May we opt out of buying the iPad if we already own one? Can my child connect to the school network if he is using his own iPad? Will the school assist in installing all the necessary Device Management Application (DMA) software and Apps required by the curriculum?
Every student is required to have a device for teaching and learning purposes and is encouraged to purchase one through the school via MOE’s bulk tender. Students are encouraged to use the device model prescribed by the school, as the uniformity of systems and software would ensure a smooth learning experience for everyone. The device purchased through the school will come with the necessary warranty and insurance as well.
MOE's bulk tender will lower the cost of the iPads for students.
Recognising that having to purchase a Personal Learning Device (PLD) would incur costs for parents, MOE has therefore decided to make it more affordable for parents by allowing the use of the child’s Edusave account to pay for the PLD.
Students who do not wish to purchase a device because they already have their own devices will have to check with the school to ascertain whether the specifications of the existing device meet the school’s requirements. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for clarifications.
If your child’s existing device meets the school’s teaching and learning requirements, we will assist to install the necessary DMA software and apps required by the curriculum. The device may then also connect to the school network to facilitate learning.