General Tips

BYOD - Protective Cases: A must for your BYOD


Students are frequently moving around the school and when doing so, or when not using them in classes, their devices must be protected in a bag or case.
For lessons where their device is not needed at all, it should be securely stored in their locker.
When choosing a bag, consider the size, weight, carrying options, protection offered and a soft lining (if not using a protective sleeve). For examples click here

Protective cases and covers are also available via the Parent BYOD purchase portal.

Tablet protection

While they are quite robust, tablets as a minimum require covers to protect their screen.

To further boost productivity, covers with built-in keyboards can make tablets more 'laptop like'.



  • A carry bag with shoulder strap allows students to carry their device securely when travelling between classes. Soft sleeves or inserts can provide further protection inside a bag.
  • Full body covers can provide scratch and dent protection, with some versions including handholds or built in stands.

For more information about tablet guidelines, click here.

Laptop protection

Laptop bag

  • Laptops normally only require a suitably sized laptop bag with a shoulder strap.
  • Soft sleeves or inserts can provide further protection inside a bag.

For more information about laptop guidelines, click here.


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