The Apple iPad is a very popular device, particularly in education. The demand for devices are also stressed around the Christmas holiday period. For this reason we recommend that parents purchase student devices prior to the end of the academic year.
Devices ordered through Winthrop will be delivered to the College and setup for you prior to being collected before the beginning of the new academic year.
Purchasing through Winthrop will have the added advantage of taking part in the Device Enrolment Program (DEP) which will mean your iPad will be configured for WiFi and email, download the necessary apps and automatically setup the device for school prior to collection from the College.
If you decide not to purchase through this method you will be required to bring the device to the College during January to have it configured.
To ensure that your son or daughter is able to participate in all learning activities and install the necessary applications for their classes we strongly recommend students have at least an Apple iPad Air 2 (Wi-Fi only) 32GB. However, this minimum requirement is over 6 years old, so to ensure that longevity and consistency in their classroom experience it would be encouraged to purchase one of the devices listed below.
* iPad mini is not suitable and cellular devices are not required.
* Upgrade to iPad Pro 10.5" or iPad Pro 12.7" at parents discretion.
To ensure your device is protected we also recommend that you purchase as hard wearing case, consider a protection plan and purchase the compulsory applications. The College recommends the following:
- STM Dux Case
- AppleCare+ - AppleCare Plus Protection Plan provides hardware coverage directly from Apple and includes up to two incidental damage coverage, each subject to a $65 service fee (see below)
- $50 iTunes Gift Card - used to purchase compulsory Apps outlined below.
** Other accessories e.g. Apple Pencil or Smart Keyboard can be purchased at parents discretion.
Winthrop Australia has put together bundled packages to offer considerable savings if parents purchase the device and accessories together. Below are the recommended bundles, however, other combinations exist on the Winthrop BYOD Portal.
iPad Apps For Education
Teachers at Corpus Christi College utilise a core set of free applications to enhance learning, however, there are some applications which do cost money. To participate in learning activities students will be required to purchase the following apps: