Joseph Banks Secondary College runs a one-to-one computing device program to enhance student learning.

Middle School (Years 7-9)

After much research regarding the best technology to use to support the teaching and learning programs at Joseph Banks College, we decided on the Apple iPad as our supported Bring Your Own Designated Device (BYODD) and request that each family support the provision of this for students by acquiring an Apple iPad for their child.

Outlined below are the minimum specifications information you will need and it is important to ensure these are met in order to enable the student to access the internet though the College’s WiFi network as well as accommodating the electronic resources provided by the College.

The downloading of the electronic resources will be enabled through either home internet connections or through the College’s network.

As the device is purchased by the family and is personal property, the College can take no responsibility for the loading of content by students which are deemed inappropriate. Also, insurance coverage for the loss or accidental damage to the device is required and is the responsibility of the parent.


BYODD Minimum Specifications

Specifications iPad

In 2021 the College will support iPads running iPadOS 13 and above.

A list of compatible devices can be found by clicking here

Specifications Protective Case
Minimum Preferred
A protective case which provides adequate protection against accidental drops for iPad and screen STM Dux, Tech 21 or similar
Specifications Insurance
The BYODD must be covered by insurance for theft and accidental damage.

For example: This could be arranged through Home and/or Contents Insurance, purchased as a separate Portable Device Insurance policy or a combination of insurance and Apple Care Plus.

You should investigate these options yourself. Joseph Banks Secondary College will not recommend one option over another or broker any arrangements.

Specifications Device Set Up

The iPad will need to be provisioned by the College’s IT Team.Joseph Banks Secondary College uses Zulu Desk as a Mobile Device Management tool, and this along with the Apps required for school will be installed on the iPad.More information will be provided in the Welcome Packs later this year.


Senior School (Years 10-12)

Senior School students are permitted to utilise an iPad or laptop in Senior School, provided it is IEEE 802.11ac wireless network compatible. Please be aware that Android devices are not compliant with the College’s wireless network and are not permitted.

To confirm if your device is compatible, please contact the ICT team by emailing or by calling the helpdesk on (08) 9303 7456.

Joseph Banks Secondary College

Joseph Banks Secondary College