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BYOiPad / BYOMacBook


The introduction of a “Bring Your Own iPad” (BYOiPad) program at The Jannali High School (TJHS) has empowered students while providing them with direct involvement in the way they use technology in their learning. 

At the same time, BYOiPad enables teachers to develop their knowledge and skills, engage students through the use of different pedagogies and enhance the learning process by involving technology in the classroom. 

Students in Year 7 2024 are expected to bring an iPad to school each day to support their classroom learning as a requirement of the school’s BYO program. 

At TJHS, the iPad is viewed as a learning device, that enhances student engagement. There is a focus on developing inquiry-based learning, creative, collaborative and individualised learning experiences, to extend student learning experiences. The iPad provides students with an anywhere, anytime learning device, with the aim of ensuring a differentiated learning framework.


The minimum specifications for a MacBook in 2024 are MacBook Air Apple M1 256GB.

The minimum specifications for an iPad in 2024 are:

  • Apple iPad 10.2 (7th Generation or later). These iPads require a lightning connector to have optimum capacity for learning in the classroom.  Students will also need a separate keyboard to participate in the typing instruction.  A minimum storage of 128GB will be required.

Older versions of iPad will still work (e.g. 5th generation iPad), although they are nearing the end of their life span and a number of applications may not work. Apple’s current Operating System does run on these older devices. However, the Swift Playgrounds (coding software) and augmented reality applications to be used at school does not run on older devices. 

Note: iPad minis, smartphones and other mobile phones are not considered an acceptable learning device under the BYOiPad policy.  

  • Students are requested not to have 3/4G enabled iPads at school. If your child does bring a 3/4G enabled iPad to school, the sim card must be removed or Mobile Data switched off whilst they are at school.
  • A screen protector and an iPad case (with a built in Bluetooth keyboard) are strongly recommended.

A Parent Portal has been provided through EduCom IT, offering competitive prices and technical support. However, parents are still free to purchase the iPad. 

EduCom IT offer expert advice and guidance from professionals to suit your needs;

  • dedicated online Portal with all the recommended devices;
  • express delivery via courier to your door at a flat rate price;
  • support in preparing your device for school;
  • dedicated channel for servicing/repairs, carried out by Apple Authorised Service Providers;
  • buy back available for eligible devices when upgrading.