Computers and Technology
Kingaroy State High School has a range of programs and policies, which support the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) at school. We aim to have all students functioning efficiently as 21st Century Learners and Citizens. The world reliance on Technology is ever increasing and the ability to use technology is becoming ever more important in the workforce. In order to support learners in developing these skills Kingaroy State High School is a BYOD school with an expectation that every student will bring a device to school that meets the minimum specification to enhance their learning.
Families that are unable to provide a device for their child are requested to make an appointment with either the Principal or Junior School Deputy Principal to discuss options. For additional information parents can email BYOD@kingaroyshs.eq.edu.au
Device Options 2023
So we can assist in ensuring students have access to a dedicated electronic device to enhance their learning experiences both at home and at school we have chosen to implement an affordable One to One Device Program – put simply this program is striving for one device available for every one student. In 2023 students across all year levels will have the option to take part in either the BYOD program or the new One to One Device Program.
Option One: One to One School Device Program - $200 Student Resource Scheme + $300/year for One to One device
- Single device – a tablet style device with stylus, and protective carry case - that meets the requirements of all subject options and is fully EQ complaint and preloaded with relevant software
- A yearly loan/hire fee with the option of a payment plan
- Connected to the school network before handover – no further action is required for access to school network, internet or printing
- 3 years warranty including accidental damage (accidental damage may incur a claim cost)
- Technical Support from the school.
Student Resource One to One Ordering Form
KSHS One to One Terms and Conditions 2023
KSHS One to One Guidebook 2023
One to One Device Configuration
CPU Processor - Intel® Pentium Silver N6000 Quad Core (4M Cache, up to 2.60 GHz)
Memory - 8GB LPDDR4
Hard Drive - 256GB M.2 2280 SATA SSD
Optical Drive - None
Video Input - Intel® UHD Graphics 4K Support
Network - 1 x Intel® Wireless-AC 9560 2x2 (Dual Band) 1 x Ethernet RJ45 with PXE Support
Bluetooth - Intel® Bluetooth 4.2
Card Reader - microSD Card Reader
IO Ports - 1 x USB Type-C with fast charging, 4 x USB-A 3.0, Headphone Jack
HDMI Ports - 1 x HDMI
Laptop Screen - 11.6" LCD IPS (1366x768) with 10-point multi-touch digitizer and stylus support
Camera - 1080p (2MP) Sensor (rotatable)
Keyboard - Full size US keyboard with low profile keys, splash resistant
Mouse - Precision Touchpad with gestures support
Battery - 3250mAh 3-cell Li-ion supporting fast charging, up to 8 hours battery life
Form Factor - Drop tested to MIL-STD-810G, 2-in-1 Convertible with retractable carry handle, 294 (W) x 202 (D) x 15 (H) mm. 1.3KG
Default Warranty - 3 Year Return to School, including battery
Accidental Protection - 3 Year Accidental Damage Protection, $50 excess per claim (maximum 3 claims over the ADP period) covering damage to the screen, keyboard and touchpad, ports (USB etc.), motherboard, battery, camera and various plastic parts
OEM Op System - Microsoft® Windows 10 Professional Education
Managed Op Env - MOE 5 64bit (Win 10)
Audio - Realtek® High Definition Audio
Bring your own device (BYOD)
Option Two: Bring Your Own Device Program (BYOD) - $200 Student Resource Scheme + Cost of BYO Device
- Option of any device that meets the appropriate subject requirements
- Requires enrolment in school's BYOD program to access network, internet and printing
- Limited support from the school around upkeep and software. No repairs by school on these devices
Kingaroy State High School is a Bring your Own Device (BYOD) School. Our goal for the program is for students to use these devices as a tool in every class to support key processes in learning - accessing, organizing, processing and publishing information, collaboration, creativity and communication, and for teachers to use them as an environment to facilitate deeper engagement in learning and higher-ordering thinking.
Kingaroy State High School's BYOD program operates on a minimum-specification model, which means that no single make of device is preferred over another. Provided the device meets the minimum specifications, your student's device should connect to the school's technologies and allow your student to access online curriculum resources.
The use of a BYO device and participation in the school's BYOD program is subject to acceptance of the terms and conditions outlined in the Digital Technologies and BYOx Link Acceptable use Agreement document.
Choosing a device - Online Portals
To assist you in purchasing a device for your students, major computer vendors have worked with our school to provide information through purchasing portals. These portals allow parents to purchase the devices at discounted education prices and may include interest free payment plans and other arrangements to suit any budget. The school does not endorse or recommend any particular brand of device and parents are free to choose to purchase from any vendor of their choice.
- ACER portal guide
- HP portal guide (Access Code KingaroySHS)
- One Education
Connecting to the school network
BYOD connection to the school network is through BYOx Link, a purpose-built system for Queensland state BYOD schools. It provides a secure, efficient platform that enables Bring Your Own Devices access to internet, mail and learning resources on the school network.
To use the new BYOx Link service, students will need to enrol their device into the Microsoft Intune Company Portal. Devices can be prepared at home by following the relevant help guide for your Device operating system (Windows, MacOS or iOS)
Before you begin, please ensure you have completed the Pre-Enrolment checks
BYOxLink How to guide to connect a student's iOS device
BYOxLink How to guide to connect a student's MacOS device
BYOxLink How to guide to connect a student's Windows 10 device
BYOxLink How to guide to connect a student's Windows 11 device
YouTube how to videos are also available.
Get your BYOD Windows device ready for School
Get your BYOD Mac device ready for School
Get your BYOD iPad device ready for School
Office 365 software
All students enrolled at a state school (from Prep – Year 12) can access Microsoft Office 365 software free of charge. If your device does not have the Office programs installed, or if your software subscription has ended, students can log into Microsoft Online via https://portal.office.com using their school email and password to download and install the Office programs. Click on the links below for instructions on downloading and Installing Office 365 for Windows and Mac.
Install Office 365 on Windows
Install Office 365 on Mac
Note: the program downloads are quite large and will take some time to download. For those who have no internet connection or poor Internet connectivity, the school can provide the Office 365 suite to students via USB. Students are requested to see the school IT technician to take advantage of this option.