BYO iPad Program and ICT
At Sorrento Primary School, we use technology in the classroom to extend our opportunities. We use technology not to replace traditional methods, but to find entirely new ways to innovate, inspire and learn.
Our Bring Your Own iPad initiative allows Years 3 to 6 students to have one-to-one access to technology, while our banks of iPads from Kindergarten to Year 2 ensures students have a grounding in ICT Capabilities.
Bring Your Own iPad
Students from Years 3 to 6 are encouraged to bring their own iPad to school providing it meets some specified requirements. Our Bring Your Own iPad (BYOP) program allows for a deeper integration of technology across classrooms. More information about this program can be found in the BYOP Handbook, downloadable from the BYOP Links and Documents section of this page.
Purchasing an iPad
We have partnered with Winthrop Australia to offer competitive pricing, or leasing and flexi-payment options for iPads and associated extras. Visit their online shop here.
Kindergarten to Year 2 students use our school-based banks of iPads.
Ensuring safe, ethical and responsible use of technology are integral parts of Sorrento’s ICT programs. We maintains rigorous and effective practices which aim to maximise the benefits of the Internet and ICT devices/equipment for student learning, while minimising and managing any risks.
Access to technology is essential if our children are to to take full advantage of the benefits offered by new forms of digital learning. Providing access to this technology also affords us the opportunity to set expectations with students around appropriate use of the internet and devices like mobile phones, tablets computers and iPads.
While we encourage families to make their own decisions about purchasing third-party cyber safety solutions, we have identified that the Family Zone internet filtering solution, in conjunction with Apple’s inbuilt restrictions, offer the best solution that integrates seamlessly with Sorrento’s ICT network. While at school, students use the Department of Education’s internet filtering system, which helps to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our students is maintained while they are online. If you wish to investigate solutions for home, you can learn more about the Family Zone program here.
BYOP Links and Documents
ICT at Sorrento Primary
At Sorrento, we believe we have both a responsibility and an obligation to provide teaching and learning programs that embeds the use of ICT across all facets of the curriculum. This prepares students for the fast changing technological world that they are growing up in.
Every classroom is fitted with interactive whiteboards and full wireless connectivity, with student computers in all classrooms. Students have the opportunity to explore digital technologies using manipulative technology – such as our banks of robotic devices, wearable technologies and electronics kits, and access to two dedicated green-screen video-recording rooms in our middle primary and upper primary blocks.