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Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

The ‘Bring Your Own Device’ (BYOD) scheme allows parents to use an existing family owned device or purchase a new device of their choice that meets the minimum requirements of the school. The student will be required to have the appropriate software to meet the subject requirements that they intend to study.


Although you may choose to use a BYOD device at school, this still requires the payment of an annual $100 / $125 fee to support the costs associated with the running of a BYOD program. 


The BYOD device will be able to connect to the school wireless network and access the school’s filtered Internet connection as well as access some of the school network drives. Printing from BYOD devices is supported. Because of the potentially broad range of devices and configurations across all student-owned devices, only minimal assistance might be possible through the ICT Helpdesk for issues beyond connection to the network and installation of Adobe software. ​


Breakdown of BYOD Service Guarantee fee

  • BYOD – Concierge style Wi-Fi device connection subscription fees,
  • Infrastructure requirements to support the BYOD scheme,
  • Software license fees especially designed for BYOD devices (Inc. Adobe Master Collection),
  • Technical support to connect to the school Wi-Fi and printers, and install Adobe software,
  • Basic diagnosis of device software/hardware issues and recommendation of course of action (e.g. warranty claim, uninstallation of software, etc.).


Software Links for BYOD Students

Below are links to software downloads available to state school students and students who have registered through the Kenmore SHS BYOD  program. 

They include Norton Security with Backup for only $10 per year; five copies of Microsoft Office; and links to Adobe trial software downloads that we can active at school to become full-versions:

​Provider Details and Link
​Norton Antivirus

​​​Symantec offers the Norton Security anti-virus product to state school students for use on one of your devices at home. The product can be used with Windows, Mac, Android or iOS devices.

Norton Security with Backup offer

​Microsoft Office Install Office 365 Student Advantage package on your home computer.

Read how to install on a home computer.
Read how to install on a MAC.
​Adobe Creative Cloud

Trial versions of Creative Cloud applications are available here.
Students can install from home and bring their device to the ICT Helpdesk to have trial-licences activated.

Adobe Creative Cloud Desktop Apps

Alternatively, the full 'Design and Web' and 'Complete Collection' suites are available for install at school via the ICT Helpdesk. Once installed, Helpdesk staff will activate the licence.

Please note that the Complete Collection suite particularly is quite hardware-intensive. See the system requirements for Adobe Premiere Pro and Adobe After Effects.


A breakdown of Adobe software entitlements:

​Version ​Applications Included
​Design and Web ​Adobe Photoshop CC
Adobe Illustrator CC
Adobe InDesign CC
Adobe Acrobat XI Pro
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom
Adobe Photoshop Elements
Adobe Dreamweaver CC
Adobe Flash Professional CC * 
Adobe Fireworks
Adobe Edge Animate
Adobe Muse
Adobe Captivate
Adobe Media Encoder CC
​Complete Collection Adobe Photoshop LightRoom​*
Adobe Flash Builder Premium Edition *
Adobe Premiere Pro CC *
Adobe After Effects CC *
Adobe Audition CC *
Adobe SpeedGrade CC *
Adobe Prelude CC *
Adobe Encore *


Complete Collection includes all Design and
Web applications.

* 64 bit version only

Apple Mac OS 10.6 and higher is already 64 bit

See the system requirements for all Adobe Creative Cloud suite applications.