Please find links below outlining information parents need to know about the BYOD iPad program at Wandina Primary School.
Frequently Asked Questions – Read this information first!
The Future of Digital Technologies at Wandina PS V1 2017 Flier for parents.
This flier will answer your questions about the BYOD program such as – Why have we chosen to go BYOD ?, Why is it important for your child to have access to technology?, What type of iPad does my child in year 2-6 need?
Do I need to provide an iPad for my child? The school will have a small bank of iPads available in each classroom for some students to access. Students will have limited access to a school iPad throughout the day and may have to share the school iPad with a group of students. Pre-Primary and Year 1 students will also have access to the iPads in the classroom to support the achievement of the Digital Technologies outcomes outlined in the Australian Curriculum.
Cyber Safety – The Department of Education provides all schools with Internet access. This access is provided with ‘Dan’s Guardian’ which provides filters and security to provide a safe and secure web browsing experience for the students whilst they are on-line. Schools are further able to enhance these security settings by blocking sites, phrases and file extensions as an added level of on-line safety.
The school is currently investigating an iPad app called Curbi which provides parents and the school with the ability to manage the children’s iPad experience, prevent in-App purchases, ban adult content and establish firm boundaries that control the iPad.
Towards NAPLAN On-Line – Flier information for parents
iPad Purchasing Comparison Chart – Information about competitive prices to purchase iPads.
Screen Time Links
Wifi and Health fact Sheet
Cheat sheets and other information for parents