2021 BYO iPad Setup Guide new Farm State School

Our Vision

At New Farm State School, eLearning is used to support new ways of collaborating and communicating. We aim to empower both students and teachers to transform teaching and learning, and prepare our students to be creative and critical thinkers within a local and global community. Through eLearning we aim to utilise authentic learning challenges with practical opportunities to foster curiosity, confidence, persistence, innovation, respect and cooperation.

Year Levels

In 2021, Year 4 and 5 students will be involved in the BYO program. All students in these year levels will be given the opportunity to voluntarily bring along an iPad to support and enable their learning. Teachers in other year levels may allow personal devices as a form of differentiation, depending on need.

The only device allowed in our New Farm State School’s BYO program is the iPad.

iPad Requirements

All students in Year 4 and 5 will require an iPad that is capable of running the latest version of iOS, (iOS 14 operating system for iPads) and school-required apps.


The list below contains must haves and optional extras to improve your child's experience with the iPad.

*Please check the ports on your child's iPad to ensure your headphones are compatible.

iPads and the Curriculum

Setting up your child's iPad

The document below contains a step-by-step guide on how to set up your child's iPad.

Apple ID

It is mandatory that the iPad is set up using your child's own Apple ID. This is established through the Family Sharing set up below. Please do not establish the iPad with a shared parent Apple ID.

Family Sharing and ScreenTime

The document below contains a step-by-step guide on how to set up family sharing and screen time in iOS 14.

This guide is for if you have already set up Family Sharing on your child’s device

Setting up Content and Privacy Restrictions

The document below contains a step-by-step guide on how to set content and privacy restrictions in iOS 14.

2021 iPads Apps

Recommendations and Guidelines

General Precautions

It is recommended that food or drink should not be next to your iPad when in use.

Cords, cables and removable storage must be inserted into, and removed from the iPad carefully.

The iPad should never be left in a car or any unsupervised area.

Security and Insurance

While the BYO iPads will be securely stored during break times, parents are encouraged to seek personal insurance.

Damage in Transit

All iPads will require a protective case or sleeve when being transported.


iPads brought to school will need to be fully charged.

iPad Terms of Use and Participation Agreement

We require that an iPad Terms of Use Agreement be signed each year while your child is at the school. This is to ensure you are aware of annual changes to our ever advancing program.

Frequently Asked Questions

Please click the link below to access our Information Booklet. Pages 9 to 20 contain the answers to frequently asked questions.

Parent Presentation Video

Click below to view the condensed version of the Parent Presentation delivered on the 5th of November, 2020.