What is MyTech
Next year we will begin implementing MyTech as part of the College's ongoing technology development. Under MyTech every secondary student will bring their own device to The College. In many schools it is called a BYOD (bring your own device) program. This means teachers will no longer have to wait until they are able to book a computer room and then move their class out of their often specialised classrooms to access computers for a lesson. It will allow teachers and students to access a wide variety of online learning activities and tools at any time, in any lesson, while they are still in their normal classrooms. The rollout of MyTech will begin in Term 3 next year when students in Years 8 and 9 will bring their own device to The College. In 2018 Years 7 and 8 will bring their own device. This will then flow into senior years as students move up. By the beginning of 2020 every student in Years 7-12 will be bringing their own device to The College.
The MyTech rollout for each year group
2017 Term 3 2018 Term 1 2019 Term 1 2020 Term 1
Year 7 Year 7 Year 7
Year 8 Year 8 Year 8 Year 8
Year 9 Year 9 Year 9 Year 9
Year 10 Year 10 Year 10
Year 11 Year 11
Year 12
It is an exciting initiative that will bring more flexibility and innovation to the classroom environment. We recognise that although there will be lots of new educational opportunities, there are also many issues and legitimate concerns that the new technology may bring with it. As we move towards the rollout of MyTech there will be lots of questions that will need to be answered. We will regularly address the common questions that parents may have about MyTech.
The MyTech question and answer booklet
You can download the MyTech Q & A booklet here