iPads for 2024-2025 Academic Year

This page was last updated: 9th May 2024

How do I order my iPad for my son entering into 1st Year in August 2024?

Go to https://store.wriggle.ie/ and enter store code 299422900.

Important! You must only order your iPad through the designated online shop.

How do I order my iPad for my son entering into 2nd or 3rd Year in August 2024 from another school?

If your son already has an iPad from another school, you must call Wriggle Learning on 015009060 to arrange transfer of the iPad from your son’s previous school to St. Vincent’s Castleknock College.

If your son does not already have an iPad from their previous school, then you may order your iPad through Wriggle’s Online Store (Go to https://store.wriggle.ie/ and enter store code 299422900). Ensure you select your son’s school year (2nd year or 3rd year) as appropriate.

Do I need an iPad for TY, 5th Year or 6th Year?

No, we are using iPads on a 1:1 basis for 2024-2025 for our 1st to 3rd Years only.

How do I pay for my iPad?

You can pay in full using a credit or debit card or spread the payment over a number of months using Wriggle Pay. All payment options will be displayed at the checkout stage.

How do I set up my iPad?

Please carefully follow the instructions contained within the iPad delivery.

Who do I contact if I have any questions or experience any difficulties?

Please contact Wriggle Learning directly on sales@wrigglelearning.ie or call 015009060.

You should also consult the Parent Pack and Online Store User Guide in case your query is answered there.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Is this optional?

Q. Is this decision final?
Yes. The decision to introduce the iPad has followed extensive consultation with a number of various groups within the College, including the PRA.

Q. Can the school please ban the use of phones by the boys during the day?
Absolutely. This is one of the primary reasons for introducing the iPad to students.

Q. What are the costs of subscribing to the publishers electronic versions in addition to the purchase of text books?
We have made sure that the booklists for as many of our subjects as possible includes a bundled eBook with the paper copy. The cost of the device is the only additional cost.

Q. How many subjects can be obtained on the iPads compared to text book subjects?
We have made sure that the booklists for as many of our subjects as possible includes a bundled eBook with the paper copy. If there are any exceptions, this will be accounted for in that particular subject.

Q. How do we add new books onto the iPad e.g. in 5th year when new subjects/curriculum starts?
When you receive your new books in fifth year, these will come supplied with the eBook redemption code.

Q. Will books remain at home and iPads go to school?
Some teachers may wish to use the textbook in the class. If that is the case, the book can be left in the College and the eBook used at home thereby cutting down on the schoolbag weight.

Q. Will these devices replace laptops for children who currently use laptops for learning support?
Yes. The iPad will become the device for use within school.

Q. Which iPad does the school recommend regarding size?
The school are leaving that option with each individual parent. 64GB is the minimum size model and is very much sufficient for everything a student will need.

Q. Can I use an iPad I already have for my son?
No. To ensure the full suite of controls are in place and cannot be tampered with the school iPad must be supplied directly via the designed online shop.

Q. Is there a discount if two siblings are purchasing the devices in two different schools?
Educational Pricing Support is applied to each and every device, so there aren’t any additional discounts available.

Q. Are all software licensing costs included or will there be additional charges as time goes on?
There may be additional costs in the form of apps required for specific subjects. These will appear as booklist items and payable to the College directly prior to the start of each year.

Q. How will the College deal with lost/forgotten iPads?
To assist with forgotten devices, students will use their own head and shoulders photograph as the lock screen wallpaper. If the device is left behind in a classroom when anyone touches the home button they will see the owners face as the wallpaper. For lost or missing devices, we would recommend enabling the “Find my” feature on the iPad. Wriggle are on hand to support you in the event of an iPad being lost or stolen to attempt to identify it’s location and recover it and to prevent unauthorised misuse by locking the device.

Q. Will boys need a school Apple ID/account?
Yes. All students will receive a school Apple ID which comes with 200GB of free iCloud storage. Details will be supplied alongside the iPad. You must not use a personal or existing Apple ID.

Q. Will schoolwork be saved to the Cloud?
Yes. The Microsoft Office365 suite of apps including Teams and OneNote is used widely in the College. All data is saved to the cloud using these services. Other work (photos, audio recordings, etc.) saved to the device can be backed up using the iCloud backup feature on the iPad and all school Apple ID’s receive 200GB of free iCloud Storage. Students also have access to a private 2TB OneDrive account via Office365 for storing files.

Q. Can the device be added to the family iCloud account to ensure back up is maintained?
No. Students must only use their school Apple ID account, which will be supplied as part of your iPad delivery. All school Apple ID’s come with 200GB of free iCloud storage which is ample space to allow backups.

Q. If the 64gb is purchased but additional space is required, would an SD card or USB suffice if purchased separately?
No, it is not possible to add additional storage to an iPad at a later stage. The iPad cannot take an SD card but can take a USB key as removable storage. We do not recommend this however since differences between the iPadOS file system and other platforms such as Microsoft Windows can easily cause corruption up to and including total loss of the data on the USB. All data should be stored on the Cloud, either in iCloud or OneDrive.

Q. I bought an iPad from you guys for my daughter who attends Mount Sackville Secondary School and who no longer uses the iPad as she will be going into 5th year in September. Can I use her iPad that is just sitting in a press?
No. In order to ensure the appropriate security and operational controls for St. Vincent’s Castleknock College are present on the iPad you must order the iPad for your son directly from the College online shop.