Catholic Education South Australia


Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) is a school program that allows students from years 3 to 6 to bring their own iPad to school and use in the classroom as an additional learning tool. The BYOD presentation slides are available here for parents who are going to take part in our BYOD program in 2021.

Visit Apple or your local department store to purchase an iPad.

Key Features:

  • AirPlay - Enables students to share and collaborate in a classroom on a larger display with their iPad.
  • Digital assignment worksheets, submission and feedback.
  • A light, reliable, versatile and affordable BYOD device for your child


  • iPadOS 13+
  • Device is fully functional and is not damaged (e.g. cracked screen)
  • No  SIM installed (must use school network/filtering)
  • Parents maintain control over their AppleID
  • Cover + keyboard + glass protection


  • iPad (6th, 7th, 8th generation), iPad Air (2019, 2020), iPad Pro (9.7-inch), iPad Pro (10.5-inch), iPad Pro (11-inch), iPad Pro (12.9-inch).  is also fine. Identify your iPad model
  • iCloud - "Find My iPad" is switched ON. (anti-theft & tracking)
  • Personal insurance on device

Before Bringing Your Device To School

  • Ensure the device is up-to-date, running iPadOS 13 or above. Click here for help updating your device.
  • Setup an AppleID for your child following these instructions - Family Sharing and Apple ID for your child
  • Remove any SIM cards or disable cellular connectivity. This is to ensure the device's web access is properly filtered while at school.
  • Enable "Find My iPad" to enable tracking/remote wipe in case it is lost or stolen. This also enables Apple's Activation Lock , meaning that a stolen device can only be used again by entering the owner's AppleID username/password; this acts as a theft deterrent.
  • Sign Up to Office 365 (free) to use Office Apps

Order a Laptop/ipad through the School

Important Resources

Parent Guide to Online Safety

BYOD Parent Information Evening 

Ipads in Schools