Peregian Beach College

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In 2011 the Apple iPad was introduced as a one-to-one personal computing device for students in Years 4-6. In 2012 this was extended into Years 7-8, with a view that students from Years 9 and up choose an appropriate computing device for their educational needs (with an Apple Macbook the preferred choice of device)

The iPad has is a great learning tool and has proven to be an excellent choice of computing device for a number of reasons:

  • It has a 10 hr battery life and issues with student iPads ‘running out’ whilst at school are rare, provided the device is adequately charged.
  • It can connect to the school’s Wi-Fi network and is compatible with the ‘Rocket’ security and internet filtering software.
  • It is small, light and compact, taking up less room on a desk and is not heavy to transport to and from school.
  • It allows for connectivity between students and will allow students to connect their iPads to one another for collaborative work. The potential for this in the class is exciting, and there will be much use of this over the years to come.
  • The flexibility of the iPad meets the majority of all classroom computing needs, and is supplemented with visits to the iMac computer lab.


iPads don’t replace traditional methods of teaching and learning, but instead are used in situations where they enhance and benefit learning. The different ‘apps’ that students use can be used across a wide variety of subject areas as well as more basic research and document creation.

Parents are free to purchase MacBooks/ipads from any retailer.

One option: Smile IT have put together Student pricing bundles for MacBook/ipads. Ph  1300 716 840


Click here for Parent iPad info booklet 2015

Click here for ipad  User Guide

Click here for ipad App List for Student Owned Devices


FileDescriptionFile size
Download this file (iPad Apps List 2015.pdf)IPad App Guide 2015 455 Kb
Download this file (iPad User Guide 2012.pdf)iPad User Guide 2012.pdf 1042 Kb
Download this file (Parent iPad info booklet.pdf)Parent Ipad info booklet 2015 2228 Kb