As an important resource for all students, BYOD gives students the ability to communicate, collaborate, and extend their learning as they strive to become resourceful, well-balanced, positively-contributing citizens.

Specifically, students at Onslow College will be able to:

  • Have anytime, anywhere access to class resources, activities and learning through our internet-based Learning Management System
  • Communicate with their teachers and peers through the school’s web based email system
  • Access a range of collaborative learning tools through Office 365
  • Develop e-portfolios in various forms to enable them to gather evidence of their learning
  • Have access to differentiated learning tasks which will better reflect their individual learning needs
  • Receive immediate and targeted feedback on progress
  • Existing school laptops are accessible when other students use their own devices
  • Subjects requiring specialist computer access will continue to be timetabled into existing school computer facilities

Student Access to School Laptops

  • All students are expected to bring their own laptops to school and to keep them charged
  • The Library will continue to issue laptops to those students who already have an arrangement in place
  • Teachers will email you to let you know if your student is not bringing their laptop to class
  • If your BYOD student does not have a laptop, for example when it needs repairs, please email the student's Ako teacher with a brief explanation
  • IT Support will then arrange a short-term loan of a School laptop to cover your student for the necessary period of time

BYOD

All students should have a device that is a laptop form factor (screen and keyboard) and bring it from the first day.  As well as a laptop, students should bring earphones or headphones and charging cable. We advise students to clearly label their laptops. If you would like to discuss any issues associated with devices please contact jonathan.wyeth@onslow.school.nz.