Bring-Your-Own-Device Programme



  1. Students can only use College approved and registered devices under teachers’ supervision or with their approval.
  2. Before Class Teacher Period (7:15 am – 7:50 am) and during recess / lunch time (1:10 pm – 1:50 pm), students can only use their devices in their own classrooms.
  3. Students are expected to bring their devices to school each day in a fully charged condition.
  4. Students can use their devices for educational purposes only. If students want to use their devices for research purposes, they should inform their subject teachers about the research areas or the websites they would like to visit and seek for their approval in advance.
  5. Students are prohibited to use their devices for entertainment purposes (e.g. listening to music or watching videos NOT related to their studies).
  6. Students are NOT allowed to install any entertainment apps (e.g. games players) on their devices. Playing games is strictly prohibited.
  7. Students are NOT allowed to use or access any social-networking websites (e.g. Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat) and instant messaging applications (e.g. WhatsApp, WeChat, Telegram on school campus.
  8. Students CANNOT use their devices for inappropriate communications. These include but are NOT limited to the following: harassing, bullying, threatening, making personal attacks, sharing obscene, vulgar language or images that may cause damage to an individual or the College.
  9. Students can only access the Internet via the College’ wireless network and NOT their private mobile networks (e.g. 4G LTE).
  10. Students are prohibited from photo-taking or video-recording without their teachers’ permission.
  11. Students can only listen to audio files with their teachers’ permission on school campus using in-ear headphones. The volume should be kept at a level that does NOT disturb others.
  12. Students should never share usernames and passwords with others.
  13. Students are prohibited from modifying their devices settings without prior approval from the College. The device will be pre-installed the “Mobile Device Management (MDM)” so as to manage its settings systematically. Students are prohibited from removing any MDM certificates installed on their devices.
  14. Students can only use MSC APP store to install applications. Apart from that students can apply for approval from the IT & Resources Committee by completing Application Form (IR81).
  15. Students can only use College-approved applications or programmes on their devices.
  16. Student must comply with copyright laws.
  17. Inappropriate media should NOT be used as a screensaver or background photo.
  18. Students are expected to synchronize / backup their device content to their personal computer and / or free cloud storage provided by the College.
  19. Students are required to check their devices for periodic updates and synchronization.
  20. The unique serial number of each device will be recorded. The devices will be labelled in the manner specified by the College.
  21. Students are required to store their devices in lockers in the classrooms when they are not required to be used in lessons. Also, students are encouraged to take their devices home every day after school, regardless of whether or NOT they are needed. The College is NOT liable for any loss, damage, or thievery of devices brought to school.
  22. Students will be responsible for damages to their devices including, but NOT limited to, broken screens, cracked plastic pieces, inoperability, etc. In case of intentional damage and / or neglect, the student will pay the full repair or replacement cost of the device.
  • Any students violating the terms of this agreement would receive punishment(s) including warnings, black marks, demerits, and / or forfeiture of the rights to bring their devices to school.
  • If reasonable belief suggests that the student has violated the terms of this arrangement, or other school policies, the student’s device may be inspected and / or confiscated.
  • The College reserves the right to impose more severe sanctions at any time depending on the nature of the violation.
In 2017, Wi-Fi access points were installed throughout the campus. Teachers and students may make use of the Wi-Fi network to carry out any online learning and teaching activities. The Wi-Fi network is separated from our wired network with an independent broadband connection. The data transfer rates are summarized below.
Upload & Download Speed Teachers
(Munsang-Staff)
Students
(Munsang-Students)
Parents
(Munsang-Parents)
Guests
(Munsang-Guests)
Councilors
(Munsang-Councilors)
Minimum 1Mbps 1Mbps 1Mbps 1Mbps 1Mbps
Maximum 20Mbps 5Mbps 5Mbps 5Mbps 20Mbps
Refer to the following video for setting up your iPad.
Under the BYOD policy, students are allowed to bring their iPads to school for learning and they should follow the guidelines below.
  1. Students should bring the iPad to school every day.
  2. Students should make sure the iPad is fully-charged before going to school.
  3. Students should use the iPad in a responsible and ethical manner.
  4. Students should use the iPad solely for learning.
  5. Students should protect the iPad from any potential damage or loss. During lessons, students should always bring along the iPad with them. If they need to leave the iPad in the classroom (e.g. during P.E. lessons), the iPads should be put in the locker provided by school.
  6. Students should take the iPad home for learning and charging after school.
  7. Students should not share the iPad with others.
  8. Students should report to their ICT teachers / the technical support office in case of any irregularities in the iPad.
  9. Students should not remove the Mobile Device Management (MDM) profile deployed by the school.
  10. Students should not, by any means, install any apps other than those provided by the school.
  11. Students should not remove the identification label provided by the school.
  12. Students should not use the camera of the iPad to take inappropriate or unethical photos.
  13. Students should observe the Copyright Ordinance whenever using the materials found on the Internet.
  14. Students are encouraged to suggest useful learning apps to the school by filling in the form IR81.
  15. Students should follow the instructions on the use of iPads given by teachers at all times.
To enhance students' learning under the BYOD policy, parents are advised to follow the guidelines below.
  1. Parents should allow their children to use the iPad for learning purpose.
  2. Parents should talk to their children from time to time in order to understand how they learn through the iPad.
  3. Parents should remind their children of the importance of the Acceptable Use Policy (AUP).
  4. Parents should remind their children of the appropriate use of the iPad.
  5. Parents should monitor the learning progress of their children.
  6. Parents should not attempt to install any monitoring software or lock the iPad in order to control their children.
  7. Parents should inform teachers of any irregularities on the use of iPad by their children at home.
  8. Parents are encouraged to ask for teachers' advice if they encounter difficulties in understanding the use of iPad by their children at home.
  1. How can I install apps on the iPad?
    App store will not be available on the iPad.
    Teachers may fill in a request form IR71 and submit it to the IR Committee and installation will be done by technical staff.
  2. How can I update apps on the iPad?
    Manual update by teachers is not available.
    A scheduled batch update through the MDM will be done on a regular basis.
  3. Do I need my personal Apple ID to use the iPad?
    No. As the iPad is a teaching tool, it is not suggested that teachers login with their personal Apple ID (for privacy issue).
    A managed Apple ID will be created for each teacher for backup purpose.
  4. Can students use the iPads other than lesson time?
    Students are allowed to use their iPads during recesses and lunch hours in their homerooms only.
    F.1 Students are allowed to use their iPads after school in the library only.
  5. Can students play games with their mobile devices on school campus?
    The only purpose for using the mobile devices is learning. Games, besides educational ones, are not allowed.
  6. Can students use their personal iPad for lessons?
    No. Students must use the iPad purchased via our school.
  7. How can I find my MAC address of my mobile device?
    Please refer to the following link.
    Guildeline for finding MAC address
  8. How can I get help if I encounter technical problems related to the iPad?
    Please feel free to contact Mr. WONG Cheuk-hang, Mr. MOK Ka-lun or the technical support office.
  1. How can I install apps on the iPad?
    App store will not be available on the iPad.
    Students may fill in a request form IR81 and submit it to the IT Department. After the approval from teachers, installation will be done by technical staff.
  2. How can I update apps on the iPad?
    Manual update by students is not available.
    A scheduled batch update through the MDM will be done on a regular basis.
  3. Do I need my personal Apple ID to use the iPad?
    No. As the iPad is a teaching tool, it is not suggested that teachers login with their personal Apple ID (for privacy issue).
    A managed Apple ID will be created for each teacher for backup purpose.
  4. Can I use the iPads other than lesson time?
    Students are allowed to use their iPads during recesses and lunch hours in their homerooms only.
    F.1 Students are allowed to use their iPads after school in the library only.
  5. Can students play games with their mobile devices on school campus?
    The only purpose for using the mobile devices is learning. Games, besides educational ones, are not allowed.
  6. Can students use their personal iPad for lessons?
    No. Students must use the iPad purchased via our school.
  7. Can I charge my iPad in school?
    No. Students are not allowed to charge mobile devices unless with the prior approval from a teacher.
  8. Can I let my classmates use my Wi-Fi account?
    You should never let your classmates use your Wi-Fi account. Every student has his or her own Wi-Fi account and is not allowed to use teh accounts of others.
  9. How can I get help if I encounter technical problems related to the iPad?
    Please feel free to contact Mr. WONG Cheuk-hang, Mr. MOK Ka-lun or the technical support office.

Background and Objectives


The Education Bureau (EDB) has launched the Fourth Strategy on IT in Education in the 2015/16 school year and established WiFi campus for all public schools to facilitate e-learning through the use of mobile computer devices. A number of schools have adopted the “Bring Your Own Device” (BYOD) policy to further exploit the advantages of using mobile computer devices in learning. As the development of BYOD may create financial burden on students from low-income families, the Community Care Fund (CCF) will implement this Assistance Programme, starting from the 2018/19 school year for three years, to subsidize needy primary and secondary students studying in public sector schools to purchase mobile computer devices.

Eligible Beneficiaries


The beneficiaries of the Assistance Programme must fulfill the following requirements:
  1. studying in government, aided (including special schools), caput, Direct Subsidy Scheme primary or secondary schools, and receiving Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) from the Social Welfare Department or full grant/half grant of the School Textbook Assistance Scheme from the Student Financial Office of the Working Family and Student Financial Assistance Agency; and
  2. studying in schools and classes implementing e-learning and adopting BYOD.


Use of Subsidy


During the three-year implementation period, each student beneficiary will receive the subsidy for purchase of a mobile computer device once*. The amount of the subsidy will cover the cost of the mobile computer device, mobile computer device management system to be installed on the device, basic accessories (e.g. screen shields and protective covers) and a three-year warranty.
  • When a student beneficiary is promoted or has changed to a new school using a different device and the original device could not meet the learning needs in the new school, the beneficiary could then apply for an additional subsidy for purchasing a new device. In such case, the student concerned is required to return the used device to the original school.


Level of Subsidy


For students receiving CSSA/full grant, subsidy will be provided to cover the full cost of the device and the items mentioned above. In the first year of the Assistance Programme, the maximum subsidy for each student is $4,500. In other words, the subsidy provided is the actual cost of the items or $4,500, whichever is lower. For students receiving half grant, the subsidy provided is half of the actual cost of the items up to $2,250. The maximum level of subsidy will be adjusted annually according to the movement of the Composite Consumer Price Index.

Disbursement Arrangements


To ensure that funding from CCF is used directly to subsidise needy primary and secondary students for purchasing mobile computer devices to facilitate e-learning, the subsidy will be disbursed to schools for purchasing the devices for their students. In the light of the design of their respective e-learning programmes and the needs of their students, schools can determine the device specifications on their own and make bulk purchase on behalf of their students.

Implementation Period


Since schools are at different stages of implementing e-learning, and have their own policy and time-table, they can participate in the Assistance Programme accordingly by phases during the three years implementation period starting from the 2018/19 school year. For details, please refer to the EDB Circular Memorandum No. 71/2018.

Enquiries


For enquiries, please contact the IT in Education Section of the Education Bureau at 3698 4149 or 3698 3584.

Please visit https://www.edb.gov.hk/en/edu-system/primary-secondary/applicable-to-primary-secondary/it-in-edu/ITE-CCF/ccf_index.html or https://www.edb.gov.hk/tc/edu-system/primary-secondary/applicable-to-primary-secondary/it-in-edu/ITE-CCF/ccf_index.html (Chinese version) for details of the program.

For new applications, students should download the form and submit the competed form to the IT Support Office.