BYO iPad Program
Our Strategic Learning Technology Appraisal
Read the Executive Summary of the Strategic Learning Technology Appraisal conducted by consultancy Next Learning this year.
West Leederville Primary School Guide
What iPad should my child bring to school?
- Recommended specs are iPad 5.
- 32GB minimum is recommended.
- Has WiFi capabilities. 4G is not required, nor recommended.
- iOS 10
If you currently have an iPad at home that meets these requirements, your child is most welcome to use that.
Where to purchase your iPad?
Families are free to make their own decisions about where to purchase their iPads.
JB HiFi and Apple will have special offers to buy or lease through their portal to West Leederville Primary School families. Information will be updated as it becomes available. At November 10 2017, JB HiFi is now open. Please see below.
In order to keep the iPad safe and well-protected, it is compulsory for all students to purchase an appropriate iPad cover.
We recommend a case with an integrated, detachable keyboard – Cases we recommend:
- Lifeproof iPad Air Nuud Portfolio Cover & Stand
- Casebuddy tough box children safe case
- Rock Magnetic Bluetooth Leather Case with detachable keyboard.
Safety with your iPad
- Our Internet connection at West Leederville Primary School is filtered through The Department of Education.
- TFX install an additional layer of restrictions on our iPads – We -cannot filter 3G/ 4G.
- Students will only be using Apps that are approved education Apps whilst at school.
- Parents may wish to set up an appropriate rating based on their family values and restrict content in the restriction setting selection on ipads.
School WI Fi and Internet connection
- Students’ iPads will be connected to the School’s Wi-Fi when at school.
- 3G/ 4G is not advisable.
Insurance and Protection
- Your iPad is not covered by West Leederville Primary School or The Department of Education’s insurance policy.
- You may wish to check with your home and/or contents insurer if your existing cover extends to an iPad being brought to school by your child.
- All Apple hardware comes with a one-year limited warranty and up to 90 days of complimentary telephone technical support.
- It is recommended you extend your coverage further with the AppleCare Protection Plan.
In preparation for the commencement of 2019, a list of Apps are required to be downloaded. The list is comprehensive, though not exhaustive and takes into account Learning Areas, as well as the general Apps that will be used across the curriculum. Teachers may request other apps throughout the year.
We recommend parents use their Apple iTunes account to purchase recommended apps or use an iTunes gift card to purchase the required core apps and not a credit card.
From time to time you may be asked to install additional apps.
Family sharing can be turned on at home to allow apps to be shared amongst devices in your home.