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Teaching and learning

Developing innovative ICT users, connecting to the world through technology.

Contemporary learners demand seamless delivery between school and home and the school is responding to this demand by providing 24/7 access to teaching and learning materials through the Learning Place. eLearning is embedded within the whole school approach to curriculum delivery.

  • especially those subjects with Curriculum to the Classroom (C2C) units which are based on the Australian Curriculum and include ICT Expectations.
  • Library Online provides students with access to online databases, recommended web based resources and eBook
  • A number of subjects use online training modules for self-paced learning.

BYOD program


In order to participate:

  • student laptops will need to meet minimum requirements in order to be able to operate within the school's network:
    • Windows Operating System
    • 8Gb RAM
    • i3 processor or higher
    • 128Gb storage
    • 5Ghz WiFi
  • students and parents/carers are expected to sign the Student BYOD Charter to guarantee appropriate use of laptops whilst at school
  • students and parents must also pay the Network Enhancement Fee

The school will present an information evenings about the program and the minimum requirements for students' devices.

The school has prepared a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document (PDF, 756KB) to assist parents/carers to understand how the BYOD program will operate.

Third party websites

A range of subject areas access websites to enhance teaching and learning at our school. Some of these sites provide access to interactive learning activities, software for programming and tools for presenting information.

Students will also access their textbooks via a cloud-based application.

Parental/guardian consent is a requirement by law under the Queensland Information Privacy Act 2009. Third party website consent forms need to be completed when students are required to create an account or provide personal information to a third party website which is any website which is accessed at school but hosted and managed outside of the Department of Education (DoE) network.

The list of the Third Party Websites currently accessed by students have been assessed for risk and deemed to be of low and medium risk for security.

Student email accounts and passwords

Student usernames are the first initial with the first four letters of the surname followed by a number. Student email addresses are the student's username@eq.edu.au.

The password is the same as used to log on to the school Wi-Fi, Web printing, school computers and the BYOD Logon connector. You can reset a known password online or all teachers can reset forgotten passwords.

Students email can be accessed at http://owa.eq.edu.au.

Preparing and connecting your BYOD

Each year in December, Current students are emailed a simple program called Prepare_4_BYO. For new Students this may happen in mid-to-late January (when the email accounts are setup).

Students can check their webmail. This program will help them to:

  1. Create a correctly named user account (Surname_FirstName).
  2. Name their computer (with their MIS ID).

Installing Microsoft Office

Microsoft Office Student Advantage allows the students to install the Office suite of software for free. To do this:

  1. On the top right corner, click Install Office 2016.

For further info you can refer to the step by step guide (PDF, 344KB) to help you.

On site support

Students are welcome to visit the IT Technicians before and after school and during lunch breaks for extra assistance.

Cyber safety

Students are encouraged to use technology as an effective tool in their learning and education. We promote the responsible use of the digital device and recommend the use of the CyberSmart website for information on the safe use of technology. 

Financial hardship and laptops under repair

We understand that for some families a laptop may be too expensive or occasions when a student laptop may be under repair. Our school can provide day loan laptops, please contact the school for a day loan application form.