We have a compulsory Bring Your Own Device programme for students in Years 3-8. We highly recommend the purchase of Apple iPads. Please see 'Our BYOD Programme' if you would like more advice about this.

If you choose to purchase a new device (iPad or MacBook), many applications come with the device. It is important that you check the app store on the laptop to download free applications that come with a new device, particularly Pages, Keynote, iMovie, Clips and Garage Band (Numbers can also be downloaded for free though this is not regularly used).

Below you will find a list of the recommended apps for iPads that are used at school for the Junior School (Years 0-2) and the Middle/Senior School (Years 3-8). Some of these do have a small cost. You can directly access these at the iTunes Store by clicking on the icon accompanying each app. Please also note that as pods discover new apps to support learning throughout the year, they may request further apps be added to your child's device. We always endeavour to ensure that we use free apps where possible.

If you have questions about the applications or setting these up on your child's device, please contact:

Carissa Davies

eLearning & STEM Support Teacher

cdavies@whakarongo.school.nz

Andrew Mildenhall

eLearning Technical Support

amildenhall@whakarongo.school.nz

Recommended Apps for iPads - Junior (Years 0-2)

https://apps.apple.com/au/app/pm-ecollection/id675521971
https://apps.apple.com/nz/app/seesaw-class/id930565184
https://apps.apple.com/au/app/mathletics-students/id1369836502
https://apps.apple.com/us/app/epic-kids-books-reading/id719219382

PM eCollection App

Free

See Saw Class

Free

Mathletics

Free

Epic

Free

https://apps.apple.com/nz/app/qr-reader-for-iphone/id368494609
https://itunes.apple.com/nz/app/scratchjr/id895485086?mt=8
https://apps.apple.com/us/app/google-chrome/id535886823
https://apps.apple.com/us/app/clips/id1212699939

QR Reader

Free

Scratch Junior

Free

Google Chrome

Free

Clips

Free with iPad

https://itunes.apple.com/nz/app/garageband/id408709785?mt=8
https://itunes.apple.com/nz/app/imovie/id377298193?mt=8
https://apps.apple.com/us/app/keynote/id361285480
https://apps.apple.com/nz/app/pages/id409201541?mt=12

GarageBand

Free with iPad

iMovie

Free with iPad

Keynote

Free with iPad

Pages

Free with iPad

https://apps.apple.com/us/app/chatterpix-kids/id734046126
https://apps.apple.com/us/app/pic-collage-photo-video-grids/id448639966
https://apps.apple.com/us/app/lightbot-jr-coding-puzzles-for-ages-4/id858640629
https://apps.apple.com/us/app/blockly-for-dash-dot-robots/id906750147

Chatter Pix

Free

Pic Collage

Free

Lightbot junior

$2.99

BLOCKLY for Dash & Dot Robots - Free

https://apps.apple.com/us/app/go-for-dash-dot-robots/id928519463
https://apps.apple.com/us/app/xylo-for-dash-robot/id941863690
https://apps.apple.com/us/app/wonder-for-dash-and-dot-robots/id1033035498
https://apps.apple.com/us/app/path-for-dash-robot/id928643204

GO for Dash & Dot Robots

Free

XYLO for Dash & Dot Robots

Free

Wonder for Dash & Dot Robots

Free

PATH for Dash & Dot Robots

Free

https://apps.apple.com/us/app/osmo-words/id876514856
https://apps.apple.com/us/app/osmo-numbers/id1017627073
https://apps.apple.com/us/app/osmo-coding-awbie/id1067117430
https://apps.apple.com/us/app/osmo-tangram/id876510541

WORDS for Osmo

Free

NUMBERS for Osmo

Free

Coding AWBIE for Osmo

Free

TANGRAM for Osmo

Free

https://apps.apple.com/us/app/ozobot/id910831867
https://apps.apple.com/nz/app/keedogo-plus/id918496636
https://apps.apple.com/us/app/book-creator-for-ipad/id442378070
https://apps.apple.com/nz/app/nzsl-dictionary/id521076445

Ozobot Bit

Free

Keedogo Plus

$4.99

Book Creator for iPads

$2.99

NZ Sign Language for iPads

Free

Recommended Apps for iPads - Senior (Years 3-8)

https://apps.apple.com/us/app/google-chrome/id535886823
https://itunes.apple.com/nz/app/google-drive-free-online-storage/id507874739?mt=8
https://itunes.apple.com/nz/app/google-slides/id879478102?mt=8
https://itunes.apple.com/nz/app/google-docs/id842842640?mt=8

Google Chrome

Free

Google Drive

Free

Google Slides

Free

Google Docs

Free

https://apps.apple.com/us/app/keynote/id361285480
https://apps.apple.com/nz/app/pages/id409201541?mt=12
https://itunes.apple.com/nz/app/garageband/id408709785?mt=8
https://itunes.apple.com/nz/app/imovie/id377298193?mt=8

Keynote

Free with iPad

Pages

Free with iPad

GarageBand

Free with iPad

iMovie

Free with iPad

https://apps.apple.com/us/app/clips/id1212699939
https://apps.apple.com/nz/app/seesaw-class/id930565184
https://apps.apple.com/au/app/mathletics-students/id1369836502
https://apps.apple.com/us/app/epic-kids-books-reading/id719219382

Clips

Free with iPad

Seesaw Class

Free

Mathletics

Free

Epic

Free

https://sites.google.com/a/whakarongo.school.nz/whakarongo-school-2013/home/our-kids/our-elearning/our-elearning-1/Screen%20Shot%202021-01-26%20at%203.13.28%20PM.pnghttps://apps.apple.com/us/app/pic-collage-photo-video-grids/id448639966
https://apps.apple.com/us/app/book-creator-for-ipad/id442378070
https://itunes.apple.com/nz/app/brushes-redux/id932089074?mt=8
https://apps.apple.com/nz/app/qr-reader-for-iphone/id368494609

Pic Collage

Free

Book Creator for iPads

$2.99

Brushes Redux

Free

QR Reader

Free

https://apps.apple.com/us/app/calculator-expert/id389044266
https://whakarongo.apps.school.nz/install/
https://apps.apple.com/us/app/kahoot-play-create-quizzes/id1131203560
https://apps.apple.com/us/app/youtube-watch-listen-stream/id544007664

Calculator Expert

Free

Whakarongo School App

Free

Kahoot! Play and Create Quizzes

Free

YouTube

Free

Please note the use of this is strictly monitored and directed.

https://itunes.apple.com/nz/app/scratchjr/id895485086?mt=8
https://apps.apple.com/us/app/sphero-edu/id1017847674
https://apps.apple.com/us/app/wedo-2-0-lego-education/id1011085891

Scratch Junior

Free

Sphero Edu

(Years 5-8)

Free

Lego WeDo 2.0 Education

(Years 5-8)

Free

Lego Spike Education

(Years 4-8)

Free

https://apps.apple.com/us/app/blockly-for-dash-dot-robots/id906750147
https://apps.apple.com/us/app/go-for-dash-dot-robots/id928519463
https://apps.apple.com/us/app/path-for-dash-robot/id928643204
https://apps.apple.com/us/app/wonder-for-dash-and-dot-robots/id1033035498

BLOCKLY for Dash & Dot Robots

(Year 3-4)

Free

GO for Dash & Dot Robots

(Year 3-4)

Free

PATH for Dash & Dot Robots

(Year 3-4)

Free

WONDER for Dash & Dot Robots

(Year 3-4)

Free

https://apps.apple.com/us/app/xylo-for-dash-robot/id941863690
https://apps.apple.com/us/app/ozobot/id910831867
https://apps.apple.com/nz/app/education-perfect/id961305391
https://apps.apple.com/nz/app/nzsl-dictionary/id521076445

XYLO for Dash & Dot Robots

(Year 3-4)

Free

Ozobot Bit

Free

Education Perfect

Years 7-8

Free

NZ Sign Language

Free