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Kandos High School

Kandos High School

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Do I need to provide my child with a laptop?

As of January 2020, the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) program was rescinded, and the NSW Department of Education introduced funding to ensure all students have access to laptops and the technology required for their education. However, we encourage parents to provide their child with a laptop for daily school use, as well as assessment tasks and at home studies. 

If you child does not have access to a computer or laptop at home, Kandos High School students are able to borrow laptops from our School Library under special circumstances. 

How much internet will they use at home?

Kandos High School recognises that many of our students do not have access to the internet outside of school hours, or that their access is limited. Students should talk to their teachers if they have concerns about this, as there are many ways this can be addressed.

For example, by using the Microsoft Office Desktops Apps, it is possible for students to do most of their work offline, then synchronise and back-up once they get to school in the morning. This will reduce the amount of internet download your student uses at home. 

I'm concerned about the weight of my child's backpack

We encourage parents and children who are worried about the weight of backpacks to enquire about renting a locker. A locker can be rented for one year for $5.00. Students can use the locker to store all paper books at school, meaning that only the laptop needs to be carried back and forth.

Who is responsible for the device at school?

The ultimate responsibility for the condition and safety of the device lies with the student. Kandos High School does not accept any liability in the case of property damage or theft.

What are the expectations for charging devices?

It is expected that students bring their devices to school fully charged. They should bring their charger to school as a back-up, however there are limited charging points in some classrooms so this option is not always available.

What can I do if the laptop has an issue?

In some circumstances, teachers or admin staff are available to help with minor issues. However, the owner is ultimately responsible for ensuring the laptop is in working condition. We encourage you to discuss warranties and repair policies with the vendor from whom you purchased the laptop.

How can I make sure that my child is safe online?

If you have any specific concerns, please feel free to contact the school.

There are many general resources available for parents, including:

All online activity that occurs over Department of Education internet connections is logged and archived, and can be made available in the event of a serious legal issue.

There are also parental controls available for Windows devices. For more information, see: