Getting iPad Ready
For great learning, a BYOD program requires students, teachers and parents to work together. On this page we have gathered some valuable resources for you at home to get iPad ready with your child.
Firstly, you need to know that at school we have taken steps to ensure that your child's device is used solely as a learning tool. We have a software program that allows us to manage the devices students bring to school, allowing them to access our internet and restricting them from getting onto apps that cause trouble. This program is called Jamf Schools and by clicking here you can read a little more about it. You also get access to their parent app which puts some great parenting tools in your hands.
There is a set up process required for enrolling your child's iPad into this software. In this link you will find step by step instructions for preparing the device.
We know that this might be the first Apple product in your house. If this is the case you will need to set up an Apple ID. Click here for information about how to create an Apple ID.
At Leumeah High School we want to ensure that as parents you know the tools available to you to keep your child safe and focused on learning, while they are using their iPad.
Family Sharing will allow you as the parent to set up your child's ipad under your profile. You can monitor and control purchases, restrict which apps they download and find their iPad should it get lost. Click here for information about how to set up Family Sharing.
Screen Time is designed to allow you, the parent, to monitor and control how your child uses their iPad. You can remotely lock their iPad and set times for when you want them to use it. For example, you might set their iPad to lock while they should be in bed sleeping or lock them out of using certain apps. Click here for information about setting up Screen Time.
What does a BYO iPad student need?
We ask that all BYO iPad students have the following:
iPad - For students commencing in 2022 students must have a 6th Generation iPad or newer. If you are purchasing a device we strongly recommend purchasing the newest generation possible as this has been proven to be more economical over time. Students may have an iPad pro or Air but an iPhone or iPad mini will not be appropriate. Similarly an iPad is the only device we are supporting. Students from Leumeah High School can access discounted student prices from EducomIT. If it is affordable for you additional storage can be helpful.
A sturdy case - this is to try an prevent any damage that may occur to the device. Student may like to purchase a keyboard case but this isn't a requirement.
Headphones - This allows students to listen to audio content during lessons without interrupting their peers. This is only at the teachers request and not for listening to music.
Wireless charger - we know that kids will be kids and for technology this means occasionally forgetting to charge their device. A wireless charger means students can get on with their learning without having to sit next to a power-point.
Apple Care Plus - We recommend this one, but it is up to parents. This is additionally insurance for the device that will likely give many parents peace of mind. Click here to see what it's all about.
Apple Pencil - While the pencil has some nice functionality, it is a luxury. Students will get use out of a Pencil at school but it is not a requirement.