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Bring Your Own Device

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Cleveland District State High School boasts a range of specialty computer laboratories, and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) program. Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) is a term used to describe a digital device ownership model where students use their own computers.

With desktop (and laptop) computers maintained through an excellent support network both in-house and as part of Education Queensland's Managed Operating Environment, our computers are kept up to date with the likes of  Microsoft Office 2016, Adobe Creative Cloud Suite and AutoCAD (to name a few).

The internet connection at our school provides a managed environment providing secure and safe from the negative aspects of the internet.  Students also receive both online learning environments and Education Queensland email under this system.

Parents are asked to refer to the Quicklinks on your right for more information on the device specification.


Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Requirements


Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) supports the delivery of 21st century learning. BYOD requires students to use their personally owned laptops to access the school's network.

Cleveland District State High School is now 100% BYOD. 

Device selection

Before acquiring a device to use at school the parent/guardian and student should be aware of the school’s specifications.  These specifications can be found in the Quicklinks on your right.

Warranty & Accidental Damage Protection

Laptops are expensive technical devices and they do break down and can be damaged, especially in the hands of teenagers. It is vital to ensure a fast turnaround for repairs when the need arises. 
We highly recommend every device has Accidental Damage Protection (ADP) insurance with Next Business Day (NBD) warranty. You may have the option of adding ADP to your home and contents insurance policy. However, be sure that it covers the device 24/7 and while away from your home.

Technical Support

The school offers first-level diagnostic support for student owned laptops at our ICT help desk.   However, warranty, security, insurance and maintenance is the responsibility of the parent/guardian.  

Anti-virus software is a compulsory requirement, although the in-built anti-virus software in both Windows and MacOs is sufficiant .  Laptops require anti-virus software to connect to the school network. 

Connect your BYOD Device from Home

Our BYOD system is changing

From Monday 26th October all student devices will use Intune to connect to the school network. 

Intune is a secure mobile management system that allows you to use school Wi-Fi, emails, learning applications and websites on personal devices.  Please see the Intune FAQ for a full explanation of the system. 


The instructions on this page will show you how to enrol a family-owned device using Intune and install an application we use to provide software to students. This process may take up to 15 minutes to complete. If you have any difficulty following the instructions, please email our IT Support Services.

Onboarding to Intune for windows instructions

Onboarding to Intune for Mac instructions

The process outlined below must be carried out by ALL student devices, preferably while at home. 


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 Onboarding your windows device

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 Onboarding your OSX device

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Last reviewed 04 February 2021
Last updated 04 February 2021