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

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 Air 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 Air 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

Device: Apple iPad Air with Protective Case

Specifications iPad

Minimum Preferred
iPad Air iPad 5th or 6th Generation
iOS 11 iOS 11
32G 128G

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 Finance Packs later this year.

Joseph Banks Secondary College

Joseph Banks Secondary College