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First Year Store 2017

First Year 2017

Junior cycle students in CBS Thurles are now going into Transition Year of our successful 1:1 device programme.  Our chosen device has been the iPad and this is the same requirement for incoming 1st year students entering CBS Thurles in September 2017.  In January we held our 1st year parent information night. If you happened to miss this evening you can view the iPad information and presentation by clicking here.

Who are Wriggle?

Wriggle are the educational subsidiary of TypeTec, a company which has a long track record in ICT in Education. Since the explosion of incorporating ICT into schools and education Wriggle has come to the forefront as the best and most reputable company when it comes to implementation and deployment of iPads within a large number of Irish schools. CBS Thurles have been extremely happy with their service over the past three years and for this reason we are continuing our relationship.

iPad Deployment

This section provides details of what was outlined in the presentation back in January. The Wriggle online store will open on Wednesday 29th March 2017 and the link to the Live Store will is available at the bottom of this webpage – please note that this is the only way to purchase your iPad & eBooks. The school cannot accept payment in any form.  If you have received a voucher code from the school you must enter the details in the store and repay the school, as agreed with the principal. 

iPad 5 Copy

Deployment refers to the day when students come into the school and receive their iPad. On this day students will also be signed up for their school network account, edmodo account (our virtual learning environment), email account, receive the school’s AUP (Acceptable Usage Policy) for using the internet plus using their iPad. The deployment day for this years incoming first years is set for Friday 16th June 2017. In order to have such a large assignment of iPads + having the correct eBooks / books in place, both Wriggle and the school needs to have all payments closed off well in advance to this. This means the Wriggle online store, where you (the parents) will purchase everything from, will close on Friday 12th May 2017. If your son will be using their own iPad (BYOD) he must bring this device to the Deployment day. These BYOD’s will be fully erased and our security settings installed with ebooks downloaded also. Remember, students will also receive hardback textbooks with most of their eBooks.  Please contact the school if you have any questions.

Rememer that the option subject textbooks/ebooks will be suppiled to all students when they decide their option subjects in December.  The costs for these books/eBooks are covered with the initial payment.

Important dates:

  • Opening of Wriggle Online Store: Wednesday 29th March 2017
  • Closing of Wriggle Online Store: Friday 12th May 2017
  • Information Evening for incoming First year Students and Parents: Tuesday 16th May. 7.30pm
  • Deployment Day for Incoming 1st Years: Friday 16th June  2016 from 9:30am to 15:00 (approximately)

  Further reading

Parent advice on iPads in the learning environment


Click here for the First Year online Store

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