Apple Laptop Discount for UAS Until August 1, 2016

Dear UAS Parents of Students in Grades 5-9,

All students enrolled in grades 5 through 9 will be asked to bring an Apple MacBook and case on a daily basis, as part of their normal school supplies. Our Apple Education partner, Computer Direct Access (CDA), has worked with us to provide families with a discount for MacBook purchases. This discount is available for the entire UAS community though, not just students in grades 5 through 9.

All models of Apple laptop (MacBook, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro) and currently sold are acceptable for use at UAS if the hard drive/SSD drive is 256GB or greater. Parents may purchase a student MacBook directly from UAS’ Apple Education Partner, CDA, and receive an 8% discount. You may also choose to purchase from another vendor, but without the discount.

Parents may go to the below link between now and August 1, 2016 and choose from a number of UAS approved MacBook computers. Once the form has been filled out and registration is completed, parents will receive an email with a pro forma invoice. A secure payment gateway link to purchase the chosen MacBook will be sent. Students will be able to collect their new MacBook on student orientation day.

Please use the below link to pre-book an Apple MacBook of your choice from our partner CDA.

Technology has become an essential part of education across our world. UAS is committed to providing its students the tools necessary for them to be competitive in the ever-changing job markets. Apple MacBooks best suits the needs of our students and enable UAS to focus on teaching and student-centered learning instead of time having to learn how to use the technology.

If there are any questions, please refer to the UAS Website about the UAS BYOM Program. You may also contact BYOM about the program via email or visit the Technology website for information. Please bookmark for your future reference.

Andrew Torris

Michael Gilliland
Educational Technology Coordinator


Purchasing MacBook discount for UAS Students and Parents

Last Week for 2016

Dear Parents

This will be my last message on the High School blog. I wish everyone a wonderful summer vacation. I thank you all for making my last nine years so wonderful. We have come a long way in the last 11 years and I know that UAS will continue to thrive and improve under the leadership of Mr Sealey. I wish you all the best for the future. Take Care and Au Revoir.

Some reminders:

  • Report cards will be posted on the portal on Tuesday 21 June at 3.00pm to those who have returned their checkout forms (for students who have not returned the checkout forms – access to the report cards will be blocked).
  • Wednesday will be a noon dismissal day.


Reminders for Next Week

We will return to regular classes on Sunday. Classes begin at 8.00am and the day will finish at 1.00pm. The cafeteria will be open. Water and food can be consumed only in the cafeteria during the break times.

Academic Awards assemblies will be held in the Secondary Library starting at 11.20am (slight change to previous messages).

IMPORTANT: Students must complete and submit their checkout forms to the Secondary Office to be able to access their final report cards. Report cards will be posted on the portal on Tuesday 21 at 3.00pm to those students who have returned their checkout forms.

HS Update

Dear Parents

This is a final week of exams. Next week we return to regular classes. We will also hold our final academic awards assemblies for each grade. Parents are invited to attend. The assemblies will be held in the secondary library at the following days/times:

Grade 9 – Sunday 19 June (11.00am)

Grade 10 – Monday 20 June (11.00am)

Grade 11 – Tuesday 21 June (11.00am)

An Important Reminder – all students must return their checkout forms by June 14 to get access to their final report card.

Senior Celebrations

Our seniors have graduated!

Congratulations to the class or 2016. Each senior walked across the stage to receive his/her high school diploma from Mr Torris on Wednesday night. I wish all the seniors a happy and successful journey as they begin the next stage of their lives.

I have also included some photos of the Senior Walk and Breakfast.

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