“We are aiming high for young New Zealanders to be the most digitally literate in the world so they can have every opportunity to be more innovative and better compete in a modern economy…Adopting the best approach to 21st century learning will require change across the education sector. It is critical that we recognise how much of this change is being driven by students themselves, and how eager they are to learn online through new applications, tools and content.”

Associate Minister of Education, Nikki Kaye

From the beginning of Term 2 students, have the opprtunity to bring their own IT device to school. The rapid development in ICT has created opportunities to adapt and change our learning pedagogies. The New Zealand Curriculum (NZC) explicitly states that our vision is to foster young people who will be “confident, connected, actively involved and lifelong learners” (NZC, 2007). In the 21st century, eLearning and our Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) approach is becoming fundamental to enabling this vision. 

There are many advantages for students bringing their own ICT devices to support their educational needs. A student-owned internet capable device can be an important part of a student’s educational toolkit, providing them instant access to unlimited resources and enabling them to support, extend, communicate and share their learning in a way that will prepare them for the future.

Download & read the BYOD attachment which outlines some considerations for parents and students. If you would like to BYOD then print and sign the User Agreement and return it to the school office.