iPad Requirements

iPad Requirements (Updated August 2018)

In 2018, a range of iPad models will be supported; however, we recommend the latest model of iPad to ensure it lasts for an extended period of time.

Recommended Models

  • iPad (6th Generation) 32GB or 128GB - This iPad was released in May 2018

Other Supported Models

  • iPad Air 2
  • iPad Pro (9.7 inch screen) & (10.5 inch screen)
  • iPad Pro (12.9 inch screen) *
  • iPad Air
  • iPad mini 4
  • iPad mini 3
  • iPad Mini 2

* We do not recommend the 12.9 inch iPad Pro model as this is considered too cumbersome for school purposes.

iPad Mini

The iPad mini is acceptable for general school use and performs well. Unfortunately, it is not a permitted device for NAPLAN which will take place online at St James' from 2019


Although we permit iPads with 16GB of storage, we do not recommend them as there are a large number of school apps that will consume it.

Recent Changes

The new operating system for iPad (iOS12) is due to be released in September 2018. We have been advised that iPad (4th Generation) will NOT be supported.

The following models are NOT supported:

Models NOT Supported

  • iPad (4th Generation)
  • iPad 3
  • iPad 2
  • iPad mini 1

If you are not sure which model of iPad your child has please see the following webpage:

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