Frequently Asked Questions – Read this information first!
This flyer 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.
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