Bring Your Own Device
Over the next few years our school will be transitioning into using ipads as our preferred tool for learning. To this end, next year students in Years 3 - 6 students may purchase through the Apple Education Space or bring to school ipads that are already owned that fit our specifications. The preferred model is the Wi-Fi 128GB which retails at $569. There are also other accessories available and purchasing options through this portal. Students wishing to purchase a netbook for next year may also continue to do so and we are currently updating the models available on this portal. Students will also be able to take their ipads or netbooks to Numurkah Secondary College after graduating. The school will be purchasing sets of ipads in the future to further support the learning of all students. As students in state education, teachers and students can also purchase Office 365 for free. We will be providing extra information in an IT update next week.
Our recent Year 5 and 6 camp was a great success and a great time was had by all. Next week we wish all our Year 3 and 4 students the best on their camp to SwanHill. I am also attending this camp and looking forward to spending time with the children.
Currently at school we have been transforming 'Mini Melville' room into a flexible space that will be used for Science and our Mother Goose program. Shantelle Hives attended professional development this week and has come back with lots of ideas for the program. We envisage the program will run once a week for an hour and will be free for any parents or carers in our community. We will be consulting with our community to find the best time. If you are interested or know anyone that may be interested please register your interest by contacting the school.