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.
As with our previous device, purchasing options will be made available through the school, though parents will be welcome to source their own 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 link to the Solutions IT portal - password "winthrop" if you would like to purchase direct through the company that the school uses to support our IT program.
School Code: Winthrop
Current year 4 and 5 students won’t be affected by this change of device, but will experience improvements to the use of devices as a learning tool in response to these other recommendations.
Year 3 Parents are invited to register for either of the following talks
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.
If you have any queries about the 1:1 Device Program please contact the school on 9310 6100.
MacBook Air: Back Up! Back Up!
Backing up your child's data on the laptop is extremely important. It is recommended that backups are carried out frequently to back up copies of important fils (photos, music, projects, etc). Unfortuanately, 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 yoru files, an 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: