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Clancy Catholic College | BYODD FAQ
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BYODD FAQ

 

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Device

What does BYODD stand for? Why has Clancy moved to a BYODD model?

Bring Your Own Designated Device. Our College has chosen a specific device for our 1:1 Program. The Sydney Catholic Schools’ funded model for student devices has ended and therefore we are now required to move to a BYODD model.

What device has been designated by the College?

11″ or 13″ MacBook (Air or Pro).

The laptop must also meet the following specifications:

Minimum:

  • 1.6GHZ i5 Processor
  • 8GB RAM
  • 128 GB Flash Storage
  • 3 Year Onsite AppleCare Warranty
Where do i purchase the device?
Devices can be purchased anywhere as long as they meet the BYODD requirements for the school. Additionally, an online purchasing portal will be provided from Sydney Catholic Schools, tailored to the requirements for BYODD at Clancy Catholic College.

How much will the device cost?
The online purchasing portal will outline the costs involved in purchasing your designated device.

What if i don't want to buy the designated device?
As a condition of enrolment at Clancy Catholic College, parents and carers are required to provide their child with the device designated by the school.

What if i already have a Macbook and i want my child to use this?
As long as your child’s device meets the specifications, they are welcome to use the existing device.

Repairs & Support

Who is responsible for the repair process?
Ultimately, parents/carers are responsible for the maintenance and repair of the device. College ICT staff will still be available to assist students with providing solutions to issues with the device and manage warranty repairs if required.
How does the repair process work at the College?
If a student requests a device repair to be facilitated through the College, they will be required to submit the device to College ICT staff with a parent/carer signed consent form (available on the College website and on request at the ICT Helpdesk). The device will then be booked in with our service centre and if any payment is needed (eg. out of warrant repair, cracked screen, damage, etc.), the service centre will contact parents/carers directly. Once the repair is complete, the device will be returned to the College and the student will be notified through the Daily Notices.
If my child's device is being repaired what will they use? How long will they have access to the replacement?
When a device is out for repair, student will receive a replacement Chromebook and will have access to this replacement for two weeks. At the conclusion of the two weeks, students must return the Chromebook to the College ICT Staff. Daily notices will be used to notify students that their laptop has returned from repair. Students must return their replacement device in the condition it was borrowed and return it to the College in a timely manner.
What happens if i can't afford the device and/or repairs?
If you cannot afford the designated device, you will be required to meet with the College Business Manager and/or Principal. Only repairs outside of warranty will require payment.

Who loads software onto my child's Mac?
The College will provide a list of software required on student devices. The installation of all paid software is the responsibility of parents and students. The College will package some free software which will be available for installation from the College website in 2017.

Do i need to purchase a specific case?

Clancy Catholic College recommends students use a hard sided laptop case for maximum laptop protection. The case purchased is left to the discretion of the parent/student. The school will not be providing or selling laptop cases.

Are students currently enrolled in Year 9 (2016) required to purchase a new laptop as part of the BYODD model for Year 10 (2017)?
Yes. Students in Year 10, 2017 will require devices that must meet the required BYODD specifications. This means that even though they will have their laptop from Year 9, 2016, the AppleCare Warranty will have expired and therefore no longer meet the College BYODD required specifications.

Do we need to sign a User Agreement even though we have purchased the device?
Yes. An updated Sydney Catholic Schools’ ICT User Agreement Policy must be signed by students and parents and will be provided in your child’s College Diary at the beginning of the 2017 school year.

My child doesn't know how to use a MacBook. How will the College support my child?
Clancy Catholic College run a Year 7 MacBook Bootcamp in Week2, Term 1. Students will spend the day learning the basics of how to use their new device and other College applications.