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BYO iPad Program

In 2018, Robertson State School will be aiming to expand its BYO iPad program to include over 95% of students.  This program is in line with our school Annual Implementation Plan and Digital Futures strategic direction.  All Students from Year 1 to Year 6 are encouraged to bring a personal iPad to school every day to assist in their learning. Students in Prep begin to bring their iPads at the beginning of Semester 2.

Key information and documents can be found on the right hand side of this page and below.



Recommended iPad ​models
Students are only allowed to bring an Apple iPad. Please note that no Android device will be accepted at school. 


  • iPad (model no. A1822)
  • iPad Pro 9.7 inch (model no. A1673)
  • iPad Pro 12.9 inch (model no. A1584)

Other acceptable devices include:

  • iPad 4th generation (A1458)
  • iPad Air (A1474)
  • iPad Air 2 (A1566)
  • iPad Mini 4 (2015)
  • iPad Mini 3 (2014)
  • iPad Mini 2 (2013)​​
All iPads should be able to be upgraded to the current operating system which is iOS11.
You may need to purchase a new iPad if: 

  1. You are not able to update your iPad to the latest iOS (currently iOS11.2) 
  2. The battery will not keep a charge for more than 5 hours. 
  3. The display stops detecting touch and gestures, or if it stops displaying things correctly. A fully working touch sensitive display is required for you to use your iPad. 
  4. The Home button no longer works ​

Students are only allowed t​o bring an Apple iPad. Please note that no Android device will be accepted at school. 



201​8 App Lists

​Below are the App Lists for 2018. Please ensure that all apps for your child's grade are loaded on their iPad when they return to school.







Families who have multiple children at Robertson should use the Family Sharing option when downloading and installing apps across multiple devices. Instructions on how to use Family Sharing c​​​an be found on the right hand side of this page.


All questions regarding the iPad Program should be sent to