Upper Coomera State College invites you to participate in our Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) program. In this program, students are invited to bring their own personal devices to school to support and enhance their learning. To be eligible to participate in the BYOD Program, students must agree to and sign the new ICT Responsible Use Policy and bring a device that meets the minimum specifications to school. Students will be able to carry these devices into all classes so they will not be left unattended unless they are in a classroom’s locked storage area.
BYOD and Digital Learning Program at UCSC for 2023
The recommended devices across the college will be the following:
- P – Year 2 students will have access to sets of iPads in their classroom via (SRS) Student Resource Scheme
- Year 3 – 6 iPads Only
- Year 7 – 12 Full screen laptop device (more details are available in the UCSC BYOD 7-12 Charter)
Year 3 – 6 BYOD iPad Program
Students in Years 3 to 6 attending Upper Coomera State College will be expected to have an iPad to be used at school as part of their educational instruction from the commencement of 2023. As many families already have a suitable iPad at home, the program encourages families to have their child bring their existing device instead of purchasing a new one as long as it meets the minimum requirements. A purchasing portal will also be available for families to utilise or they can select their own store location for purchase.
BYOD iPad Specifications
iPAD Minimum Specifications
The iPad must be one of the following and support iOS13 / iPadOS
iPad Air 2 or later
iPad 5th Gen or later
The battery life must exceed 4 hours and a case with a keyboard is strongly recommended. **All storage versions are supported in the BYO iPad Program at UCSC – (16GB, 32GB, 64GB, 128GB) Keep in mind that any personal applications and content placed on the device may interfere with the storage requirements for school use as the full 16GB of storage may be required by some classes
(See the BYO iPad Program Year 3 – 6 Charter for full details).
Choosing your iPad
You are welcome to purchase an iPad anywhere. Many of you will already have an iPad at home that meets the above specifications.
UCSC's partner supplier is JB Hi-Fi Online which provides families with access to the purchase of a range of iPads suitable for use at school at affordable prices. See the flyers or visit www.jbeducation.com.au/byodand enter the school code for Parent Access is: UCSCBYOD2023
Year 3 - 6 Helpful documents
Year 7 - 12 Helpful DocumentsSee Secondary School Principal's Communication regarding BYO Laptop Device Years 7-12.