At John Paul College we are dedicated to building an educational environment that allows staff and students to participate in learning and technical education in the immediate years ahead.
All students have been working with a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) program for a number of years, which sees every student bring an electronic device to school to support their learning.
Our College also strategically invests considerable resources to provide the latest technology and software across the Microsoft and Apple specialist labs. Added to this, all classrooms are fitted with quality audio-visual equipment and students and staff have access to a wide range of upgraded printing facilities.
In modern times, we have always been a pioneer school on the Mornington Peninsula in terms of ICT. Recently we have improved our Wireless Network (over 100 Access Points), to include more external and sophisticated learning spaces. This permits students to work and learn in an environment that facilitates their progression into the next decade and beyond.
Staff and students have access to SIMON, our Learning Management system, which provides a shared and collaborative learning atmosphere. Parents and Guardians have access to the Parent Access Module (PAM) another feature that works in tandem with communications and your child’s academic learning.
Director of ICT
Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)
Years 7 to 9 – 2020
John Paul College has been working with a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) program for a number of years, which sees every student bring an electronic device to school to support their learning. The model for a number of years has been using iPads at Years 7 to 9 and a variety of devices at Years 10 to 12. Whilst this program has been beneficial over previous years, the move to more sophisticated learning in STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics) subjects means that the iPad is no longer able to support the learning we want our students to undertake for their future.
In 2020, students in Years 7 and 8 will be using a Windows Laptop Device. Students in Year 9 2020 will continue to use their iPad in class where they have an existing device. However, families whose son or daughter is going into Year 9 2020 and does need a new device we recommend that a laptop be purchased rather than a replacement iPad to better support their child’s learning.
Years 10 to 12 – 2020
The College BYOD Program for Years 10 to 12 remains the same as previous years, with the exception of all Year 10 students in 2020 studying an ICT subject require a Windows Laptop Device. As your child transitions from Years 9 to 10 (current iPad to a BYOD Device) Parents are welcome to purchase a device using the JB Hi-Fi portal as listed below.
JB Hi-Fi Education Parent Portal
The College has worked with an external provider, JB Hi-Fi Education, to provide a portal for parents to utilise the bulk buying power of this company to endeavour to obtain the lowest prices available for the recommended devices and to provide support for any issues that may arise.
To pre-order your child’s education device:
1. Go to https://www.jbeducation.com.au/byod
2. Enter our school code: JPC2020
3. Once logged in, select the relevant student year level.
Note: If your child is studying ICT Subjects in Years 10 to 12 a Windows Laptop Device is mandated.
4. Select your preferred JB Hi-Fi store for pick up, or select Home Delivery
5. Follow the prompts to choose your device, insurance cover and device accessories.
6. Enter your personal details.
7. Select a payment method and complete your order.
If you have any questions in regards to purchasing, please feel free to contact JB Hi-Fi Education by going to https://www.jbeducation.com.au/byod and clicking on the ‘contact us’ button.
As advised by JB Hi Fi Education, Timeline of Orders;
• To receive your order BEFORE Christmas, your order must be paid in full by 15th November to ensure it is packed and ready for delivery by 20th of December
• To receive your order AFTER Christmas, your order must be paid in full by 13th December to ensure it is packed and ready for delivery by 13th of January
• JB Hi Fi Education, have advised that any orders placed and paid in full after the 13th December may not be ready for delivery by start of Term 1 2020
That whilst John Paul College has made arrangements with JB Education, (part of JB Hi-Fi Group Pty. Ltd.) (“JB Hi- Fi”) to help simplify a laptop purchase if you use the JB Hi-Fi portal you are buying direct from JB Hi-Fi and will need to comply with their terms and conditions. John Paul College does not receive any commercial reward or benefit for purchases made by parents. There is no obligation to buy through JB Hi-Fi and parents may use a vendor of their choice, provided the device meets the minimum specifications as listed below. These minimum specifications have been set by the College so all students are able to focus on their learning whilst at John Paul College.
eSmart and Cybersafety
John Paul College is an eSmart accredited school. eSmart is a guiding framework for schools to manage cybersafety and wellbeing. eSmart helps teachers, students and the whole school community embrace the benefits of technology and reduce their exposure to cyberspace risks such as cyberbullying, identity theft, online sexual predation and accessing or sending inappropriate images and content. eSmart is an initiative of The Alannah & Madeline Foundation, a national charity committed to protecting children from violence. Our work towards achieving eSmart status over the past few years has involved the whole school community—for example, integrating cybersafety into our wellbeing policies, establishing clear procedures to deal with incidents, and delivering curriculum around the smart, safe and responsible use of technology.
John Paul College is proud to be an eSmart school and we will continue to develop policies, procedures and strategies to educate our community about cybersafety and wellbeing. More information is available at www.esmart.org.au