Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

Students are responsible for their device at all times. Insuring your child’s device is strongly recommended. Check with your insurance agent to see if your homeowner’s or renter’s policy, covers personal electronic devices. Alternately, you may be able to purchase additional insurance through the retailer

Repairs – repairs are the responsibility of the student and parent. School personnel will not be involved in repairing student-owned devices.

Screen care – screens can be damaged if subjected to rough treatment. The screen is particularly sensitive to damage if excessive pressure is placed on it. Clean the screen with a soft, dry anti-static or micro-fibre cloth. Please do not use any type of liquid or water on the device.

General precautions – food or drink should not be placed near your device while it is in use.  Cords and removable storage devices (i.e. pen-drive) should be inserted carefully into the device. Devices should be protected from extreme temperatures. Extreme heat or cold may cause damage.​​​​​​​


What happens if a family cannot afford to purchase a device for their child

Will my child be expected to use their device both at school and home

Will I need to have wireless access at home?

Will my child require an email address?

Are Year 4 to 8 students mature enough to handle the responsibility of carrying a device?

My child’s bag is already too full – how do you expect him/her to carry a device too?

What happens to devices when students participate in after-school events here on site at St Mary’s School?

Will the students be allowed to share their personal device with others?

What if my child’s device is stolen?

Device storage