Technology, Innovation, Design & Entrepreneurship
Welcome to the TIDE Parent Portal. This portal will host a variety of useful resources related to technology, innovation, design and entrepreneurship at ISHR. The portal is designed to provide information to parents in supporting their students as they transition to the Secondary School. Topics include: BYOD (Bring your Own Device), Care and Responsibility Guidelines for laptops, Responsible Use of Technology, Cyber Wellness and Mindfulness, Cyber Security, Cyber Safety, Digital Intelligence and Citizenship, Design Thinking and Solution Fluency, Project-based learning and other topics.
NOTE: Information posted on this portal is relevant and applicable for all Secondary School grade levels.
BYOD - BringYour Own Device
All Secondary students are expected to bring their own laptop as part of ISHR's BYOD (Bring Your Own Device). The BYOD program is designed for the ISHR Apple platform. Consequently all students are expected to bring an Apple laptop.
To support the BYOD program we have selected two local Apple Education Resellers as a way to help students/parents purchase an Apple laptop at a discounted price. Please contact the vendor directly (see details below from each vendor) if you wish to purchase a laptop. You can also select any other company as a source for an Apple laptop.
The two vendors are: Gesellschaft für digitale Bildung and FundK.
The laptop comes with standard warranty, which can be extended based on your need. Warranty options are offered, however if you need more information, please discuss the details directly with the vendor to determine the most suitable option.
Each vendor has provided full details and prices for the models below.
The following is the recommended minimum specification for the ISHR BYOD laptop:
Apple MacBook Air 13inch (33cm), 8GB, 256GB SSD, MacOS Big Sur or Mavericks
US International Keyboard