We have reviewed our wireless network for the College and added a few more stations to ensure better coverage. Our fibre optic connection is in place and we are members of Network for Learning, which is a government provided service for schools.
Our BYOD environment has been functioning since the beginning of 2014. Students can log on to the school wireless system during school hours and access approved categories of websites. Our College uses the filtering system provided by Network for Learning and Google Safe mode. This enables us to determine categories of websites that the students can access as well as the ability to block or approve specific sites.
Our expectation is that all students in Years 7-10 (2016) will have their own device to use at school. We currently use cloud based software via Google Applications as our common educational platform. This requires students to have devices that can browse the internet and run all features of Google Chrome.