Crestwood High School

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Bring your own device

Crestwood High School is working in partnership with Hewlett Packard (HP) to provide you with a simple and easy way to buy an appropriate bring your own device (BYOD) product for your child's education. 

Please go directly to the Crestwood High School page on the HP shopping website.

Alternatively, look at the Crestwood High School BYOD Flyer detailing the offers and features available.

About the bring your own device program

The bring your own device (BYOD) program allows students from Years 7 to 12 to bring in a device that suits their own educational requirements. 

Students who bring a device to school are responsible for that device. Crestwood High School will not take any responsibility if a device is damaged, lost or stolen. Smart phones will not be connected to the network.

Device specification requirements

Wireless connectivity

Dual band, 802.11ac wireless connectivity. (This may be marketed as WiFi-5)

(The device must be able to connect to a 5GHz network)


DET provided copy of MS Office must be installed by the end of Week 2 Term 1.

Anti-Virus software




A Quad core x 64 processor will be required for some DET provided Adobe packages and specialised subjects in later years.

Physical Specifications

10” minimum screen size.

A sturdy keyboard with keys that physically move when depressed is recommended. (This type of keyboard allows for faster typing. It also prolongs the life of the device.)

Battery Life

Getting the most out of your battery life

A device with a battery life capable of lasting a minimum of 7 hours from full charge.

It is the students’ responsibility to ensure they bring the device to school fully charged. Student will also be responsible for using the device in a manner that allows it to retain charge for the whole day.

Provisions for charging of the devices at school is not permitted.

Data Back-up

Students will be responsible for the backing up of all data to a separate device; for example, a USB or DET provided cloud storage.


Students and parents are responsible for the maintenance, repair and upkeep of the device.

In accordance to Crestwood High School’s Assessment Policy, a damaged device is not accepted as a reason for the late or non-submission of work.

School staff will assist with connecting student devices to the DET wireless network.

A guide on how to download, install and activate the free DET enterprise software will be available on the schools website. Software will be available to new Year 7 students from the end of Week 1.

Department of Education licensed software packages

The Department of Education has purchased licences for several software products for students to use at school. As part of these licences, Department of Education (DoE) students are able to download a copy of several software packages for personal use, on one computer.

For information on how to download and install Microsoft Office, download the Microsoft Office Installation Guide

Setting up OneDrive

For information on how to download and install Adobe products, please download the Adobe on BYOD Guide

For further assistance, please contact Mr Matt Smith on (02) 9639 7422. Alternatively, email


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