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1 to 1 iPAD



1 to 1 iPad

Subiaco Primary School

Subiaco Primary School iPad Guide


What iPad is suitable?

For students to engage fully in the 1:1 iPad classroom an iPad which will run the latest version of the iOS operating system is required. This includes:
• iPad 5th generation or newer
Older iPads often cannot run required apps or updates. Families are free to make their own decisions about where to purchase their iPads.
Winthrop Australia is Subiaco Primary School’s service provider (technical support).
They have special offers to buy or lease through the Winthrop Portal to Subiaco Primary School families.

Visit Winthrop Australia Website 



How to Identify which iPad Model you have

On the back of your iPad in the lower centre section, under the word iPad is the capacity (16, 32 or 64GB). Below the storage is the fine print about the iPad. You will see ‘Model’ and a 5 character model number beginning with the letter ‘A’.

Identify Your Model Info 



iPad Cover

In order to keep the iPad safe and well-protected, it is compulsory for all students to purchase a recommended (or similar) iPad cover. Cases we recommend: Longitech, Otter, Case Buddy, Targus, STM case for iPad (JB HiFi). If unsure please check with us.



Accounts and Management

School WI Fi and Internet connection – Students’ iPads will be connected to the School’s Wi-Fi when at school.
3G/ 4G must be disabled.
During the first week of school, families are encouraged to bring their iPad to the library or to Melinda Harris to have their Wi-Fi settings configured.
Winthrop Australia install an additional layer of filter and restrictions on our Wi-Fi network. We cannot filter 3G and 4G, they must be disabled at school.

Restrictions – We strongly urge parents to set up appropriate ratings based on their family values and restrict content in the restriction setting selection on iPads.




In order to fully participate in the iPad program, there are a number of Apps required. Please ensure the full compliment of apps from the list provided are installed ready to be used.
We recommend parents use an Apple iTunes gift card to purchase the apps.
New apps may be required throughout the year and you will receive written notification in advance.
Students will only be using approved Apps at school.

Download the 2019 list of Year 4 Apps Download the 2019 list of Year 5 AppsDownload the 2019 list of Year 6 Apps



Insurance and Protection

Your iPad is not covered by Subiaco Primary School or The Department of Education’s insurance policy. Please check with your home and/or contents insurer if your existing cover extends to an iPad being brought to school by your child. If you purchase your device through Winthrop Australia you may select insurance through Protectsure as an optional extra. 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. An insurance indemnity form for your iPad must be signed before use at Subiaco Primary School.



Cyber Safety

Cyber safety practices are a high priority at Subiaco Primary School and appropriate duty of care is extended to all our digital environments. Students and Parents also have a responsibility in this area to minimize risk or exposure to unsuitable material. Any misuse of digital technology or online tools will be handled in line with Subiaco Primary School’s Behaviour Policy.



Digital User Agreement

All students and parents/guardians must sign a Digital User Agreement to allow their child to access digital technologies, media tools and digital learning environments established or accessed by Subiaco Primary School.

Download Digital User Agreement Yr 4-6Download Digital User Agreement Yr 1-3Messaging and Social Media Agreement



Research Paper and Findings

iPads and Learning at Subiaco Primary School –  In 2015, Subiaco Primary School initiated a 1-1 Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) iPad program across the year 4 classes. A strategic focus was to increase the use of ICT for differentiation and higher order thinking skills and ensure staff were utilising digital fluencies to create and communicate using Information Communications Technologies (ICT). The main focus of the research was to investigate student, parent and teacher perceptions of classroom engagement and learning using iPads.  It is hoped that this study will help inform current and future alignment of digital technologies across learning areas at Subiaco Primary School. Access to the Research Study and the celebrations and recommendations is password protected. Password prompt:  What is our playing area under the trees known as? (one word starting with a capital letter)