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This year it has been fantastic to see the number of students bringing in their own device continue to grow and we appreciate the support that parents/care givers have provided.

Below is a flowchart outlining the options for students in 2022.

 

1:1 SUMMARY CHART 

 

 

Year 7, 8 and 9

iPads will continue to be used in 2022.

 

Year 10

Students in year 10 will transition from their iPads to Laptops in 2022. JPSS strongly advises transition to laptop particularly for heavy computer use subjects, however if the iPad is appropriate for students they can continue to use this.

It is recommended that students purchase a laptop or device with detachable keyboard.

 

Stage 1 and 2

JPSS strongly advises a laptop to assist with their studies particularly for heavy computer use subjects. However if the iPad is appropriate for students they can continue to use this. Students may also elect purchase an iPad Pro or Surface Pro device.

 

DEVICE REQUIREMENTS

 

At John Pirie Secondary School we are fully aware that BYOD can cause a certain amount of anxiety for families but at the same time it is exciting. The Leadership, Digital Pedagogies and IT Team are committed to helping everyone, answer questions and alleviate fears.

To assist in purchasing devices, the school has partnered with JBHI, a portal in which families can purchase recommended devices at education pricing. For more information regarding accessing JBHI Portal, please see below. 

Families may also seek a No Interest Loan Scheme (NILS) available through Uniting Country SA.

 

If you are considering purchasing a device for a student, the IT department recommend the minimum specifications as these devices will connect and run with our system:


It is also worth considering additional cost items, such as extended warranties, and care protection for device. Carry cases and individual protection are also recommended for the device. If purchasing through School Locker (see below), these are all optional extras.

If you already have a device meeting the minimum technical specifications, there is no need to purchase an additional device as long as it connects to the school system.

 

Please note: Chromebooks are generally not sufficient devices for education as they have minimal storage space and due to being required to run all software online, they do not have the same functionality and resources available when using in specialist subjects. Chromebooks will not be supported onsite and therefore it is not recommended as a purchase option.

 

SOFTWARE

All students at John  Pirie Secondary School have access to Office 365 which provides students the opportunity to download Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint and One Drive. Microsoft Publisher is available at an additional cost.

 

APPLE APPLICATIONS

All required applications will be available to students through the self-service application. Paid applications may be suggested but will not be required and it will be up to individuals should they select to purchase these applications. There are many free educational applications which will support the learning of students. All students will need to set up their iPad with access to the iTunes Store.

 

PURCHASING OPTIONS

You may choose to select from an Apple Device or Windows Device. Year 7, 8 and 9  students are required to purchase an iPad.

All devices may be purchased from any retail outlet or you can take advantage of parent portals at JB Hifi and Edunet.

These portals provide you the opportunity the shop online through a personalised school website where you:

  • Receive special education pricing
  • Select from school approved devices
  • Delivery to your home or business
  • Options for peripeherals, such as Apple Pencils and cases
  • Options for accidental damage and theft protection

 

JB Hi-Fi

  • Visit the JB Hi-Fi portal for JPSS - address and link is below.
  • Enter School Code - for our school it is jpss2022
  • Select what product range you are interested in.
  • Select your device and build your own BYOD solution with accessories.
  • Add to cart and Check out - this will involve entering your personal details for shipping reasons.

http://www.jbeducation.com.au/byod/

 

Edunet

  • Visit the EduNet portal for JPSS - address and link is below.
  • Year7 - 9 Access Code is JPSS2022J
  • Year 10 - 12 Access Code is JPSS2022S
  • Select your device and build your own BYOD solution with accessories.
  • Add to cart and Check out - this will involve entering your personal details for shipping reasons.

http://johnpiriess.technologyportal.com.au


 

 

 








 

 

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 November 2021 13:34