About Us » iPad Program
Students at Melville Senior High School will be expected to bring their own iPad. Other devices such as Notebook computers, tablets and smart phones cannot be substituted due to technical reasons.
Graphic Design Media Specialist Program students may have different computer requirements and will be advised separately.
Any recent model of iPad is considered acceptable for use at Melville Senior High School, from the iPad2, to the latest iPad Air and iPad mini.
Your BYO iPad may be purchased from a supplier of your own choice. However, it is possible to lease rather than buy an iPad from Winthrop Australia as they offer a lease agreement for school students as well as a tailored school package for purchase, https://portal.winaust.com.au/a/mshs. This company has been made aware of what we are doing at Melville and we are assured will offer the best possible price (however certain discount stores may beat their price on the day!).
It is also recommended that the iPad your child brings to school is insured and that the Apple Care Warranty is purchased. Winthrop Australia also offers insurance at point of sale. A strong protective case should also be purchased for the iPad. Parents or students will need an iTunes account to access the Apps store and some selected apps will be required as part of the program.
At the beginning of the school year, your son/daughter will receive a Bring Your Own iPad, Connectable Device Program Policy and Information Booklet. Please read and sign the Acceptable Use Policy and return the tear off form to the school front office in the drop box provided.
If you require further information on this initiative please contact the ICT manager Mr Nye Smith, phone 9330 0300.