BYOD iPad Program

As a 21st Century Learning Community, Mernda Central College is committed to leading change with students and their families.

Students from Prep to Year 4 will take part in a 1:1 iPad program.

It is important that you understand that the iPad does not replace traditional pen and paper activities. We still believe there is a place for these tools today and in the future. The iPad is used during certain times in the day and when needed to support student learning. Students will still be interacting with each other face-to-face during class times.

We are continuously seeing the benefits that the 1:1 program can bring to broadening student learning, digital competencies, increased student choice and the personalisation of learning for our students.

The device which the students are to use in Prep to Year Four MUST be an Apple iPad – we do not accept Android (i.e. Samsung or Google tablets) or Windows devices.

The following iPads are supported in the BYOD iPad Program:

  • iPad (5th generation and later)

  • iPad mini (5th generation and later)

  • iPad Air (3rd generation and later)

  • iPad Pro (all models)

Our recommendation:

iPad‌‌ (9th generation) - This is the current everyday model and is our recommendation for a new iPad purchase

JB Hi-Fi Education

Mernda Central College have worked with JB Hi-Fi to provide a BYOD Device Portal that will provides parents with access to a wide range of Education specific laptops, tablets, accessories and insurance.

All orders will be delivered to your nominated JB Hi-Fi store. You will receive both an email and an SMS notifying you once your order is available for collection.

Online ordering can be done using the below link and entering the school code which is MERNDACC2023