Mildura West Primary School aims for each student to be an engaged, connected 21st century citizen capable of shaping our future.

We have a strong and exciting ICT program at Mildura West. This includes a '1 to 1' iPad program for grades 3 to 6, access to class sets of netbook and chrome computers, cameras, robotics equipment, Google Apps and much more. As part of the iPad program students have an iPad device to 'support and enhance' their learning. This is their primary device for learning and allows instant access to a range of school-based digital resources. It also allows for greater personalisation of their learning.

The Grades 3-6 BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) iPad program involves each student from grades 3 to 6 bringing an iPad to school to use for their learning. The program is only successful if we all work hard to make sure student devices are ready to use when they come at school. We need parents and students to follow the iPad program expectations below. Please ensure the following with your child’s device.

Expectations

• Students bring their iPad for learning each and every school day

• The iPad is fully charged

• The iPad has a protective case

• Any home apps are not to be used at school

• There is sufficient storage available for school apps and saving of documents

• Families follow the guidelines set out in the Acceptable Use Agreement sent home.

iTunes accounts

The school does not require students to have iTunes accounts. However, we understand that parents and students may wish to create an iTunes account so additional software and apps can be loaded onto the device. It is highly recommended that you set up an iTunes account that you can manage. If you already have an iTunes account you can create a family account for your child (Instructions are here:  https://support.apple.com/en-gb/102617)

Our program allows for 24/7 access to the device at home and at school to further extend the learning and to improve links between home and school.  Parents are not required to provide software. However, parents are able to install additional apps on the devices provided the primary role is for student learning.

Our school provides:

  • Software apps for each student
  • An iPad Helpdesk for 'Parent' and students
  • Wireless Internet access
  • Technical support

Why iPads?

  • Instant on / Faster to load / Long battery life
  • Applications are not expensive 
  • Best tablet apps for Education 
  • User friendly / intuitive 
  • Personalised device 
  • Access to 24/7 learning options
  • Less complexities 
  • Has a good integrated camera for images and video 
  • Availibility of many creative apps
  • Easy multimedia creation 

Students at Mildura West still have access and use netbooks and chromebooks as part of their learning. Our aim is to develop ICT savvy students that can use digital technologies across a range of devices.

For any question regarding our iPad program please use the contact form or email: branson.darrel.l@edumail.vic.gov.au

Teacher and Students