BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) Information 2024

All Year Levels

Students are required to have a device that is/has:

Windows laptops, Windows tablets, Apple laptops, iPads and Chromebooks.

Laptop Suppliers


Windows

Windows 10 or 11 version Home, Education, Pro or Enterprise, NOT Windows S or SE

Please ensure the laptop has had an account created on the device, if the student is not an admin on the account, we will need the admin credentials.

  • Recommendation 13 inch screen.
  • Has at least 6-8 hours battery life.
  • Recommendation 16GB of RAM.
  • Recommendation an SSD or NVMe 512GB or greater.
  • Recommendation Intel i5 12th Gen or higher processors, AMD Ryzen 5 7040 series or higher processors.
  • Recommendation – A laptop bag, sleeve or hard shell case.

Anti-Virus will not be provided.      Recommendation – Bitdefender or ESET NOD32

Microsoft Office 365/apps with 1Tb Cloud Storage will be provided, do not purchase.


Apple Mac

Please ensure the laptop has had an account created on the device, if the student is not an admin on the account, we will need the admin credentials.

  • Mac OS Version 12 or higher.
  • Please ensure the device has received all its updates and has an Apple ID signed in and Find My is configured.
  • M1,M2 or M3 series processor.
  • Recommendation – A laptop bag, sleeve or hard shell case.
  • Recommended Apple Care+ 3 years peace of mind – Unlimited incidents of accidental damage protection, each subject to a service fee of NZ$169 for screen damage or external enclosure damage.

Examples of Apple Laptops that meet our recommendations.

Apple Education Pricing available here (retails stores can offer these prices if requested or order direct from Apple)

Anti-Virus will not be provided.      Recommendation – Bitdefender or ESET NOD32

Microsoft Office 365/apps with 1tb Cloud Storage will be provided, do not purchase.


Apple iPad

Please ensure the ipad has had an account created on the device with a valid apple ID

  • iOS Version 16 or higher.
  • Please ensure the device has received all its updates and has an Apple ID signed in and Find My is configured.
  • Recommendation – iPad 8th Generation and above that support iOS16
  • Recommendation – the use of a Keyboard/Case with iPads

Examples of Apple iPads that meet our recommendations.

Apple Education iPad Pricing available here (retails stores can offer these prices if requested or order direct from Apple)

Microsoft Office 365/apps with 1tb Cloud Storage will be provided, do not purchase.


Chromebooks

  • Minimum 4gb ram
  • Recommended 32gb Storage

Examples  Chromebooks

Microsoft Office 365 links will be available via Google Chrome on the schools intranet.  1tb Cloud Storage will be provided, do not purchase Microsoft Office 365.

Note: Chromebooks may not be suitable in some senior subjects, where laptops with support of applications are used e.g Adobe Creative Cloud, Blender, DaVinci Resolve.


BYOD Set-up 2024

 

Setup Dates/Times: 15-26  January 2024 – Monday to Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm

This is an opportunity to be issued your login details, assist in Wi-Fi Connectivity, and install Microsoft Office.

If you are unable to get the device to us during this time, please arrange for a family member or friend to drop your device off with the login credentials.

Parents looking to manage students internet access at home and beyond – See here.