St Bernard's Botany

Student & Parent ICT Site

Welcome to the St Bernard's Catholic Primary School Botany BYODD Parent site.

You will find information here to help you manage and use your Chromebook safely, a reference guide to help you learn how to use all of the features your Chromebook has to offer, as well as other resources to guide you in the coming year.

This site has been created to support parents, teachers and students with the various aspects and resources connected with our BYODD Chromebooks Program.

In 2017 students in Year 3 & Year 4 will bring their own Chromebook to school as part of our program.

What is BYODD?

BYODD stands for “Bring Your Own Designated Device.”

BYODD is an initiative that allows students to bring a designated device to school and to use it for educational purposes. This device will facilitate their learning needs under the direction of the teacher.


We live in an ever changing world where schools are not the only source of learning. Our students are using digital devices inside and outside of school to communicate and learn.

In line with syllabus requirements, St Bernard’s is working hard to integrate the use of ICT across the curriculum on a daily basis. So far this has been achieved through purposeful professional development for our staff members and the purchasing of a number of devices we have across the school. We are now ready to take this a step further to encourage anytime, anywhere learning where students are engaged through a personal device.

The advantages for students who bring in their own device are many and varied. Students will still have access to the technology available at school. However, a student-owned device will give them instant access to unlimited resources and enable them to support, extend, communicate and share their learning in a way that will help prepare them for their future.

The students at St Bernard’s Botany are already using the technology in the classroom, BYODD will just enable them to access it more conveniently and personally. They will be able to gather and access information and present work without having to wait for a device to be available to them.