iPads and Laptops are tools to enhance student learning. Students are to abide by the School regulations concerning the acceptable use of electronic devices and any breach of this Code of Conduct will result in the loss of use of that device.
The use of iPads at St Joseph’s School is a privilege, specifically designed to be a resource to enhance student learning and it abides by the School’s ICT Policy for Computers. iPads are encouraged for class use through personal devices in Years 4, 5 and 6 and with class sets in all other years within our Primary school. Students in Years 7 - 12 are permitted to bring personal laptops for class use. The appropriate use, internet usage, virus control and accessing online materials applies to these devices in the same manner as with the use of an iPad at school.
St Joseph’s School Northam works to prepare students for learning in the 21st Century. Each student learns in their own way, at their own pace and digital devices help to support the learner, regardless of their ability and/or motivation.
Students in Kindy - Year 3:
Students in Years 4 - 6:
Students in Years 7 - 12:
All new students to the Secondary campus should commence with a laptop.
Device guidelines and purchase recommendations can be found below