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ELF iPad program

​Ferny Hills State School is introducing a Bring Your Own Device Program for Year 4 students in 2019. This program, entitled ‘ELF’ (E-Learning @ Ferny) is for all students in the cohort.
Parents are strongly encouraged to provide a new or pre-owned iPad that meets the school’s specifications, outlined in the school’s ELF Policy​​.
The aims of the ELF Program are to:
  • enable personalisation of student learning through access to rich learning resources,
  • facilitate the development of knowledge and skills necessary for the 21st century workforce, including digital-age literacy, innovative and creative thinking, effective communication and high productivity,
  • allow continuous access to educational materials allowing learning efficiency to happen anywhere, anytime,
  • provide an engaging, interactive environment for learning, and
  • strengthen links between home and school, giving parents the opportunity to see, every day, what their child is learning at school.

Communication to Parents

Ferny Hills State School values the home/school partnership and aims to keep parents involved in each step of the preparation and implementation of this program.
This program was launched at a Parent Information Evening in May and November 2018. 

The information presented at the recent ELF Parent Information Evening by Richard Clarke, Director of New Gauge Digital, regarding setting up iPads for the ELF Program, can be downloaded below.

BYODPres-1.pdfELF Presentation - setting up family sharing on iPads (PDF, 10.7MB)

Information regarding the program will also be communicated via the school website, school newsletter and emails.
Information regarding e-safety at home can be accessed through the Office of the eSafety Commissioner:

Preparing Students for the Program

Students involved in ELF in 2019 are being familiarised with iPads in their learning during Semester 2, 2018. During this time, they will also undertake a series of units developed by the Office of the eSafety Commissioner which cover the topics of: online safety, cyberbullying and the impact of sharing digital images.

Frequently Asked Questions

Some of the most frequently asked questions regarding the ELF program are addressed in the FAQ section.