Student Computer Requirements

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

Bishop Druitt College has adopted a compulsory 'bring your own device' (BYOD) approach for students in Years 7-12. This approach enables students to bring suitable information and communication technologies to school to use in their learning. Students in Years 5 & 6 are encouraged to be part of the program as well. Parents of senior primary students wishing to bring their own device to school must read and complete the Primary BYOD policy & contract listed in the policy links below.

The computer specifications sheet available from the link below provides guidance about the different types of ICT devices available and their suitability for learning at school. This sheet will assist parents to make the best choice of device for their students. There is also a list of typical questions that parents might have about BYOD and their answers.

Research and discussion regarding the types of devices that are best suited for learning in the secondary campus indicate laptops to be the most suitable device for high school. Parents and carers may wish to keep this in mind when purchasing computer devices for Christmas and birthdays in the future.

Access to the Bishop Druitt College ICT network and the internet using BYOD can greatly enhance learning, as well as demand some responsibilities. Students are expected to use these ICT facilities only for educational purposes and to behave in a responsible manner when working online. Please see the policies below for more information:

Computer Device Purchase Plan

We have been very fortunate to have formed a partnership with Coffs Computers around our ' bring your own device' (BYOD) program for students in Years 7 - 12. Coffs Computers will sell devices suitable for this program at a very competitive price to members of the BDC community through an online shop front.

Parents/carers will be able to choose their child's year group and purchase the stage requirements for that year based on the list that the college has provided. Coffs Computers will then organise delivery or collection in store with you directly. Please purchase required devices early, so that they are ready for the start of the school year.

The benefits of buying from the online portal with Coffs Computers are:

  • Appropriate devices tailored for the student’s needs - a range of products from a number of vendors based on their appropriateness within the Bishop Druitt College environment.
  • Refurbished - the inclusion of a certified refurbished option (inclusive of warranty) meeting or exceeding the minimum technical requirements of Bishop Druitt College.
  • Servicing and hot swaps - Coffs Computers will provide both warranty and non-warranty service for all products sold. Inclusive of our partnership, they will be able to provide a number of hot-swap devices to minimise any downtime for the student in the event the unit is off site for repair.
  • BYOD buy backs - Coffs Computers have launched a BYOD buy back offer. This provides parents with an attractive option to upgrade their existing technology and purchase the latest device.
Accessing the Device Purchasing Portal

To access the BDC computer purchasing portal please take the red link below and then click on the text below the BDC logo and enter the password BYOD. Please click the blue link below for further instructions and help in using the portal. 

Please note that parents and carers are not required to purchase from this portal, and may decide to purchase a device from a vendor of their own choosing.