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Programme Information

The College provides iPads for students in Prep through Year 3.

All students in Years 4 to 9 will require an iPad as their core Information Communication Technology (ICT) to support learning at school and home.  The iPad’s compact design, long battery life, accessibility, ease of use and functionality make it an ideal tool to facilitate learning in an information-rich environment.

Students in Years 10 to 12 have the option to bring their own device (see requirements below).

Subjects with specialist ICT requirements also have access to technologies designed to address specific learning requirements.

iPad Requirements
The minimum requirements for a parent-supplied iPad:

  • a full-sized 32GB iPad i.e. it must not be an iPad mini.
  • a recent iPad capable of running the latest iOS.
    • 12.9-inch iPad Pro
    • 11-inch iPad Pro
    • 10.5-inch iPad Pro
    • 9.7-inch iPad Pro
    • iPad 8th generation
    • iPad 7th generation
    • iPad 6th generation
    • iPad 5th generation
    • iPad Air 2
    • iPad Air 4th generation
    • iPad Air 3rd generation
  • a WiFi only model to reduce cost to parents and to ensure internet traffic at the College is filtered.


Families make their own decisions about where and how to purchase iPads.


BYOD Minimum device specifications (10 – 12)

  • Physical Size: 13″ Screen size or larger
  • Processor: Intel Core i5
  • RAM: 8Gb
  • Storage: 256Gb SSD
  • Operating System: Windows 10 or Mac OSX Mojave (10.14)
  • Wireless Compatibility: 802.11ac
  • Battery Life: 6 to 8 hours minimum
  • Antivirus Software required


Other Requirements

    • Headphones: we recommend students use volume restricted, over-the-ear headphones.
    • Extended warranty and a robust case: we recommend the purchase of an extended warranty e.g.
      Apple Care+. We strongly recommend a robust case to minimise potential damage, for example, the Griffin Survivor and the LifeProof cases are both highly effective.


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