eLearning Guidelines @ MCC
Students will be responsible for using their eDevice in accordance with the College’s Network Acceptable Use Policy, the Code of Conduct and our CLEAR Technology expectations (see Network Student User Agreement at mcc.qld.edu.au).
Students who fail to meet their responsibilities will be dealt with as per the College’s Student Behaviour Education Policy. Students may be instructed to delete apps if used inappropriately while at school, and the student’s iPad may be confiscated. Electronic learning devices are under teacher supervision from 8.30am to 3.00pm. If students in Years 7 to 12 regularly fail to bring their learning devices to class, parents will be notified. As parents/carers, your support of the College’s eLearning is greatly appreciated.
Advice for Parents/Carers
Advice for Parents/Carers: Students do not need games or entertainment apps for school. If you would like your child to have an entertainment device, we strongly recommend you purchase another one and keep the school-supplied iPad exclusive for school work. iPads are a tool to facilitate learning; that is their primary purpose at MCC. Students can use their iPads for other purposes, often leading to them being disabled for school. Learning devices for school are subject to permission. We support parent/carer decisions about the setting of boundaries at home as long as schoolwork can be completed.
Where to Purchase an iPad (Yr 10-12)
iPads are available to purchase locally and online. As part of your purchasing decision, you may wish to consider whether local after-sales support is available. Standard Apple support requires the customer to call a support number and then send the iPad directly to Apple for repair, with an estimated turnaround time of 2-3 weeks. As well as inquiring about after-sales support at your store of choice, you may also wish to ask if they provide free training in using iPads. The College cannot assist with iPad hardware faults, warranty claims or repairs, or loan units. However, our ICT department always endeavors to help students with iPad software configuration issues where possible.
Online options include:
The School Locker theschoollocker.com.au/schools/mackay-christian-college
Local retailers include:
Apple Premium Resellers (Specialists in Apple Sales and Service) eg Matilda Internet
Department stores - Big W, Target, JB Hi-Fi, Harvey Norman, The Good Guys.