Penshurst Public School

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Bring your own device

Bring your own device (BYOD) programs are part of an international move towards individualising learning, which can increase independence and self-initiated learning in students and extend their learning beyond the classroom. Students who have their own devices have been found to take greater pride and ownership over their learning. 

Access our information pack Penshurst Public School BYOD information pack (PDF 485KB)

Chromebook purchasing portal

Penshurst Public School has arranged a purchasing portal for parents and carers to purchase school approved chromebooks. This portal is exclusive to Penshurst Public School and offers three Chromebook models: an Acer, HP and a Lenovo. It is, however, not mandatory to purchase from the portal, Chromebooks may also be purchased from your preferred retailer.

To purchase an approved Chromebook, please go to, and click on Register where you will be prompted to enter your email address, activation code (penshurst2018) and a password of your choice. Once you have completed these steps you will be able to see the available products for purchasing.

The purchasing portal will go live from the 6 February 2018 to 5pm on the 28 February 2018. Orders will be delivered to the school from 16 to 22 March.

Once students receive their Chromebooks, Penshurst Public School requests that every student clearly label their device. Furthermore, students must purchase a case, bag, or sleeve to protect their device. A set of headphones is also recommended for use when listening to multimedia resources in order to minimise noise levels in class.

Cyber safety and acceptable use

Our school's BYOD program allows our school to introduce safe information and communications technology (ICT) practices in a relatively controlled environment. We require all parents and students to sign an acceptable use document before they can use any form of ICT within our school. Early in Term 1, students will learn about not giving out personal information, cyber-bullying, safe and appropriate online language, what to do if a student feels unsafe.

How can I control what my child sees at home?

There are various available options to ensure that the internet in your home is being used safely. We recommend that students only use their devices when they are in the company of a parent orguardian, this will ensure you children are aware they are being monitored.

Furthermore, there are numerous existing programs which restrict the internet sites that your child can visit. Below are links outlining the details of free and paid programs that you can download to ensure your child is safely accessing the internet.

School notices

Penshurst Public School outlined the exclusive purchasing portal and Chromebook models within the BYOD purchasing portal notice (PDF 20KB)

The BYOD initiative has been rolled out throughout the school and communication been provided to parents within the BYOD Year 3 to Year 6 notice (PDF 89KB).

School contacts (bring your own device)

Stephanie Munzone -

Kim Olm -