iPad Program 2017
Following up 2016’s successful implementation of our iPad program, next year will see our new Year 7’s joining this initiative. iPads are used to enrich the learning experience within the classroom by putting digital resources at the fingertips of our students. The program provides opportunities for innovation and creativity while supporting the excellent academic culture that has already been developed at Oberon High School.
The Apple iPad has been chosen for a range of features including: ease of use, accessibility, ability to function in a managed environment, and portability. The implementation of this program will enhance the learning experience of our students. It will provide opportunities for innovation and creativity while supporting the excellent academic culture that has already been developed.
Two options are being presented in preparation for 2017’s program:
Option A: Bring your own iPad (3rd generation iPad or above)
Students can bring iPads that they have used at primary school or elsewhere. Protective covers are required and also be sure to have any restrictions or management enrolments removed from previous schools.
Option B: Purchase through JB Education
Purchase via JB HiFi Education Solutions
Oberon has partnered with JB HiFi Education Solutions to provide a professional and trusted iPad purchasing solution. iPad packages will be offered with protective covers and insurance/accidental damage options. A link to the purchase portal is available via our school website (oberonhs.vic.edu.au), and will be available for purchasing from September 1st.
Partnering with JB HiFi has enabled Oberon High School access to high volume buying power, enabling us to access lower than retail prices and also credit/lease facilities.
iPad models offered:
• iPad Air 2 32GB WiFi – $508.78
• iPad Air 2 128GB WiFi – $660.55
• iPad Pro 9.7” 32GB WiFi – $774.88
• Protective cover – (Optional cost $44)
• Applecare+ for iPad for 2 years (Optional cost $99.40)
A link to the JB Education portal has been provided below.
The iPads will be used in conjunction with a digital textbook subscription. The digital textbook subscription will allow students to access a broader range of texts at a lower cost than the purchase paper texts that are currently used. This subscription will be reflected on the booklist later in the year. A levy will also be included to allow for the purchase of apps and Office 365 subscription. Protocols for use have been developed and will be detailed at the commencement of the program.
Delivery of the iPads will be made to Oberon High School on the dates indicated below.
Please be aware that your order must be placed at least 3 business days prior to these delivery dates.
Wednesday, 7th December 2016 (order cutoff: 8/12/16)
Friday, 27th January 2017 (order cutoff: 24/1/17)
Wednesday, 1st March 2017 (order cutoff: 24/2/17)
If you have any queries, please contact Mr Josh Baker, Assistant Principal on 5243 4444.