In the school newsletter I received yesterday, the state primary school announced it was introducing iPads for all students in Grade 5 in 2012. These students would take their iPads with them to Grade 6 in 2013 and a new cycle would begin for the Grade 5’s in that year. In the proposal parents have the opportunity to purchase the iPad outright or enter into a lease arrangement for two years.
I think this is fabulous – and have two children who are desperately jealous, as our contact with primary school finishes this year. I am somewhat surprised that the state secondary college is not yet doing the same thing.
During our tour earlier this year (as Kid2 will start Yr7 in 2012), the Junior School Principle did mention that he expected all students would have tablet devices by 2015. For my children this will be Yr 10 and Yr12. As the state secondary college is considered the best in the area (the only one that ‘zones’ students) and one of the best in Melbourne, I don’t really understand why they would wait that long?
Bring it on!!!
Though when all these iPads come to pass, this would make me the only one in the house to not have one 🙂