To support this vision, all students in Year 7 and above are required to bring their own laptop, selected from a range of recommended models.
This environment, where there is one computer per one student, from a specific range of recommended models, is known as 1:1 Computing. This is different from a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) programme, where students can bring whatever computer they already own to class.
This will differ from class to class and teacher to teacher. Some subjects lend themselves to using a computer more naturally than others. All teachers participate in ongoing professional development and implementation time to allow them to feel confident in teaching a class of students where every student has a laptop.
Yes – all student traffic is monitored and logged, with objectionable material being blocked.
Yes – all students will be able to print wirelessly to the College copiers.
The College recommends that students use cloud storage offered via our Microsoft 365 subscription, called OneDrive. This will protect data against laptop loss or hardware failure. Assistance and instructions on how to configure this is available from the ICT Helpdesk.
Students are required to bring a fully charged device to school each day and take responsibility to remember to charge it beforehand. Students are also required to bring their laptop chargers to school.
Yes – there is a team in the ICT Helpdesk that can help students with support requests.
Bring Your Own Device. Typically associated with the bringing of any device you currently own with little to no standardisation.
Denotes a formalised programme where there is one laptop for every student. At St Andrew's College we strongly suggest that students choose one of the recommended devices, which are detailed on the Device Recommendation page.
If you have any particular questions please contact our Chief Information Officer, Dave Hart on DHA@stac.school.nz or +64 3 940 2054.