Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)
Bring your own device (BYOD) refers to students bringing their personally owned device to school for the purpose of learning. A personally owned device is essentially any technological device brought into the school and is owned by a student or the student's family.
The Mitchell High School Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) program is a strategy to increase student learning through engagement. As the use of technology in classrooms increases, it is necessary for students to be allowed to maximise their learning potential through the use of electronic devices. The BYOD program for Year 7 is compulsory.
Years 9 – 12
Mitchell High School will be allowing students to bring their personally owned laptops to school. It is essential that these laptops are suitable for use at school. Please see the Mitchell HS Device Specifications list and the laptop must fulfil the Minimum System Requirements (go to the school website for more information).
Before students will be allowed to bring their own laptop, students and their parents/carers must read the DoE Bring Your Own Device Policy and the Mitchell HS BYOD Student Agreement (go to the school website for more information). Forms are available on the MHS Website and the MHS administration counter. The agreement must be filled in, signed and submitted to Mrs Scheerhoorn, HT Administration/Computing Studies, in the Administration Office. If you have any questions or need clarification, please contact Mrs Scheerhoorn before signing the agreement.
Years 7 – 8
Mitchell High School introduced a compulsory BYOD program for Year 7 in 2022. This will continue in 2023 with the new Year 7. All information above is relevant to Years 7 and 8.
Download: Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) student agreement and information (pdf 398 KB)