Umina Beach Public School operates a BYOD program for students in Years 4, 5 and 6. Students can bring in specified devices including Chromebooks, laptops with excellent battery life (Windows 10) and iPads (STRONGLY not recommended). The Department of Education provides filtered internet access using our school's Wi-Fi and teachers provide the learning activities.
The aim is to assist students in developing their 21st century skills, perform better academically and provide enhanced communication between their teacher/s.
Smart phones will not be allowed in the BYOD program as they are not seen as educationally beneficial and can be used by students to access unfiltered online material using mobile data and personal hotspots.
The school will not take any responsibility for personal BYOD devices or provide any technical support, other than assistance in connecting to the school's Wi-Fi.
Teachers and staff are allowed to exercise discretion in the use of BYOD devices in the classroom.
Students and parents must sign a Student Agreement and return it to the school.
Additional documents to assist in your understanding are located below.
For further information regarding the BYOD program, please contact your child's teacher or the Umina Beach Public School Technology Coordinator.
Purchase Chromebooks Online
Families have the option to purchase Chromebooks directly through HP as part of our parent portal.
Please refer to the UBPS BYOD Parent Letter 2018 for information regarding suggested devices, technical specifications and key points about the BYOD program.
The Student Agreement must be must be signed by all students in Years 4,5 and 6 and their parent or care giver and returned to the school to allow internet access and participation in the BYOD program. - Student Agreement 2018