At St Thomas’, we operate a 1:1 parent-funded iPad Program in Years 3-6. For these classes, iPads are part of the booklist. From Pre-Primary to Year 2, each classroom has a bank of shared iPads.
We believe the iPad is an important tool to support our classroom teaching and learning programs. We integrate the iPads across all learning areas in order to enhance students’ learning experiences.
Our teachers have a wide range of experience teaching in 1:1 iPad classrooms and we are very proud of the outstanding, and widely-recognised, high quality iPad program at St Thomas'.
The school has engaged with other schools to share knowledge and best practice in integrating technology. External companies, such as ACER and Microsoft, have sought St Thomas' expertise to trial new hardware and software within our teaching and learning space.
For more detailed information about current requirements: STPS-2024-iPadRequirements
2023 Year 3 1:1 iPad Information Session for Parents/Guardians:
2022 Year 2 iPad Meeting (PowerPoint)
2022 Year 2 iPad Meeting (PDF)
How, Why and When Do We Use iPads?
Examples of Student Work with iPads
Our focus when using iPads is on student creation of digital content, rather than consumption of digital content. Here are some examples of the kinds of work our students do with iPads.