St Joseph’s Catholic High School has an integrated a BYODD (Bring Your Own Digital Device) Apple iPad/Laptop Program for all students. This program is to prepare them for a world that demands they address and manage information, communication and collaboration in many areas of the workplace and their personal life. Students will have around the clock access to resources and learning support material to assist them in their learning journey.
For 2020, students will be able to bring a Apple Laptop from as early as Year 7, therefore we are giving families the option to BYODD an iPad or Apple Laptop from Year 7 onwards. This decision has been made to better prepare students for the proper use of a device as an educational tool from earlier on in their high school journey.
For more information on the BYODD program please click here
THE FIRST DAY
Students will need to bring their device on the first day of the year. There will be a lot of information passed onto them on this day during meeting and initial lessons where they will meet their teachers and students will be sitting through an initial introduction and join their device to the school wireless network and configure their emails. If any issues are encountered they will then receive a note that will be taken home with them to their parents.
WARRANTY AND INSURANCE
When purchasing a new device from any commercial retailer, please be aware that the standard warranty is limited to only 12 months unless the AppleCare Protection plan is purchased, which extends the warranty to a full two years (24 months).
** AppleCare is NOT insurance. The AppleCare Protection Plan provides expert telephone technical support and additional hardware service options from Apple.
Whilst it is the device owner’s decision, it is strongly recommended that you consider adding the device to your home and contents insurance, for added protection that is not covered under warranty.
STUDENT APPLE ID
All students need to have their own Apple ID assigned to their iPad so they can manage their own applications, personal data, settings and resources. Their own Apple ID will also let them get access to school materials (prescribed apps, documents, textbooks and course work). This can be set up and controlled by the parent if preferred. It does not require credit card details for this purpose unless you wish to purchase apps.
It is strongly advised that a shared family Apple ID is not used since text messages, emails and other communications intended for someone else in the family will be received by the student. iPads are personal devices and designed to work with one owner and one Apple ID. Students need to be 13 years old before they can acquire an Apple ID, however the Apple ID can be setup by a parent or caregiver and parents can monitor the purchases and downloads made by their child. Credit cards SHOULD NOT be associated with the student’s Apple ID. Apple IDs can be created and edited for free without having a purchased an iPad.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Apple ID and APPS ownership
Any school requested apps that are downloaded with a provided code from the school will ALWAYS be tied to the Apple ID used for downloading them. If apps are downloaded using a parent Apple ID and the student gets their own Apple ID, they cannot redeem the purchased apps under the new Apple ID. The apps can only be redeemed under the original ID used for downloading.
SETTING UP AN APPLE ID
An Apple ID can be set up this way:
- Create an Apple ID on any computer by DOWNLOADING any FREE app from the iTunes Store. This will provide a NO Credit Card option.
- Ensure your email is setup to receive the Apple ID verification.
- When setting up the iPad, enter your Apple ID as requested. If you haven’t already created this, then skip the step, create an Apple ID by downloading a free app, and then you can complete those details.
CREATING APPLE ID WITHOUT A CREDIT CARD
To create a new Apple ID for use on iTunes Store, App Store, iBooks Store, and Mac App Store without a credit card, click here for more information.