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Warners Bay High School

Warners Bay High School

Quality Education for All

Telephone02 4954 9488


Bring Your Own Device

laptop keys


Chromebooks are our preferred Device. Windows and Mac laptops are also supported.   



acer chromebook


Suggested Device Options.

The following criteria should be considered in making your purchase.

  • Protective Case.
  • At least 4GB RAM .
  • For Chromebooks at least 16GB Storage but it is recommended that 32GB devices or higher if working offline for long periods of time. Windows devices will require at least 128 GB hardrive storage.
  • Wireless (2.4GHz/5GHz).
  • Operating platform - Chromebooks - Windows 10 - IOS (Apple)
  • Insurance/Product Care etc - the school is unable to replace or repair damaged devices.


Is BYOD Compulsory? 

Yes. All Year 7 students from Term 1 2017 and all Year 8-12 from Term 4 2017 will be expected to have their own Chromebook or alternative BYOD device. A large percentage of our intake will come from 1:1 laptop pubic schools and those students as well as students with pre-exisiting Windows or iOS devices at home will not be expected to purchase a Chromebook if their device is still operational. The school will make every effort to support Year 7 students who are not in a position to purchase their own Chromebook, but it is strongly recommended that your student comes to WBHS with their own device. If this is not possible we have a collection of old laptops and devices in staffrooms which are still operational and will cater for students for short periods of time.

For Year 8-12 it is an expectation that all students bring a device. As Google Classroom is rolled out through these years a device will become more important in the classroom.

What is a device? -  Any laptop, hybrid laptop or tablet which has wireless capability and a keyboard. .


Software - See the Software Section to learn about free software available for BYOD and Home devices.


For further questions ring the school number and ask for

Mr Husband (HT Admin, VET, Technology) or Mr Voigt (Technical Support)


If you have an ACER device and have issues, please contact Acer below. 

Acer Supporton the Web

Acer warranty support - 1300 365 100



Technology support is available to help assist connecting BYOD devices to the schools wifi.  Technology Helpdesk can be found above the Library in D block. 

Connect to the "DETNSW wifi using your student username with @detnsw after it. 
eg.  bruce.wayne@detnsw.
IOS Apple devices will need to select Auto in the wifi proxy settings for DETNSW.
Android and chrome details where required:
   Identity is your usename@detnsw
   Server Certificate: do not check
   Server Type :PEAP
   Automatic Proxy Configuration : http://pac.det.nsw.edu.au/fib/proxy.pac
   Tick share proxy