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Bring Your Own Device

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Our school is committed to moving students and staff forward in a contemporary learning environment. This program allows students to bring an iPad to  school to support their learning.

In 2021 we will be  recommending all students from year 3 upwards to provide an iPad for daily use in classrooms.  Students in lower year levels will also be able to bring an iPad if parents choose. These devices can significantly improve student learning and also provide  more opportunities for students to develop their skills in information and communication technology.

iPads are a powerful means of differentiation and personalising a student's education. Student-owned devices facilitate student choice over which tool best suits their learning and communication style.

The BYOx program will strive to ensure students at Elanora State School are provided the very best educational opportunities to match their counterparts in other states and countries and prepare our senior students for high school.  By supporting students to become responsible digital citizens, we enhance classroom learning and skills that will prepare them for their future studies and careers.


Requirements and Technical Specifications for 2021

Each student will need: an iPad 6, 7 or 8 Generation iPad and case.

Please Note:

  • Cellular iPads and iPad minis will not be accepted into the program.
  • Android devices are not compatible with the Intune Company Portal

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STEP 1: Purchase your device

The BYOx parent portals (listed on this page) are offered as a convenient way in which to buy your device, accidental damage cover, extended warranty and accessories. Elanora State School does not endorse nor recommend any particular supplier of IT equipment or accessories. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to compare prices and services from multiple retailers so that they are satisfied that the items on offer represent quality, value for money and meet their needs. Any purchase transactions conducted via the portals are a private matter between the purchaser and supplier.

Product Portals

JBHIFI Password: elanorabyod2021

The School Locker: To access student pricing you must create an account

STEP 2: Create a student apple id

Create a student apple id using family sharing. Instructions are found on the side links.

All students must have their own Child Apple ID, this setup through Family Sharing.  Family Sharing makes it easy for up to six people in your family to share Apps and Books.  Parents have control over content that is on their child's iPad.  Parents are prompted with app requests from their children.


STEP 3: Enrol your device with Microsoft Intune

The school has transitioned to the Microsoft Intune, which is a new Bring Your Own Device connection solution. 

Devices can now be connected at home. All you need to know is your students school username and password. 

iPad enrolling with Intune Company Portal Guide

STEP 4: Bring your device to school

Ask your student to visit the IT Department located in the library to have your device checked to ensure it meets the minimum requirements for BYOx. A Participation and Connectivity Request Form will then be given to the student for you to sign and return. If you have any questions regarding this please contact the  BYOx team at byod@elanorass.eq.edu.au 

STEP 5: Connect your device

Once a completed form has been returned. The BYOx team will then finalize the BYOx process and connect the device to the school network.

Windows Device


Step 1: Bring your device to school

Ask your student to visit the IT Department located in the library to have the device checked to ensure it meets the minimum requirements for BYOx. A Participation and Connectivity Request Form will then be given to the student for your to sign and return. If you have and questions regarding this please contact the BYOx team at byod@elanorass.eq.edu.au

Step 2: Enrol your device

Devices can now be enrolled at home. All you need to know is your students school username and password. 

Below are step by step videos provided by Education Queensland that will show you how to connect your device to Microsoft Intune

Windows 10 enrolling with Intune Company Portal

PDF scripts for these videos can be found under the Intune Guides.

Please follow the simple steps and connect your BYOD device.

Intune is only available  on the Window platform for Windows 10 if your devices is not on Windows 10 please upgrade. This can be check by searching for System Information.


Instructions for Microsoft Office Package


The Microsoft Office Suite can be downloaded by all students onto their personal devices free of charge.
Personal devices include devices in the students home environment as well as mobile devices.
In order for students to take advantage of this offer, students will require an active student login and school email account.
Download Process:
The initial loin page requires a student email address and password with the following authentication page only requiring the MIS username e.g. (jsprat1) and password.
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Last reviewed 28 January 2021
Last updated 28 January 2021