Hybrid Tablet Program

The use of hybrid tablets have been an integral part of the classroom at Frankston High School since 2006. There have been many demonstrated benefits to using a hybrid tablet in an education setting. Over the last decade, the inclusion of a digital pen significantly improved performance for students when solving Science and Math problems. Using the digital pen, they produced 56% more non-linguistic content (diagrams, symbols, numbers), which improved a student’s ability to produce appropriate ideas, solve problems correctly, communicate and build on complex ideas, make accurate inferences about information, and learn during note taking and knowledge creation.

The research shows this is one of the most important components in ensuring the suitability of hybrid tablets for learning.  Please view the following:

It is very important that you access and read all of the information regarding products, package inclusions, ordering processes and prices.

All students receive access to the following software regardless of device (This software is available to students only while enrolled at Frankston High School):

• School email account (similar to xyz0001@fhs.vic.edu.au)
• Microsoft Office 365
• Adobe Creative Cloud
• Various other packages depending on classes undertaken


On this portal you will find a range of education specific Microsoft Surface devices.

These products have been specifically chosen as they are the most suitable products for the use of students within Frankston High School. Each Microsoft Surface device bundle includes a 2-year standard warranty with an extended warranty, up to 3 years cover. (This extended warranty is only available for purchases made through this portal)

All orders will be delivered to your nominated JB Hi-Fi store for collection. You will receive both an email and an SMS notifying you once your order is available for collection.

Any questions about the devices or the Hybrid Tablet Program itself, please email itservicedesk@fhs.vic.edu.au or call 9783 7955.

Any questions about how to use the JB Hi-Fi EDUDATION BYOD portal or any orders you have placed through the portal, please email byodsupport@jbhifi.com.au or call 1300 730 548o.


You are welcome to source a device outside the JB Hi-Fi Education BYOD Portal.  Alternative devices will only have limited support and we will do our best to help with issues, however we can only provide basic support for the operating system and applications.

Recommended Minimum Specifications

  • At least a dual core processor
  • At least 8GB memory (16GB for Media subjects)
  • Internal Storage of at least 128GB (256GB for Media subjects)
  • Screen size of min 10” and max 16”
  • Must be able to hold a charge for the whole school day (6-7 hours)
  • Running Windows 10 or 11 or MacOS

We do not support ChromeOS, Android devices or iOS (iPads)

Any questions about the Hybrid Tablet Program itself or if you would like to verify if a specific device would be suitable, please email itservicedesk@fhs.vic.edu.au or call 9783 7955.

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