Learning through Technology

A hub to find all you need to know about BYOD at Sydney Secondary College - Leichhardt Campus. 

What device should you bring to school? 

You should bring a device that is larger than 12", use the checklist below to guide your decision on which device to bring. The school policy on phones is away during class time.

What things should you look for in a device for learning? 

  • Laptop or a 2 in 1 device.
  • Battery Life of 6+ hours.
  • Light weight, under 1.5 kg
  • 12" or larger screen.
  • Dual Band Wi-Fi with a/g/b/n.
  • Pre-loaded with the Microsoft Suite.

Where can you buy the correct device? 

Parents are welcome to purchase devices anywhere. There is no preferred platform at SSC Leichhardt. Parents should purchase a device that suits their child's needs and family circumstances. 

Learning with Technologies have created a Parent BYOD Purchasing Portal which gives parents options and a small list of devices ranging in price that have been chosen by the Technology Committee as suitable for our learning environments. This is not managed in any way by the school, rather a suggestion for purchasing options.

What if you don't have a device? 

Students who do not have devices will be able to take out a 'Day Loan' from the school iCentre. 

Access the form on the Day Loans page, or via Skoolbag App before 8.30am to request a laptop. Students will need to pick up laptops from the iCentre before the start of school day bell and return after the final bell each day.

Loaning of school laptops should be seen as only a temporary measure. If your family is having specific trouble purchasing a device, you should contact the school via email to discuss options.