Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Scheme
Senior School : Yrs 5- 8
We recognize that the world is changing rapidly and that our students use digital devices such as laptops, desktops and tablets as important tools for their learning and communicating.
We want to maximise the learning enabled by these devices and as a result, have introduced an optional 'Bring your own Device' programme for Year 5-8 students at Tauriko School.
This will mean that students in Years 5-8 can, if they wish, bring an approved laptop or tablet to their regular classroom every day. Teachers will direct how these devices will be used to support learning.
There is no expectation for students to bring a device to school. If you are concerned about cost, theft, or feel that your child is not yet responsible enough to bring a device to school, then please do not apply for the BYOD scheme.
APPROVED DEVICES AS AT 21 March 2014:
1. iPad 2 or newer (not iPad mini)
2. Laptop: Windows 7, 8.1 or 10, Intel i3 processor/AMD A8 processor or newer, 4GB RAM OR: Macbook OS 10.7 (Lion), 2GB RAM
3. Microsoft Surface Tablet - running Windows 8.1 or 10
5. Android Tablet - Google, Samsung or ASUS brands
- Version 4.0 or above (Ice Cream Sandwich or Jellybean)
- Front and rear facing cameras
ALL DEVICES MUST HAVE WiFi connectivity and a Screen Size over 9.5 inches
The application process:
Students must be able to demonstrate an ability to use a device in a meaningful and responsible manner. They will also be expected to have a working knowledge of the device they are bringing to school.
PLEASE FILL IN: The BYOD Application Form
READ: The E-Values Document
COMPLETE: This online cyber-safety quiz
SIGN: The Student User Agreement (includes list of approved devices)
AND SUBMIT to the Classroom Teacher
The e-learning teacher, in consultation with the classroom teacher, student and parents (if necessary) will then decide if the child is able, or unable to begin bringing a device. If accepted onto the BYOD scheme, a letter will be sent home indicating a date when the device can begin being brought to school.