Gympie State High School offers all sudents the access to technology for the purpose of learning in class.
It is now mandatory that all senior students have access to a device through one of the options available to them. It is not mandatory for Junior students however strongly recommended that they consider how they will be able to make this occur in the coming future.
From 2016 all students will be able to bring their privately owned devices to school and securely connect to our school network. This will give students access to the internet as well as resources and printing.
In 2016 students in years 11 and 12 can continue to have the option to participate in a 1 to 1 laptop program that is funded by user pays fees. This program provides students with a school purchased device. This is maintained and insured by the school. It has school owned software and the students enter into an agreement
to be a part of that program. Students in Years 11 and 12 can alternatively choose to participate in our BYOx program. The BYOx Program will be offered to all year levels in 2016.
Gympie State High School is asking that parents lend their support to this very valuable and innovative program. Strong support from parents is paramount to the program's success.
A successful Computer and Technology Program at Gympie State High School is dependent on:
- A strongly supported culture and vision across the whole school community
- Development of student centred learning methods
- Ongoing professional development for staff