BYOD Open Program

Mernda Central College is dedicated to shaping a bright future for our students and their families. Our students from Year 5 to Year 12 participate in a 1:1 Open BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) program, a testament to our commitment to integrating modern technology into our learning environment.

Even as we adapt to the digital age, we understand and value the importance of traditional learning tools. Pen and paper activities still hold a significant place in our classrooms today and will continue to do so in the future. Our approach ensures the use of digital devices only when they serve to enhance learning outcomes and not as a replacement for face-to-face interactions and traditional learning methods. Students will engage in real-time discussions and collaborative activities, maintaining the essence of interpersonal communication in the classroom.

The 1:1 Open BYOD program has proven its worth in enhancing student learning experiences. We've seen firsthand how it broadens learning horizons, boosts digital skills, fosters greater student choice, and personalizes learning for our students. As we navigate the future of education, we remain steadfast in our commitment to delivering a balanced, effective, and engaging learning environment.

The recommendations for the Open BYOD Program are as follows:

Device is required to be no more than 4 years old.

The device can be a Windows Laptop, Apple MacBook, Google Chromebook, Apple iPad or an Android Tablet.

Operating Systems:

If you choose to go with an Apple iPad as the device the following applies as per the BYOD iPad Program:

The recommended requirements for student iPads are as follows:

Full size: Apple iPad (9th Generation)

Device is required to support iOS 16 or higher.

These iPads are not recommended to be used as a student’s school device as certain required applications may not work due to requiring iOS 15 or higher.

JB Hi-Fi Education

Mernda Central College have worked with JB Hi-Fi to provide a BYOD Device Portal that will provides parents with access to a wide range of Education specific laptops, tablets, accessories and insurance.

All orders will be delivered to your nominated JB Hi-Fi store. You will receive both an email and an SMS notifying you once your order is available for collection.

Online ordering can be done using the below link and entering the school code which is MERNDACC2024