Dapto High School

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Bring your own device (BYOD)

Bring Your Own Device is a policy that allows students to bring their own computing devices to school. Students will use their devices for many purposes in the classroom developing technological skills for school, work, and life. Our BYOD policy encourages students to be creative, engaged digital citizens and actively participate in their own learning.

The school has an open BYOD policy, allowing each family the freedom to select a device. Tablets are allowed but we are finding that a laptop is the best option for students. To support the BYOD program we offer access to a range of free software.

Office 365, G Suite and Adobe Creative Cloud are provided for all students you do not need to purchase any additional software.

Students can access these services through the use of their @education email address.

We cannot stress enough how important it is for every student to have a charged working device every day. We ask family to make this a part of your routine to check on the device, make sure it is in good working order and is charged every night for the next school day.

Dapto High School employs a full-time Technical Support Officer to help students with their devices and is available to parents to answer any questions.

We understand that it can be quite difficult for families to provide devices for each child. We recommend Chromebooks as a low-cost solution for families. For more information please check the BYOD page on the Dapto High School website. For further questions, information or families that may need a temporary loan of a laptop please contact either

Mr Moore or Mr Toole   PH: 4261 1416

Deputy Principal – Darcy Moore – darcy.moore@det.nsw.edu.au

Technical Support Officer - Adam Toole – adam.toole5@det.nsw.edu.au

BYOD User Charter 2021



HP Portal - Click here to visit Dapto High School Portal

School log-in code is: DaptoHS            

To make purchasing a laptop easier we have set up a portal with a range of laptops for parents to pick from.

The benefits of the HP Portal are:

  • *Optional*  Accidental Damage Protection. There is risk associated with bringing a laptop/tablet device to school we recommend purchasing a laptop with accidental damage protection. The laptop will be covered for drops, spills and cracked screens. 
  • Competitive pricing for a durable laptop made for daily use
  • 3 years warranty over the standard one-year warranty
  • Claims can be handled at the school by the TSO

BYOD Specifications

Having an open BYOD policy allows families to choose a device that best suits them. Size and weight are important consideration with daily travel to school and home. Don’t forget a protective case and to enforce that they are used.

We ask you to avoid purchasing tablets, iPad etc. For non-Chromebook, we would recommend

  • 4GB Ram minimum, 8GB Ram recommended
  • Storage of 128GB or higher with a solid-state hard drive
  • 14” or smaller,  keep it portable so it can fit in a student’s bag
  • For any high end, high priced laptop please investigate purchasing a suitable insurance option


Chromebooks run Google's Chrome OS. These machines are designed to be used primarily while connected to the Internet, with most applications and documents saved automatically and securely through the cloud. Chromebooks are a great low-cost option for families on a budget, they are available from retailers.

Plagiarism policy

Plagiarism is copying the work of somebody else & claiming it as your own. This person can be an author, artist, photographer or another student.

The most common (but not all) actions students do to plagiarise are:

  1. Copy from a source (e.g., book, another student or web site) & hand it in to their teacher as their own,
  2. Change a few words in a sentence & claim it all as their own work,
  3. Copy images & not acknowledges source.

Students need to respect the work of others & reference sources of information in a bibliography. It is also important to use quotes "    " when using words of another author.

Remember, it is always better to put information into your own words. This lets teachers know you have understood the work.

If a student is not sure of what to do then refer to your teacher or to the Teacher Librarian.

All students need to be aware that plagiarism will be penalised by zero marks or N awards.

Adobe Creative Cloud is FREE! 

From the start of Term 4 2020, access to the latest applications available in Adobe Creative Cloud is via single sign-on for all students and staff, for work-at-home (WAH) use on personal devices!  The department's Adobe software intranet page has been updated with the latest information. A special information page for students is also available.