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Digital Learning Devices for 2020

Mandurah Catholic College runs a Bring Your Own Apple (BYOA) Digital Learning Device (DLD) Program for all students in Years 4 – 12.

We are a parent funded DLD from Years 4-12 and expect all students joining the College to provide an Apple device as recommended. It is ultimately the choice of the parent to decide which Apple DLD is purchased for use within the College and the life expectancy of approximately 3 to 5 years. If you already have an Apple device you wish to use, please ensure that it is less than 2 years old. Please view Device FAQ’S for further information.

These recommended DLDs have been chosen for their ease of use to facilitate education, innovation and creativity. They will also complement our College’s educational network and allow our students to connect with the global community, providing the best value for money for our parents.

The College recommends the following devices in 2020.

Year 4 - Year 6

Student BOYD iPad
Recommended Devices
7th Gen. iPad 32Gb WiFi
Protective Case

Years 7 - 12

Student BOYD MacBook
Recommended Devices
MacBook Air Retina
Year 7 Students may bring their existing iPad until
transition to a MacBook in Year 8

Where can I buy my DLD?

Purchases can be made from a number of sources. It is ultimately the parent’s decision where to buy from and how much they wish to pay.

Mandurah Catholic College aims to provide parents with the best possible value for money. To do so we have entered into a educational supplier agreement with
Winthrop Australia to deliver you exceptional value through educational discounts that the College has negotiation on your behalf. However, we still encourage parents to ‘shop around’ to ensure they get the best value for money.

AppleCare+ Protection Plans

AppleCare+ Protection Plans are available at the time of purchase and do provide an insurance option, however you may wish to check with your existing home and contents policy to see if your DLD is covered for accidental damage. The College strongly advises the purchase of the AppleCare+ warranty with your device.