BYOD – Student Laptops

BYOD for 2024

Kangaroo Inn Area School offers a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) portal through JB Hi-Fi Education. BYOD is optional at the school, however it’s recommended for secondary students as it ensures they will always have access to a device at school and home.

BYOD Toolkit & Information for parents

The BYOD portal can be accessed by going to

Use code: KIAS2024

We offer several different Windows & MacBook options that are suitable for all subjects and support any software that is required. Microsoft 365 is provided to all students at Kangaroo Inn Area School and students can simply download the software and login using their EdPass ( email) account to activate and start using it.

BYOD Setup

Connecting to Wi-Fi

  1. Connect to the school WiFi (KIAS_Secure) using your school username & password.
  2. Open your web browser (Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome or Safari) and go to to download & install the SWiFT certificate. Follow the instructions on the website to install the correct certificate for your device and then restart your web browser.

Activating Microsoft 365


  1. Open a Microsoft 365 app (Word) and login using your email address. This will activate the software and you can start using it straight away.


  1. Open the App Store, search for and install the ‘Microsoft 365’ app. This app includes Word, Excel & PowerPoint.
  2. Search for and download ‘OneDrive’.
  3. Open Microsoft 365 and login using your email address to activate the software.

Logging into OneDrive

  1. Open ‘OneDrive’ and enter your email address
  2. Follow the prompts
  3. Remember to save all of your school work on OneDrive, this will ensure that it can be accessed on any other device that you login to and is safe if anything happens to your device.

Adding the printers


Open your web browser and go to 0957svrfp1:9163/setup – simply follow the instructions on the PaperCut Portal to add the printers. When prompted, use your school username & password to connect and use the printers.


Use Spotlight Search (Command + Spacebar keys) and find ‘Printers’. Press the + button and add the required printers. When prompted, use your school username & password to print (ensure you use the correct username firstname.lastname and not your MacBook username which will be prefilled).

Student and Staff Links

The Student and Staff Links page can be accessed by going to the link below – it’s a good idea to bookmark it.