Student Chromebook initiative for Year 10 to Year 13 students
Our students are increasingly using digital devices on a regular basis in all of their subject areas. It has become a challenge to ensure that all students have immediate access to the computers and Chromebooks they require for their studies and assessments.
To meet this growing need the Board of Trustees has decided to make the Bring Your Own Chromebook (BYOC) initiative available to all students from Year 10 to Year 13 to bring their own Chromebook. This is optional, but strongly recommended. Technical support will be provided to help students connect their device to the school network. To maintain a safe and secure learning environment, a filtered connection will be provided for students and is part of the BYOC learning agreement. Students are solely responsible for their devices, similar to other personally owned items. Otamatea High School is not liable for loss, damage, misuse, or theft. The Ministry of Education provides free Chromebook licences, enabling the school to provision student Chromebooks with the necessary learning applications similar to other personally owned items.
At the beginning of the school year, students will need to have their Chromebooks set up correctly by our ICT Technician.
To support parents, we have contacted 100% Fergus Appliances and Beds, PB Technologies and Cyclone Computers to offer special package deals on Chromebooks
Click here for BYOC portals from these suppliers. Families can purchase from anywhere they choose.
We look forward to students bringing their own Chromebooks so that our school can continue to broaden opportunities for students to engage in online collaboration, research, and self-directed learning at school and at home.
Please note, if students wish to bring in a device other than a Chromebook to school, or if you have any other questions, please contact our ICT Coordinator Mrs Monique Myburgh.