2020 BYOx

In 2020, we are continuing and expanding Talara Primary College’s voluntary “Bring Your Own Device” (BYOx) program.

After a highly successful introduction of this program to Year 6 in 2019 we have, with the support of our P&C Association, decided to open up the option of BYOx to our Year 5 families also for 2020.  By growing this program we expand 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 2020 as they lead the BYOx program for our college. 

All students will still interact with each other face to face - there will be lots of designing, model making and even building, and ICT tools will be used as aids to learning, not BE the learning.

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.

This is a very exciting time for Talara Primary College and the Year 5 & 6 students of 2020. We are very excited at the future potential outcomes that BYOx can provide students at Talara Primary College, with individualised learning for each student, allowing them to learn the way that best suits them.


 BYOx Onboarding

To prepare for our Year 5 & 6 BYOx program in 2020 Talara Primary College are offering onboarding sessions. These sessions will be held

Wednesday 4th December - Hall - Hourly sessionsbetween 5:00pm & 6:00pm

Friday 24th January - Hall - Hourly sessions between 8:00am & 4:00pm 

Wednesday 29th January - Hall - Hourly sessions between 5:00pm & 8:00pm

In this session we will:
• Set up Windows
• Join the school network
• Create user accounts
• Install and Activate Microsoft Office 2016
• Access emails and OneNote 2016
For this session:
We will step through everything from unwrapping your new laptop, to Day 1 in class.
Please bring your fully charged BYOx device along. Preferably NO setup will have been completed prior to the day.

Please book one of the 3 minute timeslots in a session below to reserve your seat for the entire session.

Wednesday 4th December - Hall

5pm-6pm Wed 4th Dec BYOx Onboarding

Friday 24th January - Hall

8am-9am Fri 24th January BYOx Onboarding

9am-10am Fri 24th January BYOx Onboarding

10am-11am Fri 24th January BYOx Onboarding

3pm-4pm Fri 24th January BYOx Onboarding

Wednesday 29th January - Hall


For further assistance please email and a 1to1 representative will be in touch as soon as possible.

 Device Specifications

This document lists the minimum and recomended specifications for a BYOx device for 2020.  DEVICE SPECIFICATIONS

 Free Microsoft Office 2016

All Queensland state school students and staff can now download multiple free copies of the Microsoft Office 2016 suite to their personal home computers and mobile devices.  FREE MICROSOFT OFFICE 
Last reviewed 17 December 2019
Last updated 17 December 2019