Tools to enhance learning
Our Learning Environment
Here at Newington, we’re passionate about the boys we teach and keen to engage with them in ways that will be beneficial after they leave school. We hope to enrich the time they have with their teachers by introducing online tools and well-designed applications.
This microsite is dedicated to showcasing the technologies that are part of the learning environment at Newington College. It is also a place to get information about how to purchase a laptop for your son and how to set it up.
Newington ICT staff have made some recent changes which affect students in Year 5 – 8:
- We have introduced a blended program of 1:1 iPads in the lower school years and a full BYOD Program for Year 9 – 12
- Changes to our BYOD program will be introduced in stages
- These changes will take effect if your son is heading into Years 6 or 8 in 2017 and beyond.
This year we are focused on the newly released Apple School Manager and Classroom App, providing new opportunities for enhanced learning.
Apple School Manager
Apple School Manager and Classroom App boasts many great features and new possibilities for using iPads in the classroom:
- Takes away the headache for parents of having to set up iPads to be ready for school
- Offers many practical management and administrative benefits
- Helps eradicate and better streamline common concerns parents experience when managing iPads at home
For more detailed information, take a look at a letter to parents from Director of ICT Myles Carrick dated 20 September 2016.
What does it mean for parents?
As well as restricting access to games and other non-educational apps, taking on Apple School Manager also brings some other major advantages for parents.
- No need to purchase an iPad
- No device setup at home
- No Apple ID issues due to age restrictions
All students joining Year 7 in 2017 will be supplied with a Newington owned iPad which will be managed and supervised by Newington ICT.
Those current students moving into Year 8 who already have an iPad will continue to use their own device, however, parents do have the option to have the iPad ‘managed’ by ICT. For more information, contact Newington ICT.
If you are a new student to Newington entering Year 8, you will be provided with a Newington-owned iPad.