CLASS projects on large pieces of cardboard will become a thing of the past for Larmenier Catholic Primary School as it rolls out iPads to all pupils from year 3.
Yesterday year 3 and year 6 pupils took ownership of their iPads as part of a pilot program that will be rolled out to other year levels at the school from 2013.
Assistant principal and Information and communications technology co-ordinator Mary Wall said it would open up personalised learning opportunities for the children in their classroom not possible at the moment with only pen and paper.
``We're dealing with children now who are digital natives,'' Ms Wall said.
``To them it's all very easy to use, and it's about time education moved with the times.''
She said it would allow children to develop their own projects either individually or as groups through applications like the creative book builder, which allows students to embed photos and videos into a computer-based book.
The iPads have been made possible by parents either buying them outright or on a lease-to-own agreement.