At TIGS, we believe there is no substitute for sound teaching and learning practices but we also recognise the importance of technology. As we prepare students for life in the 21st century we must equip them with the skills to utilise technology responsibly and empower them for lifelong learning.

To do this effectively, we have adopted a ‘Bring Your Own Device’ (BYOD) policy for students in Years 7 to 12. We believe that placing the technology of choice into the hands of our students provides the opportunity for individualised learning, increases independence, and promotes self-initiated learning within and beyond the classroom.

The BYOD policy allows students to use the device with which they are most comfortable and with which learning will be most effective. Recognising the importance of choice, we do not recommend specific brands and models of devices.

On commencement, student laptops will need to be connected to TIGS wireless and a security certificate installed. TIGS needs Administrator Access to each student’s laptop to achieve this. Please ensure that:

  • Students have administrative rights to their computers to install crucial programmes at school.
  • Students’ accounts are changed to an admin account or a new account is created for them that has admin rights.

Further information on the minimum requirements to which each device should conform can be found below.