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Choose Your Own Device (CYOD) Program


CYOD overview

Choose Your Own Device (CYOD) is a term used to describe a digital device ownership model where students use their privately owned devices to access the departmental networks and information management systems in an educational setting.​

Our College aims to have all students functioning efficiently as 21st Century Learners. By the time our students leave school, especially those now in primary year levels, the world will be an even more technologically dependent environment.
​All students will be able to bring their privately owned devices to school and securely connect to our school network. This will give students access to the internet as well as resources and printing.  This program is called ‘Choose Your Own Device’ (CYOD).
Kawana Waters State College asks that parents lend their support to this very valuable and innovative program. Strong support from parents is paramount to the program's success.  

Benefits of CYOD

  • A solution to maintain a 1-to-1 model for our students, providing them with access to technology for learning 24/7
  • Greater capacity to participate and deliver inquiry / project based learning with greater student choice and differentiation
  • Students are comfortable and confident using a device they are familiar with at school and at home
  • Students can personalise their device to suit their own learning
  • Allowing choice in the purchase of device make/ model/ type
  • Creating a diverse community of devices helping to evolve learning through emerging technologies
  • Promoting reciprocal learning between staff and students in a contemporary learning environment

Parent/ Student Purchasing Assistance


Please See below for partner relationships that we have been building with external vendors to better support our parent body with device purchasing.
We cannot endorse these companies, nor​ do we require you to purchase through these vendors exclusively.
We have arranged with them to make the parent's experience with purchasing simpler and it is your discretion to use these or not.
We do not receive incentives, monetary contributions, nor do we personally gain from dealing with these companies. All benefits are directed to the students and parents purchasing the devices.

All companies listed have the minimum device specifications for the College and the devices have been filtered to only include those that meet our requirements.
Please click on the name of the company to view their portal/ offers for students/parents.

Joyce Mayne are located in Sippy Downs and Maroochydore and have offered to give discounts and extra support to the parents of Kawana Waters State College.

Joyce Mayne also offer Technical support and repairs for devices at a cost, including those purchased elsewhere. Please see the above link to access this offer.

Please refer to the Device Minimum Specifications​ for the classes that your students is in when purchasing a device. 

JB HiFi Education is an online store which have offered to give discounts and extra support to the parents of Kawana Waters State College through this purchasing portal. Part of our partnership with this company means that devices on this site meet our College specifications and you will get piece of mind that the machine will do the required job.

Please refer to the Device minimum specifications​​ criteria for classes to determine which category to choose the device from.

Please enter this school code on the linked site​ to access this offer:

Dell offer Kawana Waters SC students access to their online portal which gives discounts and access to machines that meet the school requirements.

Please refer to the Device minimum specifications​ criteria for classes to determine which category to choose the device from.

Please enter these login details on the linked site to access this offer:
Username - kawanastatecollege
Password - Kawana

Plese contact the IT Manager at the College if you have questions or concerns relating to this information.
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