At Sherwood, we support our students to use media and digital technologies safely and responsibly.
We encourage them to inquire and create over multiple platforms, allowing them to express
themselves, connect, and collaborate with other learners in our ever-changing digital world. Our use
of iPads across all classrooms creates equity and accessibility to a variety of learning options to suit
We adopted a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) program in 2020 to ensure students are best
prepared for their future by working with staff to embed strong digital literacy in all classrooms. This
concept has evolved and there are three device options you will find in our Year 2 - 5 classrooms,
to ensure equity and choice for parents: BYOD, Hire Program, and School Provided Technology.
Each year when we form our classes we ensure they are well-balanced, taking into consideration the
unique needs of all students, their wellbeing, and academic requirements. As each child at Sherwood
will have access to a device through one of these options, we no longer factor the ratio of device usage
into class formation.
Please be assured, our teachers will skilfully manage all three technology options within their
classrooms. Families should feel able to choose the device option that fits best for them, confident their
child’s teacher will manage the teaching and learning within the room, including the integration of
technology, as one tool available to them to encourage their learners to create and connect.
If you are a 2023 Sherwood family in Year 2 - 5, please download our Digital Equity & Learning Parent Guide for all the details you need to get started, including:
- Why iPads?
- Device specifications
- Apps list for all year levels
- Classroom rules & expectations (click here to download posters for iPad and laptop guidelines)
- Parent checklist and Apple Support links