Student bring your own device guidelines
Access to the department's Wi-Fi network and resources
Internet access through the department's Wi-Fi network will be provided on departmental sites at no cost to students who are enrolled in NSW public schools. If you choose to allow your student to have access to data on their mobile phone, it will not be filtered.
Acceptable use of devices
The principal will retain the right to determine what is, and is not, appropriate use of devices at the school within the bounds of the department's policies and NSW privacy and other legislation.
It is a requirement at Ulladulla High School that students complete the Bring Your Own Device Student Agreement BYOD student agreement (PDF 74KB) and return it for processing. For new enrolments, this form will be a part of your enrolment pack.
Long-term care and support of devices
Students and their parents/caregivers are solely responsible for the care and maintenance of their devices.
Students are responsible for ensuring the operating system and all software on their device is legally and appropriately licensed.
Students are responsible for managing the battery life of their device. Students should ensure that their devices are fully charged before bringing them to school. Schools are not responsible for (or restricted from) providing facilities for students to charge their devices.
Students are responsible for securing and protecting their device in schools, and while travelling to and from school. This includes protective/carry cases and exercising common sense when storing the device. Schools are not required to provide designated or secure storage locations.
Students should clearly label their device for identification purposes.
Damage and loss
Students bring their devices onto the school site at their own risk. In cases of malicious damage or theft of another student's device, existing school processes for damage to school or another student's property apply. For advice on theft or damage of students' personal devices, schools should refer to:
What should I buy for my student?
Please refer to the following document for device minimum specification
Compatibility: please be careful about selecting a device, despite what retailers advise, not all devices will easily connect to the DETNSW Wi-Fi. The department's Wi-Fi network installed in high schools operates on the 802.11n 5Ghz standard. Devices that do not support this standard will not be able to connect. Please ensure the device has adequate battery life, is robust and has adequate storage space for your individual needs.
What about tablets?
If you already own a tablet/Ipad and you would like to bring it to school as your BYOD device you may do so. We ask that parents consider purchasing a keyboard as using the onscreen keyboard greatly reduces the viewable screen space.
If you are considering purchasing a tablet for BYOD use we strongly recommend purchasing a laptop instead.
What if I need assistance with supplying my student with a laptop?
DER laptops will be made available to students on a long-term basis. Any student is able to apply for a loan laptop by completing the Application form for Laptop Loan (PDF 231KB). Please note, all applicants should be familiar with the loan charter form (PDF 387KB).
Microsoft 365 and Adobe
Microsoft and Adobe are providing access to a variety software to all students with a DEC email address, instructions on how to download can be found below: