The evolving technological world over the last decade has changed teaching practices and learning opportunities significantly.
We aim for our students to develop essential digital literacy skills during their time at Chevalier College, which will assist them to be connected safely and purposefully in the digital learning world.
We are committed to providing an environment that ensures:
Our Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Program requires that all students bring a device to school for their daily learning needs.
Commencing for Year 7, 2023, our preferred device is a MacBook Pro/Air. If you have already purchased an iPad in readiness for Year 7, then you can continue to use this, but with a caveat that you should move to a Macbook Pro/Air as soon as possible.
From 2024 the preferred device for all students is a MacBook Pro/Air. If you are buying online, here is the education link: https://www.apple.com/au/education/k12/how-to-buy/
If your child already has a Windows machine and you are unable to purchase a Mac, then please contact our IT department to discuss options via firstname.lastname@example.org.
We strongly recommend you obtain the 3-year Apple Care (or other insurance if you are still transitioning from your non-apple device).
We also strongly recommend you obtain a protective case for your device. These items are high value and as such students will be encouraged to store them in lockers available on site when they are not in use during the school day. Damage to your device while at school remains the responsibility of the family, not the College.
Please note: you cannot bring android tablets or devices running Linux, or Google Chrome devices to the College.
In relation to all of the above, the minimum specification for any device is as follows.
Whilst student devices are connected to the Chevalier Network, internet access is both filtered and logged using School Manager by Family Zone.
Chevalier is currently partnering with Family Zone to launch a trial of a new device management service. The service will provide parents with visibility of their child’s device, and tools to manage access to apps and internet when not connected to the school network.
Digital technologies are integrated in all areas of teaching and learning and these are a few examples of the infrastructure that supports this: