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Bring Your Own Device


Sunshine Beach State High School offers a high level of education delivery through the use of technology.  BYOD enables students to access the school network services through a secured Wi-Fi connection.  For a hardware guide to assist in purchasing a suitable device for your student please click the link.


Parents and students should check their school subjects to assist in deciding on their device. Your device should meet the following requirements; 

  • Minimum battery life of 6+ hours.  

  • Warranty and where it is to be returned in the event of a warranty issue and time to repair.

  • Accidental damage and theft, what is covered and what excess you will pay.


Student devices will connect to the School's network through a the DETE approved solution that ensures the device meets security requirements, including updated anti-virus software. Students will be able to access internet and printing services on their device once connected wirelessly. 


To participate in the BYOD Program, you will need to:


1.     Read BYOx Charter and submit signed Responsible User Agreement (p. 18 of Charter).


2.     Make full payment of $60.00.


3.     Tech Support is available onsite to assist with the final step which is to connect the device.

Micro​soft Office 365 – Free to students

Microsoft Student Advantage allows students with a BYOD to install Microsoft Office 365 on up to 5 of their devices for free. You need to sign into the Microsoft Student Advantage page ​ with your school email address and password.


If you have difficulties completing this at home please see the online "How to install Office 365 Student Advantage Package".


Adobe Collection Software


Sunshine Beach SHS in conjunction with Adobe, offers Adobe Design and Adobe Web collection free to BYOD. Subjects that require the Adobe Master Collection can be purchased for $20* per device per annum.

Security of BYOD Devices, Damage/Theft – Insurance


A crucial part of the BYOD program will be parents ensuring that the device is covered for accidental damage and theft. Parents should investigate if their Home and Contents insurance covers damage or theft of the device. 


While Sunshine Beach SHS will continue to deal with inappropriate behaviour in line with existing policies, the school is not liable for any damage or replacement costs incurred while the device is at school or travelling to and from school. Any student who damages or steal another student’s laptop may be disciplined according to the schools Responsible Behaviour Plan.

Internet Security


Education Queensland requires all BYOD to have an antivirus/internet security software installed. Symantec Norton Security with Backup at a special discount for students, teachers and staff of the Queensland Department of Education, Training and Employment.

You can download this version from the following site:

Symantec Norton Security with Backup​


The details above are meant as a guide to make you aware of some of the implications for your child to access technology for learning in the coming years.


Please contact the IT Support Team at your convenience if you have any questions about BYOD.




(07) 5440 4273