BRING YOUR OWN DEVICE (BYOD)
What is BYOD?
Bring your own device (BYOD) refers to students bringing a personal digital device to school for the purpose of learning. 2016 saw the implementation of BYOD at St Mary’s College. The success of this initiative is evident when you see how confident, curious and engaged students are in the classroom with their devices. In 2021 all students are required to bring their own device to school.
The following links provide information on BYOD at St Mary’s College:
The College Library has a small stock of Chromebooks for students who do not own a device. We ask whanau to let the Deputy Principal know if a student does not have a device, and the reason for this. This information will be kept confidential. The Librarians have been advised that Chromebooks will be issued only to students who are in genuine need, and whom the Deputy Principal has received a notification from whanau. There are not enough Chromebooks in the Library to issue to students who have a personal digital device, but have not brought it to school.
There are many advantages for students bringing their own digital device to support their educational needs. Curriculum subjects are increasingly relying on a wide variety of online learning tools. We ask for whanau support in ensuring that your daughter brings her device to school each day.