IPAD SECRETS: Nambour Christian College Apple Genius Paige Leamey (middle) gives fact-hungry students Lydia Pyle and Caelan Dean-Meredith a few Apple tips yesterday.
IPAD SECRETS: Nambour Christian College Apple Genius Paige Leamey (middle) gives fact-hungry students Lydia Pyle and Caelan Dean-Meredith a few Apple tips yesterday. Brett Wortman

An Apple a day: kids lead the way at Nambour College

APPLE'S not just a fruit being left on the teacher's desk at Nambour Christian College.

The Woombye campus has turned the tables on education when it comes to technology giant Apple.

Fifteen students, known as Apple Geniuses, are educating peers as well as their teachers about Apple devices.

It's a big responsibility considering the entire school is on Apple - 1100 iPads are connected to the network.

Six of the brightest Apple Geniuses in particular will now lead the way for the rest of the school following their visit to the Brisbane Apple store last week.

The students, from Years 7, 8 and 11, were selected for the Field Trip program - an education program open to schools. The college was one of the first schools of the year to take part.

When is too soon for children to be using iPads and iPhones?

This poll ended on 11 October 2014.

Current Results

It's never too soon, they are a great learning tool

61%

Above age 10, why expose kids to technology too early?

23%

It's not neccessary at all, I had nothing like that when I was young and we turned out fine!

14%

This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.


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