Our iPad Program is designed to allow teachers and students go further and engage in deeper learning activities in the classroom. With unrivaled access to information and digital material, students have the world at their fingertips. Apple Classroom helps teachers maintain control over activities at all times!
At Villa Maria, each student has an iPad, for use at home and in class, for a variety of educational purposes, including:
- Accessing digital and e-textbooks
- Accessing subject-specific apps
- Taking notes
- Quizzes and exams
- Word and data processing
- Multimedia creation
- Document sharing
Apple on Campus (iPad Purchase)
Since we’re using the Apple iPad, Apple Educational Pricing is available for families buying a new device for use at Villa Maria. Click below for an updated listing of our recommended iPads.
The school uses several online platforms that allow students and parents to organize and structure their learning online:
STUDYO – Our Electronic Agenda
Provides access to students’ schedule, evaluations and homework.
PowerSchool Learning – Our Learning Management System
A learning platform with a plethora of features, including access to course outlines, classroom notes and resources shared by teachers.
COBA PORTAL – Our Student Information System
The school’s internal platform, which allows parents and students to access student grades, absences, subject progress and library database.
Technological Support for Parents & Students
Villa Maria understands that with the benefits associated with leveraging technology in education come challenges, and that both parents and students may need assistance in this area. With this in mind, the school has put several measures in place to provide technological support and guidance to both parents and students.
iPAD CONFIGURATION SESSIONS
Throughout August, Villa Maria will be hosting iPad configuration sessions for students and parents to ensure iPads are properly configured for use at Villa Maria. Parents can sign up for these clinics below.
TECHNOLOGY THEMED EVENING
Each fall the school hosts a technology themed evening. These presentations are designed to provide parents with information and resources.
TECHNOLOGY & DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP COURSES
Villa Maria offers a course on technology and digital citizenship into the school curriculum. At the junior level, students learn how to use their iPads as a learning tool and explore technologies such as coding, robotics and sound editing. The course also focuses heavily on digital citizenship and online safety. It promotes online safety and teaches students about the benefits and responsibilities that come with being a digital citizen.
IPAD Quick Start Guides
We invite you to consult the links provided for documentation, resources and instructional guides on our iPad Program.
Creating and Managing an Apple ID
IPAD Configuration Sessions
To book an appointment to receive help configuring your iPad, you must sign up using this link: http://bit.ly/2qTPdu4
The clinics will take place in the interactive classroom (H220), which is accessible through the main entrance.
As a cornerstone of our technology-enhanced curriculum, Villa Maria requires each student to have their own iPad. To manage them all, tie things together, and activate Apple Classroom here at the School, we’re proudly using the Mosyle Manager MDM.
We understand that parents can worry about how much time their kids spend using screens. With the ScreenGuide app, parents can easily manage devices at home. They can set parental controls and configure rules for the safe, educational and fun use of tablets and smartphones, while minimizing potential risks such as cyberbullying, inappropriate content consumption, and excessive screen time.
To set up and start managing your child’s device(s), please download the ScreenGuide app and follow the instructions found here: http://screen.guide/school/A1040
For all technical assistance, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
ADMISSION PROCEDURE FOR NEW STUDENTS
Visit the school during an open house
Come visit Villa Maria and discover the rich and diversified services we offer our students. You will have the opportunity to visit our classrooms, interactive classroom, science labs, multimedia centre, library, sports facilities and performance halls.
French Sector :
Saturday, September 15, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
English Sector :
Saturday, September 22, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Take part in our entrance exams
Your child will be given the following tests: mathematics, composition in English and French, as well as an English or French reading comprenhension test, depending on the sector she/he registered for.
French Sector :
Saturday, September 29, 2018 – 8:30 a.m. (Secondary 1 to 5)
Sunday, September 30, 2018 – 8:30 a.m. (Secondary 1 only)
English Sector :
Saturday, October 13, 2018 – 8:30 a.m. (Secondary 1 to 5)
Sunday, October 14, 2018 – 8:30 a.m. (Secondary 1 only)
Complete your registration
After being accepted to Villa Maria College, you must send us your registration form and pay the admission fees. Please send us the form and payment according to the instructions outlined in your child’s letter of admission to the school.