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- Secondary students in Years 7 and 8 bring an Apple iPad to class
- Secondary students in Years 9 to 12 bring either an Apple iPad or a MacBook (Pro or Air) to class
iPads should be compatible with the latest supported version of iPadOS and can be either a mini or full-size. The College discourages the purchase of cellular iPads (i.e.; connects to the internet via mobile SIM card). Should you purchase this type of device, the SIM card should not be installed for use at school.
MacBooks should be compatible with the latest supported version of macOS.
Students require the following Apps (all free) to be installed on their device, prior to the beginning of each new school year.
- Microsoft Excel
- Microsoft Word
- Microsoft Powerpoint
- OfficeMax eBooks powered by ReadCloud
For more information on our student policies, please click here.
1. The first is your child’s demeanour. Demeanour is the outward signs of inward processes. So if your child appears sad, moody, anxious, depressed, lonely, withdrawn or shows changes in personality, then pay attention.
2. The second area is the social world. Be concerned if your child avoids school, clubs or other social activities. They may withdraw from friends or family. If there are unexpected changes in friendship groups or they exhibit anti-social behaviour, there is cause for concern.
3. The third area is how children use their devices. They may appear upset after using their device, receiving a message or being online. They might suddenly hide the screen when you approach. They could stop using their device or refuse to answer the phone or read messages. Or they might go to the other extreme and use their device excessively.
4. The fourth area is school performance. If their academic performance or behaviour at school suddenly declines, there is cause for concern.
5. Finally, look for physical signs. These could include real or pretend stomach aches or headaches, excessive sleepiness or lack of focus, changes in eating or sleeping habits, troubled sleep or nightmares.
None of these things by themselves mean your child is definitely being cyber bullied. They could also be indicators of other stresses. They are simply signs that should cause concern and initiate investigation. Talk to your child. Ask them if they are okay. The answer is not to ban your children from social networking completely but rather to teach them about the dangers, train them to use technology responsibly and monitor their online activity. For more information on cyber bullying and cyber safety in general, go to cybersmart.gov.au, kidshelp.com.au, staysmartonline.gov.au or do a Google search. There is plenty of information out there.
For information about Canvas, our learning management system, please click here.
If you’re looking to purchase an Apple device for your child online, use this link to obtain an educational discount on devices from the Apple Online Store: http://www.apple.com/au_eduind-k12-discounted_804191/shop
Alternatively we receive special pricing from local store, Mitchell & Brown. Please contact the College for more information about this.