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NBSC Balgowlah Boys Campus

NBSC Balgowlah Boys Campus

The Boys Campus of the Northern Beaches Secondary College

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Technology & E-Learning

BYOD 2018

What is BYOD?

Digital technology and its use permeates all areas of the school curriculum.  The Bring Your Own Device Program requires students in Years 7 , 8 and 9 to bring a personally owned computing device to school every day for the purpose of learning.


For more information  - see the BYOD page.



DEC school students have access to free software packages from both Microsoft and Adobe.

The Microsoft package consists of Microsoft Office  and Microsoft Windows 10. The Adobe packaged contains the Adobe CC package. 

As part of the DEC's Enterprise agreement with Adobe, students can download and install the Adobe Creative Cloud for free on one personally owned device.

Adobe CC is a set of software applications that empower students to work with digital media such as photos, movies and websites. These are professional tools used widely in industry.

As part of CC, the following software will be available to download:

  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • InDesign
  • Dreamweaver
  • Aftereffects
  • Adobe Premiere Pro
Also avaiable for download are: 
  • Photoshop Elements
  • Premier Elements


To get a copy of this free software, follow these directions: 

  • Please go to your student portal for your free copy of this. 
  • If you have trouble please see the TSO in the library.


Click  here  to view special sofware packages that is available through the Department of Education and Communities.



All DEC students are provided an email address and a student portal. The account is available 24 hours after enrolment. Please see Mr Host for the password for this accounts. Your account name is made up of your first name, dot, last name, then a number. You will need this account for all access to the internet and email.


This email address will be used for all official correspondence. This is also the account that Board of Studies information will be sent to.


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