Blackfriars has a strong focus on the use of ICT in the classroom to assist students in becoming successful global citizens.
Students from Reception to Year 10 have a focus on the ICT General Capability of the Australian Curriculum and therefore successful application of such technologies is vital in our daily learning.
Bring Your Own Technology
Blackfriars employs a BYOT (Bring Your Own Technology) policy for students in Years 7 to 12 as a means to ensure “anywhere, anytime learning”. Use of the Internet and digital technologies provides great educational benefits to students. Digital devices have the potential to encourage boys’ critical thinking, problem solving, communication, collaboration and research skills, while preparing them for a digital world beyond school.
BYOT and school access to these technologies is facilitated with the expectation that students will act in a considerate, safe and responsible manner.
Any family with a student enrolled for 2024 may purchase a device via the school’s partnered supplier, Edunet. Please use the following information to access the Edunet portal:
Website: Edunet Portal
Access Code: BPS2023
Please note, due to the impact that COVID-19 has had on supply chains, please ensure that the Edunet portal states that the device you are considering for purchase is in stock. If it is not in stock, there is a chance that it may not be delivered before the beginning of the 2024 school year. Families may also purchase a device from a retailer (e.g. JB Hi-Fi, Harvey Norman, Officeworks, etc.), or acquire a device through other means as long as the minimum device requirements are satisfied.
Information regarding these requirements is included with Orientation Packages and available below to download.
If you require assistance in selecting a device, please contact our Digital Technologies Coordinator, Jak Francis