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BYOd Information for parents

Select from one of the below for further information regarding the James Nash SHS BYOd program.

​JNSHS BYOd Short Term Loan Agreement (PDF 214KB)



BYOx Student Charter


Help files for using your BYOd at JNSHS

Parent Information


JNSHS BYOd Community Information Sessions

Tuesday February 24; 6pm-7pm 

Thursday March 5, 4.30pm-5.30pm (repeat of previous session)

BYOd Community Information Session




Saturday May 2, 1pm-4pm

BYOd community events


Device​ Specification

​What device should students use?
Mobile computing ​​device use at JNSHS is governed by the learning experiences teachers deliver.   With this in mind, we have determined that many computing devices may meet the learning needs of students at this school.  We do not recommend one specific device, however do provide our best advice as a set of device minimum specifications.
Standard Device minimum specifications for students in general studies:
Operating System: Windows 7, 8 or 10
Processor: Intel Core i3  1.7 GHz  64-bit capable
Installed Memory: (RAM)  4GB Memory 
11" screen
Keyboard and mouse

Premium Device minimum specifications for students in multimedia or graphic studies:
Operating System: Windows 7, 8 or 10
Processor: Intel Core i5 3GHz  64-bit capable
Installed Memory (RAM):  8GB Memory 
11” screen although we recommend 15” screen or larger
Third party graphics card  
Keyboard and mouse
320GB Hard Drive


Frequently asked questions


Device use in each faculty

Each Head of Department has identified the ways the BYOd will be used in each associated subject and unit of study.  Students and parents can use this information to help inform them of the extent to which a computing device will be required for learning in grades 10, 11 and 12 at JNSHS. 


There is a lot of information listed for your perusal.  Use CTRL-F (hold Control and press the letter F) to activate the find function.  Type the name of the subject into the search bar to assist in more efficient location of the specific information you need.


Devices listed as Standard will be sufficient for subjects that predominantly use Microsoft Word/Excel/PowerPoint and online sources.   Students intending to undertake Art, Graphics and Digital Technologies subjects should consult the 2016 Subject Selection Handbooks for further information regarding whether to use a Standard or Premium device.


Purchase Portals

Datacom(supplies Dell devices)
username : state
password: state

The school advises that parents using the Datacom link that they should not purchase iPads, Macbooks or Chromebooks. iPads are not sufficient for much of the work undertaken in Senior subjects, Macbooks don't well work on EQ networks and Chromebooks won't work on the EQ network at all.

The Windows based devices provided by Datacom either meet or exceed the JNSHS minimum specifications.



School/EQ supplied software



Students have to opportunity of installing antivirus software for student at reduced cost from Symantec​. We advise families to wait until the purchase of their BYO device before accepting and installing this software.

Adobe Creative Cloud is available for JNSHS BYOd students.

This product is not available as a web based download as not all schools have paid for this resource for their students. 

Students who would like the Adobe Creative Cloud for their laptop should see the school's technicians (Tech Room in Student Services precinct) for the software installation package and product authorisation process.



School Contacts

Program Information
Karen Swift
Head of Department – ​Information Technology

Device questions
Ryan Hodge
Mobile Device Technician