Bounty Boulevard State School operates a Bring Your Own Device program called the Anywhere, Anytime iPad program, and encourages all parents and carers to supply a compatible iPad for their child. We operate on a 1:1 basis in the classroom for years 3 to 6, whilst Prep to Year 2 students have access to shared trolley devices used on a rotational basis.
If you are unable to provide a compatible device for your child, the school can provide an iPad to supplement 1:1 usage in Year 3-6 classrooms, however this device must remain at school and cannot be taken home.
Student use of an iPad at Bounty, whether it is a Bounty-issued device or a BYO device, is permitted once the school office receives a completed and signed iPad Agreement, and a completed Online Services Consent Form (OSCF - previously known as 3rd Party Apps Consent). The iPad Agreement is completed upon enrolment and is valid for the life of your child's schooling here at Bounty.
The OSCF is completed online using Survey Manager. It can be accessed by clicking the link in the email, and logging in using a unique Login ID and Access Code contained in the email. This OSCF link is emailed home to new families shortly after enrolment, and will be emailed home again to families once their child reaches a new stage in their schooling. i.e. at least every 2 years. A new OSCF may also be emailed home in the event the school identifies a new service they would like to use in the classroom that wasn't previously listed.
The Online Services Consent Forms are sent from our surveys email address firstname.lastname@example.org. Despite our best efforts, the link may end up in your junk / spam folder so please ensure that you add the address to your safe sender list. Please note: this email address is not monitored for parent/carer enquiries. Any enquiries regarding the Online Services Consent Form should be directed to classroom teachers in the first instance, or the school office.
The Anywhere, Anytime Handbook available in our Forms & Documents section HERE outlines some rules and expectations for iPad usage here at Bounty. You can also find information on recommended models, as well as some parental control features you can implement to assist with your child's learning.
Please note that we do not accept cellular iPads models for our BYOD program. When purchasing iPads for the Anywhere, Anytime iPad Program, families should purchase devices that are Wi-Fi only, not Wi-Fi + Cellular (3G/4G). iPads with sim cards (either physical or eSIM) that are brought onto the school grounds will be required to be signed into the office for the duration of the school day.