1:1 iPad Programme Information

WhAT ARE THE DEVICE REQUIREMENTS?

Grade 000 – Grade 5

No devices are required. The school provides access to iPads when required.

Grade 6 & Grade 7

Pupils are required to bring their own iPad as part of their prescribed accessory list.

The minimum specification is iPad Air 2 (generation 4) 16GB with WiFi. This model is no longer for sale, but if your family already has one, this will be good enough.
If you are buying a new iPad, the equivalent base model is iPad (generation 5) 32GB with WiFi.

I CANNOT FIND THE AIR 2 FOR SALE?

The iPad Air 2 (generation 4) model is no longer for sale, but if your family already has one, this will be good enough.
If you are buying a new iPad, the equivalent base model is iPad (generation 5) 32GB with WiFi.
Any iPad with specifications greater than the minimum is acceptable.

Are there any recommended purchasing options?

There are many different ways for parents to get iPad deals, eg. with a cellphone contract, with Discovery points, with a FNB bank account, at Makro, etc., and parents should be encouraged to shop around.
The school has arranged two Special Offers for your consideration.

iStore Voucher

A 3% voucher for the iStore via ThinkAhead. This voucher would be redeemed in an iStore.
Register for the deal online: http://www.thinkahead.co.za/parent-offer/

Download the iStore brochure [Download not found]

DigiCape Online Store

A 3% discount via the DigiCape Online Store. This discount would be redeemed online and the iPad shipped to you.
Email orders to SAC-DSG-PREP@digicape.co.za

Download the DigiCape brochure [Download not found]

NOTE:
Both retailers offer varying discounts of up to 10% on accessories such as iPad covers.
This is a deal between the parent and iStore or DigiCape. The school arranged an offer, but does not get involved in payments or shipments.

Should we get WiFi only, or WiFi + 3G?

The minimum requirement is WiFi only. The school provides access to WiFi in all the learning spaces and boarding spaces on campus. Prep does not allow the use of 3G cards on campus.
There are pros and cons to each option:
– Adding a 3G data card to an iPad increases the price of the device, plus you would need to activate a data SIM card.
– Having a 3G card offers the FindMyDevice option if the device is stolen and taken off campus.
– When a student uses their 3G data they bypass the school’s firewall protections, and parents should consider configuring further controls on the iPad to restrict access. When using the school’s WiFi these protections are in place.