BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) Information 2023

BYOD Device Specs 2023

All Year Levels

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

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


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.

  • Minimum 12.2 inch screen.
  • Has at least 6‐8 hours battery life.
  • Recommendation 8GB of RAM.
  • Recommendation an SSD or NVMe 256GB or greater.
  • Recommendation Intel i5 10th Gen or higher processors, AMD Ryzen 5 or higher processors.
  • All Windows devices must support TPM version 2 if they intend to run or later upgrade to Windows 11.
  • Recommendation – A laptop bag, sleeve or hard shell case.

Examples of Windows Based devices that meet our recommendations

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 or M2 series processor – Battery life unbeatable – represented 44% of all 2021 Year 9 laptops.
  • 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 14 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 6th Generation and above that support iOS14
  • 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.


BYOD Set-up 2023

Setup Dates/Times: 16-27  January 2023 – Monday to Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm

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

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