Orewa College leads iPad introduction
Tue, 19 Jul 2011 7:00p.m.
The Secondary School Principals’ Association believes it is only a matter of time before iPads are compulsory for all students – but who should pay?
Orewa College has written to parents of year 8 pupils to inform them that next year's stationery list will require a “one to one computer device”, and the schools’ preference is the Apple iPad 2.
Campbell Live spoke to Orewa College principal Kate Shevland about why the expensive equipment is necessary.
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21/03/2012 6:32:57 p.m.
I am a year 9 at orewa college and I have a iPad I thin they are a great learning device and I don't know of any pads broken stolen etc
20/10/2011 9:23:45 a.m.
Ahnal Shex wrote:
ipads have 10 hr battery when laptops have 1.computers are really unportable but ipads are really really easily portable.
15/09/2011 2:36:35 p.m.
i agree, my x wont go halfs in one and what the hell, pen and paper worked for me, im in for a protest!!!!! single mum with 2 kids,i cant afford it at all....
29/08/2011 2:06:40 p.m.
i agree with no ipads because pen and paper is the proper way
28/07/2011 6:17:00 p.m.
What the hell is up with this school? Ipads are NOT a learning essential. all it takes is some paper and pens. Get with it orewa school!
28/07/2011 9:01:00 a.m.
Not only worrying about the price, been broken or stolen but i have a problem with my ex husband that wont pay half, so do i have to??? I bet there are many parents in my situation. This is all just so crazy and puts so much pressure on most of the parents. Whether or not they help us with the money side there are so many issues that need to be looked at. If there are any parents out there wanting to start an objection rally or protest....count me in!
20/07/2011 7:15:48 p.m.
I am a year 13 student at Orewa College and have a younger sister whom this affects directly. We older students don't agree with this new policy shes trying to bring in. The expense and risk of damage from taking a $900 computer to school everyday is ridiculous!! Whats gonna happen when you give a 13yr old boy or girl something like that? its gonna get broken! Many of my classmates and my teachers believe what she is trying to introduce is barbaric. Maybe for senior students but for students of this age grou, its just not logical. From what i know 'HOMER' Shevy here only has a diploma. Many of her other choices she has made for our school are also ridiculous. I dont agree with her as a principal and i know many others that agree with me. Orewa College is in need of a new, more logical, and higher qualified principal. 13 weeks left of school and then im free from her regime forever. it cannot come fast enough. I just feel for those younger students that shes affecting.
20/07/2011 12:03:27 p.m.
Its too much of a expensive item for pupils to carry around, forget, lose, stolen and it will need replacing every year, so add that in. Stick to a paper notebook for students at high school, this is NZ a low waged economy, its great for uni Students!It becomes a toy when working, so dont expect it to add value there. Much like our much promised four day work week, when i was at high school n 1980's
20/07/2011 11:55:05 a.m.
A netbook would be far better. What work are the school kids to do on these? How are they going to get on doing algrebra?
20/07/2011 9:49:07 a.m.
I agree with Homer the Principals qualifications need to be checked, obviously she lives on another planet where people s%#! out money
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