Muirfield High School values the rich learning experiences that interactions with technology facilitates. The promotion and advancement of these interactions is core to the school's educational philosophies. The school provides a rich variety of technology resources to its students through computer labs, portable laptop classrooms, interactive whiteboards and class sets of tablet computers. This BYOD policy aims to augment these facilities with technology that belongs to the student.
From 2019, Muirfield will implement a mandated student-owned laptop, requiring students to bring their own laptop to school. This will commence with Year 7 2019 and progressively continue through the year groups. For the year cohorts with the student-owned mandated device, this policy must be read in conjunction with the BYOD guidelines.
In implementing its Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policy, Muirfield High School empowers its students and gives them direct involvement in the way they use technology in their learning. At the same time, BYOD enables teachers to augment school-delivered technology and adapt to this new heterogeneous BYOD environment without losing the core technological capabilities on which they have been able to rely. Muirfield High School provides considerable freedom to students in their choice of technology and in their use of technology in the classroom. The school does so with the expectation that students will make good decisions with regard to their personal use of technology.