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BYOD 2020

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) 2020

All students at KKHS have the opportunity to participate in our Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) program. Our BYOD structure includes 2 tiers to ensure all students have access to technology to assist with their learning:-

  • Tier 1 - Outright Purchase - students purchase and bring their own laptop to school to assist with learning.
  • Tier 2 - Day Loan (Years 7, 8, 9 ONLY) - students collect, use and return school owned laptops on a daily basis to assist with learning.

Device purchasing

To simplify purchasing for parents we have partnered with 3 resellers to provide purchase options for student laptops. We have recommended Laptops and Chromebooks that are compatible, affordable, durable and compact. Purchases can be picked up in store or shipped directly to your home address.

For Online Ordering see the links below


Harvey Norman

JB HiFi (School Code = kurrikurri2020)



KKHS does not recommend parents purchase tablet devices (iPads, Android tablets) for BYOD. In the case where a student has an existing tablet that could be used for BYOD, we encourage parents and students to discuss this option with our HT Technology & BYOD. 

Mobile phones/Smartphones

KKHS does not endorse the use of mobile phones or smartphone technology as the primary device in our BYOD program. Students will at times harness the power of smartphones in class, however, learning for long periods using is this type of technology is not sustainable due to the reduced screen size.

Existing devices

The use of existing devices is whole-heartedly encouraged. If students have an existing laptop that they would like to use for our BYOD program, please ensure the laptop meets the following requirements:-


  • Minimum screen size of 9"
  • Wireless 802.11abgn/ac 2.4 or 5GHz
  • Minimum 4GB RAM
  • Minimum 64GB Hard Disk
  • Minimum 6 hour battery life
  • Active virus protection
  • Chrome browser installed
  • Sturdy protective case


Chromebooks are a great alternative to laptops. Software applications are not installed on Chromebooks. Students create and store all work online using free cloud storage in Office365 or G Suite provided by DoE.

  • Minimum screen size of 9"
  • Wireless 802.11abgn/ac 2.4 or 5 GHz
  • Minimum 2GB RAM
  • Minimum 16GB Hard Disk
  • Minimum 6 hour battery life
  • Sturdy protective case

Protective case

A protective case is essential for all student devices. Our school recomends cases with hard protective sides to guard against damage.


Students are expected to fully charge their devices at home ready for the school day. 

Need more help?

For further information, please contact Mr Jeremy Rennex (Head Teacher Technology & BYOD) - via the school switch or email jeremy.rennex@det.nsw.edu.au

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