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On-Boarding Process

As part of NDLP, the school will be making arrangements for 2023 Secondary One students to purchase their Personal Learning Device (PLD) by the first Semester.

The PLD bundle purchased through the school will include the following:

  • Apple iPad (WIFI) 
  • 3 years warranty and insurance
  • Device Management Application (DMA)
  • Apple Pencil (1st Generation)
  • Screen Protector 
  • Book Cover with Pencil Holder

Together with the device, your child will be provided with the following 2 accounts:

    1. Student iCON, your child will receive an MOE-issued email address. This is a service provided by Google as part of the Google Suite. With the student iCON, your child will have access to the G Suite services including storage in Google Drive, access to Microsoft ProPlus as well as Zoom. 
    2. Apple ID, the school will issue your child with an Apple ID managed by the school. This will come with 200GB of iCloud storage

Use of Edusave

Singapore Citizen students can use Edusave for the purchase of the PLD.

To ensure the affordability of PLDs, MOE 

  • has provided an Edusave top-up  of $200 in 2020, and 
  • has provided another Edusave top-up of $200 in May 2021 (as part of the Household Support Package announced in Budget 2021)

to all eligible Singaporean students in primary and secondary schools. This is on top of the annual $290 credited into the Edusave account for Secondary School students.

All students will receive a personalised letter with details of Edusave / Giro deduction. 

Financial Assistance

Students currently on MOE financial assistance schemes will also receive subsidy for the PLD purchase. The school will confirm again with students should they need to reapply for financial assistance. More information will be shared by the school at a later date.

Timeline

Please refer to the estimated timeline below for the upcoming dates to note for 2023 Sec One students. Parents will receive more information from the school in January 2023.

Time Frame

Activity

December 2022 till January 2023

  • Parents to view the information on the website, including resources and FAQs, to find out more about NDLP@SCGS.
by end January 2023
  • Letter of Consent will be sent via Parents Gateway after the Q&A session.
  • For those who intend to use their existing device as the PLD, they would need to bring the device to school, for the school to ascertain its compatibility to the DMA and Apple Pencil.
  • Parents are to note that the device would be reset to factory setting when the DMA is installed.
  • Individualised hardcopy letter (through child) to inform parents of the amount to be deducted from Edusave / GIRO.
End February 2023
  • Selection of DMA Options will be sent via Parents Gateway
March 2023
  • For students with existing devices, to bring the device to school for ICT Dept to perform the factory reset.
March 2023
  • Collection and setup of Personal Learning Device
  • Parents will receive the school’s guidelines on Acceptable Use of PLDs and suggested conversation questions for parents. These suggested questions aim to support parent-child conversations around healthy online learning habits and use of the PLD at home. 
March 2023
  • Suppliers to paste screen protectors for students who have purchased the device through the school. 
  • PLDs will be collected during the day and returned to the students when completed.

Updated as of 29 September 2022

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