Information Technology Services

St John Bosco BYOD Program

Students at St John Bosco College are required to bring their own device (BYOD)The BYOD program at St John Bosco leverages digital learning devices in the interest of enhancing digital literacy skills across all teaching and learning and to promote a healthy relationship with the practical benefits of technology. This is a College requirement from Year One.

The College leverages a user initiated Mobile Device Management (MDM) System to assist the role of this technology in the classroom in the form of pushing updates, applications and configurations to the device from a central management console. It is important to note that whilst the device is away from the College the MDM becomes inactive.

Primary (Year 1 - Year 6)

Minimum iPad:

  • iPad, 9th Generation or greater – 128 GB
  • Protective Case with keyboard




Minimum MacBook:

  • MacBook Air – 256GB M1 Model
  • Protective Case



The College has engaged a leading local Apple Authorized reseller and service provider, Winthrop Australia, who also assist with the facilitation of a hardware repair service for both warranty and non warranty incidents. The College also has a purchase portal hosted by JB Hi-Fi.

Both resellers offer competitive education discounts. You may also source your own device as long as it means the minimum requirements specified above.

If you have queries in relation to the purchase, usage at the College or anything else ICT related we encourage you to contact our ICT Department via email:

Primary (Year 1 - Year 6)

In Years 1 to Year 6, students at St John Bosco College are required to bring their own iPad and keyboard to class each day.

We would appreciate if you made sure that your child’s iPad meets the minimum requirements below:

  • iPad Air or iPad 9th Generation or greater
  • 128 GB
  • Uses a Lightning Connector for charging
  • Individual student Apple ID (separate from any other devices) set up via Family Sharing
  • Case: Your child’s iPad needs to be in a suitable case as iPads can easily get damaged. We recommend at a minimum the shock proof or the drop-proof cases.
  • Keyboard: As the iPad is used for both research and typing, a keyboard will provide students with more screen space and comfort when typing.

If your child already has an iPad, there is no need to purchase a new one as long as it meets the minimum requirements above. We also ask that you do not purchase an iPad mini as we have been advised that the system requirements are not compatible with online assessments.

Please click here for more information.


In Secondary, students at St John Bosco College are required to bring their own MacBook to class each day. 

The MacBook needs to meet the minimum requirements: 

  • MacBook Air 13-inch / Apple M1 Chip / 8GB / 256GB 
  • Students need to ensure their device is fully charged each day ready for learning. The use of technology is transforming the way teachers teach and has changed the learning landscape. At St John Bosco College, teachers are maximising the opportunities provided by the digital technologies available to them. 

Please note that students will not be able to access other programs that may be on their device whilst at the College. 

Students and parents will be required to sign an ICT agreement at the beginning of the College year. 

You may purchase the device yourself or the College has a relationship with JB HiFi and have a range of options available to families. To see these options, visit the website.

  • Please click here for the step-by-step instructions to order the device.
  • Please click here for the BYOD parent’s toolkit.
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