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My child already owns a learning device. Do I still have to opt-in purchase of the PLD?



We strongly encourage parents to purchase the school’s PLD as we would like to ensure that your child is able to enjoy the same learning experience and platform as their classmates, including benefiting from the 3-year warranty and 3-year insurance covered during their education years in BBSS.


If your child prefers to use their personal device (i.e. not Chromebook), kindly note the following:

  • Incompatibility issues may occur when installing software and applications;

  • Parents may have to resort to visiting external shops for repairs if the device faces software/hardware issues, as there is no warranty and insurance coverage under the school;

  • Due to the nature of the DMA, the school can only support Chrome OS devices (Chromebooks).

  • Important: Do not install Chromium OS or Chrome OS on a Windows or Android device. It is not considered a “Chromebook”.

If your child’s personal device is a Chromebook, the school will then ascertain whether:

  • The technical specifications and features of his/her personal device are on par with (or better than) the school-prescribed Chromebook, and

  • It meets the minimum requirement and OS version to support the Device Management Application (DMA), with reference to MOE’s guidelines.

Upon completing and passing the assessment, the school will then assist in installing the DMA on your child’s personal device (uninstalled upon graduation).

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