"The world our children and grandchildren will inherit will be – and it already is – a digital world."
In 2022, we are continuing Talara Primary College’s voluntary “Bring Your Own Device” (BYOx) program.
After a highly successful introduction of this program to Year 6 in 2019 and its expansion to Year 5 in 2020, we have decided to continue the option of BYOx to our Year 5 & 6 families for 2022. Continuing this program expands the opportunities to support our students in their investigations and engagement in the digital learning space/s that will be created with the students in their classrooms.
Our Year 5 & 6 students will be the only students with this privilege in 2022 as they lead the BYOx program for our college.
Of course, parents/caregivers may choose not to take up this opportunity and not provide a personal device. Their students will have access to a classroom based device, with a ratio similar to that which currently exists in our Year 4 – Year 6 classes. Students who are accessing their digital learning space through school devices will not be able to take school devices home with them. Online spaces used at school should be able to be accessed on home computers, assuming they have internet connectivity.
2022 BYOx parent information packs will be distributed to our current Year 4 students this week, so please ask your child for the pack.
The pack contains information about the program, minimum specifications for devices as well as documentation to complete and return.
Inside the front cover are 3 documents (green Expression of Interest form, Form 2 ICT Acceptable Use Agreement & Student Charter booklet).
- The green EOI form needs to be completed and returned ASAP for ALL 2022 Year 5 students (regardless of whether they are participating in the BYOx program).
Inside the back cover of the folder, is information for you to keep.
Due to the current COVID restrictions, we have postponed the 2022 BYOx Parent information sessions that were scheduled for Week 6. New dates will be provided once confirmed.
Download the BYOx 2022 Year 5 Expression of Interest Form.pdf (PDF, 922KB)