Information Technology Update – December 3, 2015

December 2, 2015

Care of iPads over the Summer

The boys currently in Years 7, 8 and 10 will be able to take their iPads home over the summer holidays. However, it is important that the boys take great care of the iPad over the long holiday break and not take or use the iPad in inappropriate places whilst on holiday. It is important that the iPad is fully charged and ready to use for the first day of school on Friday 29 January.

If parents would prefer to have their son’s iPad stored at the College over the summer break could you please contact me ( )and I will arrange for the iPad to be stored with our IT Staff over the break. I would ask that all components of the iPad (cover, neoprene sleeve, charging cable, wall charger) be handed to the College if this option is chosen

2016 Year 7, 8, 9 and 11 New Student iPad orders

Just a reminder to the parents of new students in Years 7, 8, 9 & 11 in 2016 and who have ordered their son’s iPad through the St Patrick’s CompNow iPad portal these iPads will be delivered to your house by courier. Please note there are two cut-off dates for orders through the CompNow portal:

  • For delivery before Christmas 2015 -“ orders need to be completed by December 15, 2015

  • For delivery before the start of school 2016 -“ orders need to completed by January 24, 2016

Also, please be aware that you can now purchase the iPad protection package separately for $99 if you already own an iPad which your son is bring to use next year. This offers good value and the protection package includes:

  • X3 Ultraprotect Bravo iPad Air 2 Cover – Black – with Custom School Logo Printing

  • X3 UltraProtect Extreme Screen Protector for iPad Air 1 & 2

  • X3 UltraProtect Neoprene Zip Cover for iPad – Black

  • X3 UltraGlide Nanotech Retractable Stylus for iPad

PLEASE NOTE: Fitment of UltraProtect X3 Extreme Screen Protector and installation into X3 Ultraprotect Bravo iPad Air Cover Is NOT included.

To access the St Patrick’s CompNow iPad portal to purchase this protection package please use this link:

2016 Key Dates

Key 2016 dates associated with the College ICT program include:

  • Thursday, January 28: New Parent iPad Information evening (7:30pm in the College Pavilion)

  • Friday, January 29: Parent iPad Handbook and Agreement distributed to students.

  • Monday, February 1: Signed Agreement form MUST be returned.

  • Monday, February 1: iPad Boot Camp for new students

  • Wednesday February 3: Year 12 iPad Boot Camp

  • Thursday February 4: Year 10 Laptop Boot Camp

  • Thursday February 4: Senior School ICT and Information Night

  • Friday, February 5: iPad Boot Camp for students who missed Monday’s

Mark Holland

Director of ICT