BYOD - iPad Program


Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) is a school program that allows students from years 3 to 7 to bring their own iPad to school and use in the classroom as an additional learning tool.
The BYOD presentation slides are available here for parents who were unable to attend the BYOD information evening.
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Key Features:

Requirements

  • iOS 12+
  • Device is fully functional and is not damaged (e.g. cracked screen)
  • No cellular SIM installed (must use school network/filtering)
  • Student has their own AppleID
  • Cover + keyboard

Recommendations

  • iPad (6th generation), iPad Pro (9.7-inch), iPad Pro (10.5-inch), iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2nd generation). iPad mini 4 is also fine. Identify your iPad model
  • iCloud - "Find My iPad" is switched ON. (anti-theft & tracking)
  • Personal insurance on device

School Policies

Resources


Before Bringing Your Device To School


  1. Ensure the device is up-to-date, running iOS 12 or above. Click here for help updating your device.
  2. Setup an AppleID for your child following these instructions - Family Sharing and Apple ID for your child
  3. Remove any SIM cards or disable cellular connectiity. This is to ensure the device's web access is properly filtered while at school.
  4. Enable "Find My iPad" to enable tracking/remote wipe in case it is lost or stolen. This also enables Apple's Activation Lock , meaning that a stolen device can only be used again by entering the owner's AppleID username/password; this acts as a theft deterant.
  5. Sign Up to Office 365 (free) to use Office Apps
  6. Optional - If you purchased an iPad on or after September 1, 2013, you can download the following apps: Pages, Numbers, Keynote and iMovie for free. These can be used as an alternative or together with the Office 365 Apps.


Disclaimer

The school does not provide repairs/support for BYOD devices. If the device is broken or malfunctioning it is up to the owner to resolve these issues. Please make yourself familar with our BYOD Policy for further conditions.