West Wallsend High School

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Bring Your Own Device-Computers


West Wallsend High School has been working hard to improve technology and learning environments across the school this year these include:

  • Greater access to laptops for use in the classroom
  • Engaging learning programs
  • Flexible learning environments
  • Emerging technology equipment
  • Improved WIFI infrastructure for student use.


In response to parent/carer requests, our Technology Team has established discounts and recommendations for families who wish to purchase a personal device for use in the classroom.  The BYOD portal has been provided by Harvey Norman in conjunction with The School Locker and can be accessed via the web link below.


  • BYOD is not mandatory. Smartphones can be used as devices (classroom rules apply). There are also a limited number of devices available for student use during lessons; inquire with our Tech Team.
  • Minimum specifications for year groups and/or subjects are recommendations only based on our network standards and the software commonly used.  Please consult the WWHS Recommended Specs document prior to purchasing to reduce conflicts with our network.
  • Apart from the setup of WIFI, technical support for BYOD is not provided by WWHS.
  • Devices of varying budgets and requirements are on the portal with more devices being added regularly.
  • Parents & Carer's can purchase a device of their choice from any retailer. The portal has been organised to provide a user friendly option with educational discounts.
  • Students using BYOD in the classroom will require a signed WWHS BYOD Policy and permission form next year.
  • Students will need to book a time with the WWHS Tech Team to obtain WIFI settings.


We hope you find this information useful. 

WWHS Spec for BYOD (pdf 360 KB)