In 2022 WESS embarked on a 1to1 Pilot for families who opted in for Year 5 students. There were 5 classes in the Pilot. After considering community feedback through surveys, emails and ongoing parent/carer-teacher conversations, as well the 1:1 pilot findings, we will continue BYO in Year 5 and Year 6 for all classes in 2023.
What is 1:1?
One to One (1:1) is a term used to describe a digital device ownership model where students use their personally owned devices to access the departmental networks and information management systems in an educational setting. 1:1 iPad at WESS require students to have their own iPad for use at school and home.
1:1 provides a way for students
to have more control over how they learn
and engage, and for teachers to further
Central to our WESS 2020-2023 Strategic Plan is a commitment to continue to provide our students with vibrant, diverse and inclusive education, with a focus on the whole child. 1:1 seeks to incorporate digital technologies for learning to ensure students develop both the cognitive and social-emotional skills they need to succeed.
Apps we use in 1:1
At WESS, we use iPads across different curriculum areas and in different ways. Watch the video to the right to learn about some of the apps we love!
1:1 Minimum Device Specifications
- 2021 iPad 9th Gen (64GB minimum which is standard) 10.2" Wi-Fi, capable of running the latest iOS software (*iPad 7 or 8 would be acceptable)
- Paid apps and school required apps
- iPad case with keyboard
- Screen protector
- WiFi Only Option (no data plan)
- Families will need to keep their iPad iOS current by regularly updating to the latest iOS firmware.
- 2 Year Apple Care
- Insurance of device (1:1 iPads are not covered by school insurance).
If you have difficulty meeting the costs involved in this program, please contact the school to discuss the matter firstname.lastname@example.org. As a public school we are committed to ensuring every child has access to a device regardless of the family's financial position.
Communication and Feedback
We encourage a learning partnership and open communication. All enquiries can be addressed to email@example.com
1 to 1 Pilot Program Handbook (PDF, 767KB)