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All of our classrooms are wirelessly networked with interactive display panels. Each student in Years 1 to Year 4 is provided with a device to use at school. From Years 5 to 8, we run a “Bring Your Own Device” (BYOD) computer scheme, where boys are required to have their own computer for day to day work at school and home.
Wellesley has extended its BYOD scheme to include Year 5 students. Access to limited loan devices is available through each classroom teacher. However, we only have a finite amount of loan devices.
If your son is currently in Years 6,7 or 8, we appreciate that he will already have a device that he has been using this year. It is absolutely fine for him to continue using this device and you do not have to purchase a new one. We will ensure that existing devices will still work on our system and support his learning.
For information on devices that meet our specifications and requirements please visit our ICT partner, Cyclone. After enrollment, the school can provide you with a login to the Cyclone website to purchase devices that meet the school’s requirements.
However, some of you may already have devices at home, that you were intending to provide for your son, rather than purchasing one of the Cyclone options. If this is the case, please ensure that it does meet the specifications below:
We offer set up days before the start of each school year through our on site IT support who will happily assist in ensuring that the device is connected to all our networks and appropriately set up. Should you require this assistance outside of these time please speak to your class teacher who will arrange a time for you Son’s device to be set up.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with with our Deputy Principal, Veronica Stevens: firstname.lastname@example.org or call on (04) 562 8030, ext. 808.
As part of our ongoing commitment to educational excellence and our duty of care to ensure students’ safety and well-being, we’re proud to announce that Wellesley College has partnered with Family Zone. To read more about this partnership, see the Case Study outlining the challenges of Internet Access and Safety and how Wellesley together with Family Zone have sought to overcome this in our 21st Century Learning Environment.
Family Zone is the leading provider of cyber safety security services to both schools and parents. We’ve selected Family Zone because of:
All students in Years 5 – 8 are required to have Family Zone installed on any device they are intending to bring to school, including laptops, iPads and phones. If your son requires to BYOD, then shortly after enrolment, you will receive an email inviting you to activate your Family Zone account and provide you with support on how to get this installed and set up on your son’s device(s).
We are committed to ensuring our ākonga, students, get the very best education and in today’s fast moving times, technology is a key component. However, it’s abundantly clear to all that technology is exposing our children to risks. Our kura, school, is choosing to tackle these challenges and we do so in full confidence that we’ll receive the support of family, whānau, and our school community.