iPads and Digital Ambassadors

The iPad is a resource to enable you to get more out of your school day, but to enable this to happen you have to remember to bring the device to school and it should have at least 80% charge available.

If the charging of the device is an issue, then please make full use of the charging stations we have around the school.
Charging Stations:
• Art 6 / Computing IT 5 / English 14 /Maths 8/ Physics 3 / Social Subjects 4 / Mrs McMahon’s office

Software Updates:
The iPad will require software updates and you should regularly go to the settings icon and ensure you check on the ‘general’ tab and the software tab to confirm your device is up to date. Please note that this will not happen automatically as CGI have disabled this option within their management system.
Remember to store all data onto your one drive.

Pupils should always feel safe when using any Digital device (phones, iPads, computers, games consoles).

If you have any concerns about your child’s mental health and wellbeing due to online safety or cyberbullying. Please contact your child’s Pastoral Care teacher. 


Genius Bar

What is it?

Genius Bar is an iPad support desk run by our Digital Ambassadors. If you have a technical issue you can go and get help for your problem. 

When is Genius Bar open?

Genius Bar is open Monday to Thursday for the final 30 minutes of pupil’s lunch break (S1-S3 this is from 1.30-2.00pm, S4-6 this is from 12.40-1.10pm).

Where can you find Genius Bar?

Genius bar is located within the FuelZone towards the side of the Maths corridor. Look for the big Genius Bar banner. If you can’t find it ask a teacher to point it out to you. 

Can I become a Digital Ambassador?

Each year we take on new Digital Ambassadors (DA’s) who help run the Genius Bar as well as take part in exciting digital opportunities. This year our DA’s helped out at Family Games Night and were involved in leading guest staff from another school around different classes. 
The current project DA’s are working on is to use a drone to capture routes around our school to help new S1 navigate their way aroud.