard cover as a package which is worth noting when comparing prices with other suppliers. A keyboard cover for the iPad is required to assist with the typing requirements in class. We have negotiated very competitive pricing through JB HiFi and established links to enable a smooth setup and configuration of the students device with CSCC’s requirements.
An important note about theft and warranties
Creek Street Christian College does NOT provide insurance or warranty to cover theft or damage to student’s device. We recommend that you give consideration towards purchasing an extended warranty and insurance when purchasing a new laptop. Your family’s home and contents insurance may cover it; however, it would be best to check prior to purchase. Warranties and insurance assist with timely repairs and reduce the chance of your student being without a device for an extended period of time.
Setup Procedure for new iPads
Students are required to have their iPad setup ready to use on the first day of term 1, please follow instructions in this to setup your child’s iPad.
How do I access my FREE Microsoft Office application license?
- The Microsoft Office application is made available to students whilst they are enrolled at Creek Street Christian College through the College’s licensing package. It can be installed on your student’s laptop via the ‘Get Office 365 for free’ section at the below link using your child’s college email address (i.e. firstname.lastname@example.org) and clicking on the ‘Get Office For Free’ button.
- CSCC Students: Get Office For Free