Parents - Ipads at Surfside

In recent years Surfside has increasingly used iPads in the classroom and now all children in Foundation-Grade 2 have access a bank of shared iPads in their class. In 2017 we expanded our iPad strategy so that students in Grades 3-6 now have individual iPads. We have found these devices to be the most innovative and engaging way to involve technology in the classroom.
All students in Grades 3-6 are requested to purchase their own iPads directly from a retailer of their choice or from CentreCom, our partner supplier. Students are asked to bring their own iPad to school each day, where it is connected to the school's wi-fi for internet access, data storage and printing. Families will also be requested to purchase a range of apps considered essential for school. These apps remain the property of each family and are loaded on each individual device.

Surfside has nominated CentreCom as its preferred supplier, as we believe it can provide a cost-effective solution and support for our families. However, families may use an existing iPad or purchase an iPad from any supplier of their choice. Families may purchase any model of iPad they choose. 

Families are encouraged to visit the Centre Com ipad purchasing portal to access and obtain their devices. Click here.

Families who are unable to afford the upfront cost of an iPad can contact the school to arrange purchase on your behalf and a purchasing plan.

Ipad_initiative_Grades_ThreeFour2017.pdf
How_to_Set_Up_iPad_Parental_Controls_and_Content_Filtering.pdf