In 2016 we expanded our BYOD program to all year levels, with iPad devices in years 7 - 9 and laptops from 10 - 12. We were very pleased to see the majority of our students walk in at the beginning of the school year with a BYOD device. We would like to acknowledge the commitment from parents in supporting the school to create a modern and competitive learning environment. Now that we have the devices in the hands of students we are committed to using them to support the teaching and learning program.
We will continue to emphasise the need to have insurance and strong protective cases/covers. A selection of suitable devices are available via a purchasing portal. Simply go to the Ballarat High School Website, look for the BYOD/iPad device tab at the top of the page and follow the links.
We will also continue to promote the value of parents and families in ensuring the online safety and wellbeing of their children. The school runs a number of cyber-safety initiatives at various year levels, these are more effective when they are reinforced with support and guidance from home. For advice go to eSafety.gov.au and click on the ‘eSafety Information’ tab.
If students, parents or carers have any further questions please feel free to contact the school on 53389000