Digital learning at Papanui High School

At Papanui High School we actively encourage students to bring their own device (BYOD) to enhance their learning.

Our teachers are dedicated to increasing engagement for learning.  We are actively introducing more collaborative and digital learning opportunities for all of our students.  The use of information technology is now firmly embedded in our society and our students need to be equipped with the tools to use these technologies.

Please note that if you have purchased a device for your child to use at Year 8, you do not need to purchase a new device to come to Papanui High School.   

We recommend a Chromebook, such as an Toshiba, HP, Lenovo, or Acer Chromebook.

Benefits of Chromebooks:

  • Easy to use
  • Long-life battery
  • Everything is safely stored in the cloud
  • Start up and access to the internet is very fast.  
  • Cost effective
  • Robust.

Consider your child’s future subject choices when making a decision. Other devices will also be suitable. This could include a Netbook, an Android tablet, a Windows tablet, an iPad, an iPad mini, a Macbook or a laptop.  Whatever device you choose, students can register and connect their device to our school wifi through the IT office.

Your child's device will need to have a number of apps downloaded. Click here for a full list of what we recommend.

You can purchase devices at a variety of stores. PB Tech is an online option. Warehouse Stationery have many options with a student discount. Work and Income can also assist eligible clients and some low income families.

If you would like to discuss BYOD with us, please contact our Deputy Principal Louisa Clissold cll@papanui.school.nz or our e-learning facilitator Helen MacGougan mgh@papanui.school.nz.