Browns Plains State High School provides both minimum and recommended hardware requirements for BYOD in the Device Specifications (PDF, 132 KB) document. Do not purchase Chromebook or Android devices as they are not supported on Schools BYOD network.
The minimum requirements are what is required for devices to function on our network, whilst the recommended requirements are our suggestion to provide an acceptable experience over a 3 year life span.
These requirements are for general, non-technical subjects. Students studying ICT, CAD, Design, Media or Visual Art should consult the Device Specifications document and the subject teacher if considering buying a high performance BYOD machine.
A physical keyboard attachment is required if parents are considering a tablet device or IPad.
Parents are strongly advised to purchase a protective case, additional warranty and accidental damage insurance.
Coming in 2021. Devices are available online through the following BYOD portals that have been set up with appropriate devices, however this is not a requirement and parents can buy from any business.
Note for Apple Mac computers
Apple Mac Computers are NOT the best purchasing choice for our BYOD program as sometimes there are compatibility issues with our network and our technicians do not have the background knowledge to support them. The majority of our teachers also only use Windows machines and therefore, their problem solving capability with a Mac device will be limited. However, if you have recently purchased a MacBook and the student is a competent Mac user – we'll do our best to connect the device to our Microsoft Network.