Algester’s Apple family funded program

Apple have set up an Algester State School Custom Page.

This custom page ensures that you’re buying the device students at Algester State School require. It offers great features, like free delivery and free personal engraving.

You can also visit the Carindale Apple Store, or call 133-622 to purchase through our contact centre.

Apple offers special iPad and Mac pricing for students attending our school. This special pricing is available for purchases made at Apple Stores, through our school’s customised online store or via the Apple contact centre. If you are purchasing in-store or over the phone just let the Specialist know our school’s name, Algester State School.

Algester Primary school is a shared iPad school

Algester Primary School has a Shared iPad Program 2019 (PDF, 615KB)

Finance options are also available for purchases if you are purchasing at an Apple Store or online.

2019 Device Requirements (PDF, 602KB)

2019 iPad Terms of Use and Participation Agreement (PDF, 598KB)

S.A.M.R. Model with iPads 

We use the SAMR Model to cater to our contemporary learners who live and operate in a digital world and adapt easily to new technologies. This means that they use mobile devices to access learning wherever they are. They tap into knowledge at any time, and collaborate with friends, experts and learning communities. They participate in world events in real time. They locate resources, and are able to find, filter and use information to create, critically evaluate and publish content produced by themselves and others.

Many retail outlets regularly discount the price of Apple iTunes gift cards throughout the year. Gift Cards on Sale is one website that has been designed to easily find the best gift card deals and promotions. 

2019 App list

Families will be responsible to purchase the Core Apps and Year Level Apps for their child. Family sharing allows you to share the purchase of one App across the entire family! The cost for all the family (up to 5 members) for the Core List is just over $37 and Year Level Apps are no more than $20.

Click on the following link to go to an iTunes Course designed to allow you to easily download the Apps that you need: iTunes Course to set up your iPad.


Year 3 – Year 6 classes have two iAssistants who were selected for their interest in technology, achieving exceptional academic results and always displaying positive behaviour choices. iAssistants meet once a week during their lunch time for training to build their leadership skills to:

  • assist their teacher and peers with troubleshooting Wi-Fi issues and Core Apps.
  • create various digital projects throughout the year to be showcased throughout the school and the wider community.
  • meet with Apple Education team
  • attend field trips to Apple Carindale for training.  
Last reviewed 24 April 2019
Last updated 24 April 2019