BYOD Computer Info

Our students have grown up in a digital world — they’re tech-savvy, hyper-communicative and active learners. Apple products are designed not only to be as engaging as this world students live in, but also to help students develop the skills they need for the future.

From the commencement of the 2017 academic year, it is a requirement that all students in

  • Years 7 to 9 at Padua College are required to have an iPad. (32GB Minimum Capacity)
  • For students in Year 10-12 the iPad is the minimum requirement, but you can also “BYOD – Bring Your Own Device” to support their learning.

Below you can download documents relating to these programs, including the full Digital Technologies Policy which outlines the use of the intranet, internet and digital technologies as well as details in relation to iPad/BYOD procurement.

To assist you with the purchasing process, the College has developed 2 online options

  • Church Resources – In partnership with Church Resources, Padua College offers a range of competitively priced iPad packages that can be purchased through the College portal under Parent Information. Church resources offer prompt free home delivery with no finance charges on purchases.
  • Apple Southland – We have also developed a custom built page in conjunction with the Apple Shop which ensures that you’re buying the Apple device your student needs, and it offers all the same great features of the regular Apple Online Store, at reduced costs, including free delivery.

Whilst parents have complete choice of where to purchase their student iPads and covers, the College recommends a device with a minimum of 32GB capacity and previous experience has shown that the Griffin Survivor case has proven to be a robust option.


Church Resources

Click here for the Link to the Church Resources iPad Purchase Portal

Apple Family Funded Program

Click here for the Link to the Apple Family Funded Purchase Portal


For more than 40 years, Apple has been committed to creating the best tools for learning. Every detail – from the hardware and operating system to a suite of built-in apps that come standard on every device – is engineered from the inside out to be incredibly powerful, yet intuitively simple to use by every type of learner.

At Padua College we provide our community with access to Apple’s Family Funded Program to offer competitive pricing for students and teachers on iPad, Mac, AppleCare and selected accessories.

Members of our community can purchase items through the Padua College web store, as well as through telesales (on 133-622) or in an Apple Store. You simply need to let the Apple representative know that you are looking to purchase under the Padua College Family Funded program.

Access the Padua College Apple Store is via the link below (accessible from this page only): Apple Family Funded Program


Below are some examples of some of the discounts available through the Apple Family Funded Program. For information on the discounts available on a range of other Apple products or if you require support deciding which is the best choice for your child, the staff at the Southland Apple Store are equipped to help you.

Ipad Air 2

IPAD AIR 2 (32g)

RRP: $569
FFP: $547

Students love learning when they see their imaginations come to life. More than just a word processor or a textbook, iPad Air 2 can be an instrument, a paintbrush, a portable library and so much more. Featuring the powerful A8X chip, a stunning 9.7-inch Retina display, a front facing camera, Touch ID and a suite of built-in apps, iPad Air 2 enables a secure, hands-on learning experience.

Apple Care


MacBook Pro and MacBook Air

RRP: $299
FFP: $254

iPad Air 2

RRP: $129
FFP: $110

Most Apple hardware comes with a one-year limited warranty and up to 90 days of complimentary telephone technical support.

To extend your coverage further, AppleCare delivers integrated support and service you can’t get anywhere else.

You’ll get personal assistance from experts who can help ensure that your student’s device is working effortlessly, from the classroom to your home: AppleCare benefits are in addition to rights provided by Australian consumer law.


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The Digital Technology Policy (below) is currently under review. If you have any queries in relation to the policy please email

Digital Technology Policy Digital Technology Policy (118 KB)

DTP Digital Technology Policy (Full Document) DTP Digital Technology Policy (Full Document) (56 KB)


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