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eLearning (BYOx)


Developing innovative ICT users, connecting to the world through technology


Contemporary learners demand seamless delivery between school and home and the school is responding to this demand by providing 24/7 access to teaching and learning materials through the Learning Place. eLearning at Cairns State High School is embedded within the whole school approach to curriculum delivery. 

  • especially those subjects with Curriculum to the Classroom (C2C) units which are based on the Australian Curriculum and include ICT Expectations.

  • Library Online provides students with access to online databases, recommended web based resources and eBook

  • The International Baccalaureate Diploma Program offers on-line support using Manage​bac for classwork, assessment schedules and submission of student work.

  • A number of subjects use online training modules for self-paced learning.


***Do you need extra support setting up your laptop?***

New students who are having trouble setting up their laptop and require some extra assistance can meet with one of the Tech Crew on either Saturday morning 2 February 2019 or Tuesday evening 5 February 2019.

Online bookings essential, go to the "Book Tickets" button at the links below:

Please note: these sessions are only available to those that are experiencing difficulty. Most students are set up.

BYOx Program 

  • Since 2016 Cairns High has all year levels bringing their own laptop to school.  This is managed under the Bring Your Own "X" (BYOx) program.

  • Student laptops will need to meet minimum requirements in order to be able to operate within the school's network (4Gb RAM, 128Gb storage, Windows + 5Ghz WiFi).

  • In order to participate students and parents/carers are expected to sign the Student BYOx Charter to guarantee appropriate use of laptops whilst at school. They must also pay the Network Enhancement Fee.

  • The school will present an information evenings about the program and the minimum requirements for students' devices. 

  • The school has prepared a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document to assist parents/carers to understand how the BYOx program will operate.  

Third Party Websites
A range of subject areas access websites to enhance teaching and learning at our school. Some of these sites provide access to interactive learning activities, software for programming and tools for presenting information. 
Students in Years 7 to 10 and some IB students will also access their textbooks via a cloud based application, ReadCloud
Parental/guardian consent is a requirement by law under the Queensland Information Privacy Act 2009. Third party website consent forms need to be completed when students are required to create an account or provide personal information to a third party website which is any website which is accessed at school but hosted and managed outside of the Department of Education and Training (DET) network. 
The list of the Third Party Websites​ ​currently accessed by students at Cairns State High School have been assessed for risk by the Department of Training Internet Filtering Team and deemed to be of low and medium risk for security. 

Student email accounts and Passwords


Student usernames are the first initial with the first four letters of the surname followed by a number. Student email addresses are the student's

The password is the same as used to log on to the school Wi-Fi, Web printing, school computers and the BYOx Logon connector. You can reset a known password here or all teachers can reset forgotten passwords. 

Access students email here 

Preparing and Connecting your BYOx

Each year in December, Current students are emailed a simple program called Prepare_4_BYO. For new Students this may happen in  mid/late January (when the email accounts are setup). 
Students can check their webmail here. This program will help them to
  1. Create a correctly named user account (Surname_FirstName),
  2. Name their computer (with their MIS ID).
The Student Checklist is a guide for parents and students to get information on what to do before bringing the device to school.
Previous manuals and step by step guides are still available for

Installing Microsoft Office

 Microsoft Office Student Advantage allows the students to install the Office suite of software for free. 
  1. Visit the student Webmail

For further info you can go to this website for the information and links to download and install (here is a step by step guide to help you).  

On site support

Students are welcome to visit the help IT desktop before and after school and during lunch breaks for extra assistance.
You can also email
During Business hours, phone 40503077 

Vendor portals

Vendor portals are now available as an option for parents purchasing a BYO device. The use of these portals is not mandatory and they are provided by vendors as a convenience for parents. The school i​s not involved in the private transactions between parents and the vendors.

Cyber Safety

Students at Cairns High are encouraged to use technology as an effective tool in their learning and education. We promote the responsible use of the digital device and recommend the use of the CyberSmart website for information on the safe use of technology.  

Financial Hardship and Laptops Under Repair

We understand that for some families a laptop may be too expensive or occasions when a student laptop may be under repair. Our school can provide day loan laptops, please read the following document for details.
Lyndell Sellars | Head of Learning Resources | T 4050 3076 | E