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Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

At St Pius X, our focus is on 21st century learning. 

Digital technology is an excellent tool to assist students with their learning and is extremely useful for supporting students as they develop skills in creativity, innovation, team work, collaboration, problem-solving, communication and information and ICT literacy.

All students at St Pius X are required to bring a suitable tablet device to school each day. Students are responsible for charging the device overnight and for having it in good working order for lessons each day. Students are responsible for the care and safety of their devices. The school takes no responsibility for loss or damage of these devices.

Damaged or faulty devices must be repaired as quickly as possible. The school does not keep spare tablets for loan to students without a device.

What to buy?

  • A tablet or laptop device
  • Please purchase devices using the Windows operating system. Our network is set up for Windows and we cannot guarantee access for other operating systems
  • We recommend touch screens that you can write on
  • We recommend the purchase of an active stylus for writing on the screen
  • A device with at least a 10-inch screen is preferred
  • Some type of cover or protective wallet is also recommended
  • If possible, an extended warranty and accidental damage insurance is a useful addition.

Note: We have provided a link on the purchase portal for the Asus T100 as it is a low cost device, but it has been our experience that the screens on these devices tend to crack very easily.

Where to buy?

Parents/Carers are free to purchase devices from any vendor they choose. The school has arranged a managed BYOD program with Harvey Norman. This enables parents to go to one website, view multiple devices across a range of prices and order and pay for the device online. Extended warranty, accidental damage insurance and peripheral attachments and devices (keyboards, etc.) can also be purchased.

The advantage of using Harvey Norman is that they will only have devices on their website that are approved by the school. Harvey Norman will also look after any necessary repairs – simply return your device to the store for any needed repairs.

To access the St Pius X portal of the Harvey Norman website, click here. Read the information provided on the homepage and then follow the instructions. If you have difficulties, please contact the school on (02) 4957 1032.

Please note: The link above is currently inactive until Harvey Norman resolve it.

We also have a similar arrangement with Domayne Kotara.