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Year 6 Software Specifications

An approved list of education Apps should be purchased and installed before the start of each school term. The baseline requirements are listed, followed by the latest Term requirements. (Note: The Junior School App list is continually reviewed. Any additional App requests will be published here and also in student homework during the school year).

Select the appropriate App below on the iPad and press on the preview link for direct access to the App Store for that specific App.

Year 6 App requirements 




EasyBib FREE

An easy way to automatically create citations for your bibliography

EasyBib Preview

Adobe Reader FREE

Reading pdf documents

Adobe Reader Preview

Book Creator $7.49

ebook creator

Book Creator Preview

Brainpop FREE

Description: An easy way to login to Brainpop. Please use the school account details provided by your class teacher.

Brainpop Preview

Canvas FREE Canvas Student App
Canvas Parent App
ChatterPix FREE

Brings static images to life

ChatterPix Preview FREE

Reference content from and Will work offline for searched words

Dictionary Preview

Explain Everything $8.99

Explain Everything is an easy-to-use design, screencasting, and interactive  whiteboard tool that lets you annotate, animate, narrate, import, and export  almost anything to and from almost anywhere

Explain Everything Preview

Find my iPhone FREE

If your iPad is misplaced then Find My iPhone app will allow you to use any other iOS device to find it and protect your data. Install this app on two devices, open it and sign in with your Apple ID

Find my iPhone Preview

GarageBand FREE with new devices

GarageBand turns your iPad into Touch Instruments and a full-featured recording studio. Students can make music anywhere and play pianos, organs, guitars, drums, and basses

GarageBand Preview

Google Docs FREE

Collaborative file sharing

Google Docs Preview

Google Drive FREE

Storage and file sharing

Google Drive Preview

Hooked on Words FREE

Language game

Hooked on Words Preview

iBooks FREE

iBook repository

iBooks Preview

iMovie FREE with new devices

Movie making tool including video, photos, music and sound effects

iMovie Preview

Inspiration $14.99


Inspiration Preview


 App that allows IXL to work on iPads

 IXL Preview


FREE with new devices

Presentation processing including 44 Apple-designed themes. Easy-to-use tools let you add tables, charts, shapes, photos, and videos to slide

Keynote Preview

MackinVIA ebook Reader FREE

Digital platform for inquiry ebooks, audiobooks and databases

MackinVIA Preview

NoodleTools Companion FREE

A tool that allows students to record the research sources used in inquiry.

NoodleTools Companion Preview

Notability $14.99

Annotation onto pdf documents, recording notes and creating presentations

Notability Preview


FREE with new devices

‘Pages' is both a streamlined word processor and an easy-to-use page layout application. It allows you to be a writer one minute and a designer the next, always with a perfect document in the works

Pages Preview

Pic Collage


Image arrangement

Pic Collage Preview

Seesaw: The Learning Journal FREE

Student-driven digital portfolio

Seesaw Preview

Sora, by OverDrive (Updated) FREE

ereader for Kristin School Digital Collection

Sora, by OverDrive Preview


Year 6 Optional requirements 




Borrow Box FREE

e-book reader for use with Auckland Public Libraries

Borrow Box Preview

Chinese Number Trainer FREE

Reading and listening to Chinese number characters correctly

Chinese Number Trainer Preview

Designs for Pages $5.99

1050 templates for use with Pages to create a wide range of publications

Designs for Pages Preview

Foldify $5.99

Creates nets of 3D shapes

Foldify Preview

Green Screen by Do Ink $4.49

 Green Screen app for use in the Cloud Suite

 Green Screen by Do Ink Preview

Hopscotch FREE

Coding App for use on iPads

Hopscotch Preview

Khan Academy FREE

Khan Academy allows you to learn almost anything for free

 Khan Academy Preview

Literacy Planet Word Mania FREE Word building activity
Phonto FREE

Adding text to photos and using filters

Phonto Preview

Photo Art Maker FREE

Turning photos into pieces of art

Photo Art Maker Preview

Pinyin Trainer
Learn Chinese

Reading and listening to Chinese Pinyin correctly

Pinyin Trainer Preview

Puppet Pals $5.99

Practice Chinese oral skills in a fun way

Puppet Pals Preview

ScratchJr FREE

 Coding app for use on iPads

 ScratchJr Preview

Sketch Guru FREE

Creates pencil sketches of photos

Sketch Guru Preview

Smart Protractor FREE

Measuring angles of real-life objects.

Smart Protractor Preview

Stop Motion Studio FREE
(for a limited time)

An easy App for the creation of stop/go animated movies

Stop Motion Studio Preview

VideoFX Live FREE

 App for use with the VideoFX Elective

 VideoFX Live Preview

Word Tracer -
Learn Chinese


 Learn Chinese characters. The meaning, sound and how to write characters
 correctly in a systematic way

 Word Tracer - Learn Chinese Preview


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