Age Restrictions for Social Media Platforms

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This is a friendly reminder, that social media based apps are not suitable or on the approved core app list. Please see the table below which details the required age to create an account for. If you currently have these apps, you will need to remove them from your device as they are not aligned with our digital citizenship student contracts.

If you have any questions, please see the Information Literacy Team.

App Age
Twitch 12 years
Instagram 13 years
Snapchat 13 years
Facebook 13 years 16 years 17 years
Vine 17 years
YouTube Accounts 18 years


Promotional Posters…

Mrs Brough’s sample poster

Now that you’ve taken your amazing snapshots of our school, its time to  create your promotional poster/banner.

Think about which photos you are going to use and how many.

Make sure your writing relates to the pictures your using and dont forget you need a heading, which is of course our school name.

If you need to edit your photos do it from your album in the photos app.

You have the choice of two apps for your poster/banner, either strip designer or pic collage.

If you use strip designer don’t forget to change the size of the paper from letter to A4.

Dont forget to change the text font, colour and size to suit your poster.

Think about backgrounds and borders.

Look at your layout, check your spelling and make sure your happy before you save it to the  photos app.

Once you saved to the photos app add your poster to your album.

Be creative and have fun… 🙂 😉

Favourite Apps

Your challenge today is to research your favouite app and try and convince us to add it to the grade five core apps list for term two.

You can write your letter up in the notes app, make sure you write to one of us and finish with your name.

Include a description of the app, maybe what age group its for, what type of app it is, give it a star rating and finish with why you like it so much.

You could even include a link to an image or a YouTube video.

Here’s the app Mrs Brough reviewed and sent to Mrs McKee. It will give you an idea about what to include:

Dear Mrs Mckee,
This is my latest favourite app… It’s worth a look!

…WWF Together app… It’s a World Wildlife Fund app

The app shows us some of the worlds most amazing and endangered animals.
There are amazing photos and information about each animal.
There are interactive activities for each animal as well.
It’s an educational app that any age could use and it’s free.
It even has origami instructions on how to make each animal it’s covered so far.
And whats great about this app is that with every update new animals are added.
I could go on and on… But rather than do that I’ve sent you a link so you can check it out for yourself.
Happy watching and I hope you love this app as much as I do.
Mrs Brough

Hopefully by next week you’ll be able to email it to us so we can review all your favourite apps and chose one or two to be added to the core app list.




To finish off Term 3 the Grade 5 kids held an APP EXPO for their teachers.

After spending a couple of lessons selecting apps and making advertising posters on the iPads for their chosen app, the grade 5’s had to sell their app to an audience. They were attempting to convince their teachers to add some educational as well as fun apps to the classroom iPads.

Lets hope next term the grade 5’s have some additional apps added to their iPads, afterall the hard work they did 🙂


Strip Designer

The Strip Designer App ($2.99)  is much more than a create your own comic strip app.

…Kids can learn digital creation skills and improve their writing skills, story telling and graphic design. You can create comic strips, posters, stories and diary entries. It is an open ended app and you are only limited by your imagination.

Strip Designer is the perfect app for classroom publishing.

You can add a variety of content, including taking photos and drawing pictures within the app and importing images from your photo album.

There is also a complete range of options for sharing your finished products. You can email, upload to faceook, twittter, Flickr and dropbox, print or save as a .pdf, image or strip designer project file.







Today our 5/6’s competed in Hooptime. Our Oatlands’ kids did us proud. They cheered and supported each other on. Most teams had success and showed excellent sportsmanship. A big THANKS to Miss Arnold for organising everything 🙂


…Let the GAMES begin…

Olympic Fever flowed through school on Friday…

ceremonies, games, athletes, gold medals, ribbons and olympic spirit!

Our grade fives represented Vanuatu, New Zealand, Iceland and Mexico…