BYOD iPad Program
Classrooms in years 5 and 6 operate a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) iPad Program. We are excited about this program and see technology as far more than a tool for word processing and gathering information. Whilst computer skills and competencies are important, it is essential that we provide our students with 21st Century skills that enable them to communicate share and use information to solve complex problems. We must create innovative learners who are able to adapt their ways of thinking and expand their methods for productivity. The iPad provides access to a range of applications that will support students in processing information and building understandings of content and concepts. It additionally offers the students the ability to design, create, share and solve problems.
As technology evolves, so too must our minimum specifications to ensure that we can offer students the most successful program possible. Updated models continually offer increased processing speed, functionality and greater IOS update capabilities. We are however, aware of the financial burden on our families and as such, would like to leave options as open as possible as to what device you can bring.
The required specifications for Year 5 students in 2018 are:
iPad 5th Gen, iPad Air 2, iPad Pro
32 GB minimum
Please be aware that older devices may not work to optimal levels.
Further information regarding the 2018 BYOD program can be found on the pdf file below.
To assist parents with purchasing a device, JB Hi-Fi are offering GPS families a number of purchase options. Below you will find a link to JB Hi-Fi iPad Purchase Portal - Please click 'BYOD & 1:1 Programs' and then use School Code GISPS2018