School Device Information

School Device Information

School Device Information

Years 4 to 8: iPad Requirements

iPad Program
Launching in 2011, St Hilda’s was one of the first schools in Australia to introduce a 1:1 iPad program. Your daughter will require an iPad that is running the latest version of iOS and be at least a 128GB capacity for school use. The minimum iPad requirement includes all full-sized iPads.
NB: iPad mini devices cannot be included as part of our 1:1 iPad program as they are not suitable due to external exam requirements (NAPLAN).

The entry level iPad 10.2 is perfectly suitable; however, we allow you the flexibility to also choose an iPad Air
or iPad Pro model if you wish to do so. (links below).

https://www.apple.com/au/ipad/ 

It is also required that all students have a Keyboard and an Apple Pencil. The Apple keyboards are recommended, they are well suited to the iPad and require no Bluetooth connections. Logitech also makes a range of keyboards that you might also consider.

iPad Setup
To set up your iPad you must first have an Apple ID. While our school understands that some parents may already have an Apple ID, we strongly recommend that a new Apple ID is created for each student participating in our 1:1 program.

Through Apple’s Family Sharing options, parents are now able to create an Apple ID for their children. This provides a level of parental control options that most parents are comfortable with.  It is vital that each student is provided with a password for their new Apple ID account to enable them to download new Apps as required from time to time in class.

For more information please visit: https://support.apple.com/en-au/HT201084

Purchasing your daughter’s device
We make no stipulation about where parents might purchase their daughter’s iPad.

The Apple Store at Robina has provided excellent service to the St Hilda’s community, and we have no hesitation recommending them. St Hilda’s parents qualify for education pricing discounts at Apple.  You can shop online via the link below and have your devices delivered or mention that you are a St Hilda’s parent when in store. https://www.apple.com/au-hed/shop

JB-HiFi have also provided competitive pricing and parents can shop online via the link and code below.

www.jbeducation.com.au/byod     School code: sthildas2021

Click here to view the JB Hi Fi Toolkit for Parents: Bring Your Own Device to School

If you have any questions about the iPad program, please don’t hesitate to contact
Mr Geoff Powell
Head of St Hilda’s Learning Institute
E: gpowell@sthildas.qld.edu.au
M:  0403 545 160

Years 9 to 12: Laptop BYOD Program

BYOD (Bring your own device) Program
In Years 9 to 12, the move to a BYOD environment supports our educational philosophy of offering student’s choice and flexibility in order to cater for an individual’s learning style and technology preference. In keeping with this approach, we make no stipulation as to the technology senior girls bring to school.  We provide Wi-Fi access to the Internet, our email system, Learning Management System and a range of school provided software to freely download.  We encourage and support this self-management as the girls prepare for tertiary study and other adventures upon graduation.

Our experience is that most girls choose to move to a laptop device in Year 9. Currently the vast majority choose one of the MacBooks (https://www.apple.com/au/mac/) while some choose a PC Laptop. Some girls continue to bring and use their iPad for some tasks. We feel it is important that students use a device in class that they are comfortable with and one that suits their learning style. A list of software available is below.

 

It is important that the student device is capable of loading and running this software. Any MacBook or PC laptop with the minimum of an i5 or i7 chip, 8GB or more of RAM and a 256 or 512GB SSD is suitable.

Calculator
If your daughter is in Year 11 or 12 and has chosen Math Methods and Specialist Maths she will require a TI-Nspire™ Non CAS by Texas Instruments graphing calculator.

Purchasing your daughter’s device
We make no stipulation about where parents might purchase their daughter’s device.

The Apple Store at Robina has provided excellent service to the St Hilda’s community, and we have no hesitation recommending them. St Hilda’s parents qualify for education pricing discounts at Apple.  You can shop online via the link below and have your devices delivered or mention that you are a St Hilda’s parent when in store.

https://www.apple.com/au-hed/shop

JB-HiFi have also provided competitive pricing and parents can shop online via the link and code below.

www.jbeducation.com.au/byod     School code: sthildas2021

Click here to view the JB Hi Fi Toolkit for Parents: Bring Your Own Device to School

Software
As part of the school’s software licensing, we can provide free copies of the following software to students for both iPad and MacBook / PC Laptop.
Please note: In order to access these free copies, students will need a St Hilda’s email address and password. New enrolments will be able to download this software in their first week at school after they are provided their St Hilda’s email details. Please do not purchase copies of this software prior to beginning school as you are entitled to free copies upon enrolment.

Microsoft Office
Word, PowerPoint, Excel, OneNote, Teams and OneDrive.
For MacBook/PC Laptop – go to the link below and sign in with your St Hilda’s email and password.
Make sure to choose School or Business and not Personal when you install Office.
https://www.microsoft.com/en-au/education/products/office

For iPad apps – simply go to the App Store and search for each program Word, PowerPoint, Excel, OneNote, Teams and OneDrive.

These are all free downloads. When you first open them, you will be asked to sign in with your St Hilda’s email and password.  Make sure to choose School or Business when you install OneDrive.

Adobe Suite
Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat, Premiere Pro, Light Room, After Effects etc.
For MacBook/PC Laptop – go to the link below, and sign in with your St Hilda’s email and password.  It is a small button in the top right corner.
Make sure to choose School or Business and not Personal when you install Adobe software.
NOTE – if you already have versions of Adobe on your device, you may need to uninstall them before you can install CC 2020.
https://www.adobe.com/au/creativecloud.html

For iPad apps – simply go to the App Store and search for Adobe. These are all free downloads. The offerings are slightly different for iPad. There is now a version of Photoshop, and Illustrator will arrive by the end of the year.

When you first open Photoshop, you will be asked to sign in with your St Hilda’s email and password.  Make sure to choose School or Business when you install OneDrive.

If you have any questions about the iPad or BYOD program, please don’t hesitate to contact

Mr Geoff Powell
Head of technology and
Head of St Hilda’s Learning Institute
E: gpowell@sthildas.qld.edu.au
M:  0403 545 160

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