Winthrop Primary School takes a positive, innovative and accountable approach to learning. Learning is our focus and we encourage and support it in all students, staff and parents.

The Year 4s and 5s in 2019 who opt to join the 1:1 device program will be using iPads.


Accessories below are optional

  • Wired Keyboards (please see external vendors portals for recommended brands).
  • Apple Pencil (optional - please consider the personal responsibility required when bringing such a tool into a school environment. The school will hold no responsibility for the loss or theft of personal belongings brought to school.)

External Vendors Portals

Discounted purchasing options will be made available through external providers.

You are welcome to source your device from a vendor of your choice, use one you already own or elect not to participate in the program.

Please click below for the links to the purchasing portals which often offer the latest deals: 

Winthrop Australia BYOD Portal

JB Hi-Fi

JB Hi - Fi - Purchase of Cases Only Portal 


Year 6 students will continue with the Apple Macbooks.  Please contact Katy or Jenny on the email addresses below for more information about the requirements of these devices.

Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or come into the library for clarification.  You are welcome to bring your iPad into the library to check if it meets the specifications.

Year 4 (and Year 5 students with new devices) 

Zuludesk is the Mobile Device Management program the school uses to purchase apps and deploy them to your child’s iPad as required.  It is mandatory that the iPads are enrolled in this program for the device to be used at school.

Information about Technology in the Classroom

Winthrop Primary School aims to be a technology rich school integrating technology into all curriculum areas to enhance teaching and learning.

In 1:1 learning, students use their devices at school and home, allowing them to create, collaborate and connect; to extend their learning beyond the classroom. The Program aims to promote independent and flexible learning for life long learners.

The 1:1 Device Program is not compulsory and the school has a limited number of devices available for students who do not have a personal device. However these devices may not be the latest model and may not be taken home.

Any questions can be addressed to Mrs Cotham at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

If you have any queries about the 1:1 Device Program please contact the school on 9310 6100.


Devices: Back Up! Back Up!

Backing up your child's data on all devices is extremely important. It is recommended that backups are carried out frequently to back up copies of important files (photos, music, projects, etc). Unfortunately, data cannot be recovered in the event of a hard drive failure. It is best to have at least two spare copies of anything important, and to keep them separately from each other and away from your MacBook Air computer.

Time machine is the built-in backup software on the MacBook Air and is simple to use. It is designed to work with external hard drives and it keeps a copy of all your files, and remembers how your system looked on any given day so you can revisit your Mac as it appeared in the past.

A more detailed explanation of Time Machine and how to back up can be found at this link:

Apple Time Machine

iCloud Account, iTunes backups and One Drive (using student's Department of Education Accounts) can be setup to backup iPads.  The Apple Store is always happy to assist with setting up and explaining the best way for your family to protect your data and devices.