e-Learning - BYOD
BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) was introduced into the senior school at the beginning of 2018. On this page you will find out all the information you need to know if you choose for your child to bring a device to school. An important thing to remember is that BYOD is not compulsory.
Keeping Safe - Using HEART Online
We endeavour to do our best to keep children safe online. There are a number of ways in which we do this. First and foremost we use our school values, HEART, to education the children in making good choices when learning online. We also have infrastructure in place to keep our children safe, i.e., Linewize and N4L. This allows us to filter and view online activity from any device. We follow the recommended best practice from Netsafe New Zealand. We recommend that you have a look at their parent portal. Click on the button below to access this.
We ask all students and caregivers to discuss and sign our e-Learning student user agreements annually. You can view and download these below.
BYOD: What Do You Agree To?
For your child to bring their own device you must sign the BYOD Agreement below. Scroll down to read the agreement or click on the button above if you wish to download it.
What To Buy
You have two options. You can either purchase a Chromebook with a quadcore processor (not dualcore) or a Macbook Air. These devices are available anywhere. Children with a BYOD device also need a set of headphones and a protective sleeve/travel case for your child's device. Below is a quote from Harvey Norman for the Chromebook with the specs we require. Click on the button to download. Please come and see us if you have any questions.
Frequently Asked Questions
Students bringing their own devices raises lots of questions for parents. We have put together a list of all the questions we have been either been asked or think you may ask and done our best to answer them on the form below. Scroll down to read them or click on the button to download. Hopefully you will find the answers to most of your questions here. If you do have a question that is not answered please email Jan Thompson and she will endeavour to get back to you asap. firstname.lastname@example.org
Parent Information Evening
In Term 4, each year we hold a Parent Information Evening. In 2021 we held this event as a Parent Zoom. Below is the slide show that represents what is discussed during the evening. Scroll down to read. The videos won't play but there is still a lot of information worth reading.