At Mindarie Primary School, students in years 4, 5 and 6, are invited to bring their own iPad to school every day as part of our BYOD program. The BYOD program is a voluntary initiative aimed at increasing student access to technology. Students who do not have their own device will continue to have access to school iPads as often as is practical.
Digital technologies are increasingly transforming the way we work, live, learn and play, offering new opportunities, better tailoring of educational choices, and unprecedented access to services and resources. Mobile devices, such as iPads, and their associated apps can be used in educational settings as a tool to substitute, augment, modify and redefine teaching and learning experiences.
It is critical that parents support their child’s learning by ensuring the iPad is sent to school each day, is fully charged, and has the required apps installed with updates regularly maintained. The school will manage any apps that your child will require for learning – including paid apps that the school will install using our Mobile Device Management software, Jamf. This process will enable your child and the teacher to make the most of the device both at school and at home.