At Coomera Rivers, every student from Prep to Year 6 brings an iPad to school every day to support them with learning. Our school's learning design maximises the use of iPad to consume content, create content and collaborate with others, including peers and teachers. Through our BYO iPad program, we aim to accelerate our students skills, productivity, engagement and learning outcomes.
Apple Distinguished School
Coomera Rivers State School was first recognised as an Apple Distinguished School in 2017. Apple Distinguished Schools are seen as centres of innovation, leadership and educational excellence that use Apple technology to inspire creativity, collaboration, and critical thinking.
BYO iPad Requirements for 2022
We recommend the iPad 9th generation with a minimum of 64gb storage for all families purchasing a new device.
All students in Prep to Year 6 require to bring to school an iPad that is capable of running the latest version of iOS15, (operating system for iPads). Currently, this includes the 6th gen, 7th gen, 8th gen, iPad Air, iPad Pro.
*The iPad mini does NOT meet minimum requirements.
*We do no recommend the purchase of a cellular enabled device. All students will have access to filtered Department of Education WiFi at school.
Parent Checklist - Parents should refer to the Parent Checklist to prepare their child and their child's iPad for school.
iPad Setup - Parents should refer to the 2022 Required School Apps document for information about setting up their child's iPad and the 'inTune Company Portal' app setup document or the video instructions to access the school Wi-Fi network and install learning applications.
Apps - Parents are asked to download the 2022 Required School Apps. Parents can download these apps via the inTune Company Portal app on their child's iPad.
Headphones - Coomera Rivers recommends students use over-ear headphones with 3.5mm connection jack (not wireless or Bluetooth).
Case Recommendations - We strongly recommend a robust case to minimise potential damage as well as a glass screen protector.
Insurance - AppleCare, Warranty and/or Accidental Damage Protection is recommended.
Online Services Consent - Our school uses tools and resources to support student learning, including third party (non-departmental) online services hosted and managed outside of the Department of Education network. Parents complete an Online Services Consent Form for their child to access these services.
Our students are expected to use their iPad at school for learning only. Watch our student leaders talk about our school's iPad Expectations.
At Coomera Rivers, we are committed to ensuring our students have a safe and enjoyable online experience. We have a school Cyber-safety Action Plan to ensure that we teach our students how to be cyber-safe, and outline consequences when they are not. We have 2 dedicated Cybersafety Agents (I&T) student leaders who share messages with our students and community throughout the school year. Check out their Cybersafety Expectations video.
Tips and advice on what parents and guardians need to know, including online safety basics, good habits, privacy, and the hard-to-have conversations is made available by the e-safety commissioner at https://www.esafety.gov.au
Through the Apple Distinguished Schools program, we are fortunate to receive support from the Apple Distinguished School community and the Apple Education Team in Queensland and Australia. Apple is constantly creating resources to help educators nurture creativity in students and become better communicators and problem solvers.
The Fuse Cup
Coomera Rivers has joined The Federation of United Schools Esports (FUSE) Cup. This is a nationwide network of schools connected in providing young students with an opportunity to participate in a safe, supportive and structured national esports competition, while developing positive gaming behaviours and digital wellbeing.
There are 4 overarching values to The FUSE Cup that are it's foundation and are in place to ensure that everyone involved enjoys a positive and safe experience that help promote and establish positive gaming habits for younger gamers.
Digital accelerates access to knowledge beyond the classroom and cultivates student-driven learning.
The digital platform at Coomera Rivers:
- Enables a personalisation of student learning through access to rich learning resources.
- Best facilitates the development of knowledge and skills necessary for the 21st century workforce, including digital-age literacy, innovative and creative thinking, effective communication and high productivity.
- Allows continuous access to educational materials allowing learning efficiency to happen anywhere, anytime outside of the traditional 9-3.
- Provides an engaging, interactive environment for learning.
- Strengthens links between home and school by providing transparent communication on student learning and learning outcomes.