Aveley Secondary College is a technology focussed school; students are expected to have an iPad to support their learning.
Aveley Secondary College has partnered with Winthrop Australia to offer specially discounted Apple products for student in the One to One device program. The device can be sourced from any supplier.
The Benefits of BYOD
Personalised centred learning – The schooling generation of today is like no other. The personal devices of these native tech head students have become a significant part of their everyday life.
Allowing students to have access to their personal devices for educational purposes enhances motivation and engagement within a classroom setting. As a result, involving these devices as an integral part of a student’s learning life will encourage active learning and education as a central part of their everyday life.
The College (and Department of Education) requires parental consent for students to use third party online services. Providing third party consent is a condition of enrolment.
Third Party Services Explained
Some learning, administration and communication programs in schools may utilise third party online service providers. These services provide functions such as; school or student management, teacher administration, communication, student learning and assessment.
Online third party services:
- are provided to students (and staff) by a vendor external to the Department of Education,
- are free or paid services,
- can include versions that may be downloaded onto computers or mobile devices.
Online third party services may require:
- students or teachers to create separate student accounts,
- students to participate in online activities or upload content,
- students or teachers to provide limited personal student information.
There are risks involved with providing personal information to a third party service. The level of risk will depend on the vendor’s security and privacy processes. The WA Department of Education are completing risk assessments of third party services. Services assessed as high risk will not be used.
Teachers may use many third party online services for classroom learning, communication and assessment. They will educate students about cyber safety to minimise online risk and will direct their students to only input the bare minimum of information when registering or logging in to a service.
With the recent changes to the Student Mobile Phone Policy (effective January 2020), we are updating our BYOD program to include mandated mobile device management via ZuluDesk. All BYOD iPads at Aveley are required to be enrolled in ZuluDesk in order to access the College Wi-Fi Network. iPads not enrolled in ZuluDesk will not have internet access during the school day. This system installs a profile on the iPad that allows the College to download paid and free Apps and ‘push’ them onto your child’s iPad for use in school and at home. From time to time new Apps will appear on their iPad as we obtain more applications for classroom use. We can also push updates to iPads during the school day to ensure that iPads are running the required iOS and version of each application installed by the College.
ZuluDesk allows the College to ‘whitelist’ or approve applications for use during the school day to ensure that personal applications are not distracting students from learning during class time. This whitelist will come into effect when the child is on site and connected to the internet. Once they leave the school grounds, personal applications are again visible on the iPad. This whitelist will be updated regularly to ensure students have access to all required applications for their classes. ZuluDesk also allows the College to reset student iPads when they have become locked or have forgotten their password – previously this required a visit to the Apple Store or the iPad to be wiped and reimaged.
Parents will also be able to access the ZuluDesk Parent Portal. The Portal will allow you to restrict applications on your child’s iPad for a set period of time, allowing your child to complete study and homework without distractions. You will also be able to restrict websites and check if your child is online. With ZuluDesk Parent it is simple to restrict the tablet to a specific app for a set period of time. During this restriction it is not possible to receive text messages or push notifications. No distractions during study time! ZuluDesk Parent is used in a web browser, therefore it can be used on all web-enabled devices: a computer, tablet or smartphone. Once iPads are enrolled in ZuluDesk, our ICT Technician will set up and send login details for parents to access the portal.
Aveley Secondary College BYOD Program Guide:
A demonstration on backing up to iCloud
Research shows students prefer the mobility, smaller weight and adaptability of tablet devices. Therefore an iPad is the recommended device. iPads must be compatible with iOS 14 with a minimum of 128gb of storage. The current standard iPad is the 9th Generation, however, iPads that meet the compatibility and storage requirements are suitable. The newer the iPad, the greater the lifespan and therefore usability for school. Older devices have reduced Apple support and compatibility with required College applications, thus resulting in limited functionality.
The current generation iPad with the minimum required specifications can be accessed via the Winthrop Portal on our website. We strongly advise that the ‘STM’ case (protective polycarbonate, rubberised and water resistant) and AppleCare be purchased to protect from, and minimise, damage.
Winthrop Australia bundles may have accessories and warranties bundled in to ensure the best price and experience for the student’s education. Whatever you decide to purchase as a parent, you will get great pricing and service from Winthrop.
If comparing prices with other suppliers, always check you are comparing the newest iPad 128GB model.
The Winthrop Portal is now available for ordering your device. Please enter school code aveleysc2020 when prompted.
Payment options available through Winthrop Australia include:
- Credit card
- Direct deposit
- 6 months payment plan through Skye Mastercard.
The Winthrop Australia details are on the web site should you wish to use this offer. Please be aware that the school does not endorse or recommend any supplier nor does it derive any benefit.
Winthrop iPad Repairs
Winthrop are an authorised Apple Service Provider and are certified to repair your Apple device. If your child’s device needs repair please feel free to log the repair with us and we will come and collect and drop the device back to you in a few days. If you have a non-warranty repair requirement we will send you an invoice to your email for the cost. From that point you can decide to pay by credit card via the portal or we can drop the device back to the school.
Remember, AppleCare+ really helps with non-warranty repairs as it covers two instances of accidental damage with a $65 excess.
Step 1: Contact Winthrop Australia to log your job @ firstname.lastname@example.org
– Serial Number
– Very brief description of the problem.
Step 2: Take the device to the college reception ready for collection.
Step 3: Winthrop will create a ticket for your job and book a collection from the college.
Step 4: Winthrop will diagnose the issue and repair – for non-warranty repairs a payment may be required and invoice will be sent via email.
Step 5: Winthrop will deliver back to the college reception. Parents will be notified by the College that their iPad is ready for collection.