BYOD

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) refers to technology models where students and/or staff bring a personally-owned device to school for the purpose of learning.

Our purpose for BYOD

  • Personalised, flexible learning
  • NZC states our students must be ‘confident, connected, actively involved lifelong learners’
  • Increased access to devices for learning activities e.g. e-Portfolios, Google Drive, research skills
  • Seamless learning between home and school
  • 24/7 anywhere/anytime access to learning

At Elm Park School, students in Years 3 – 6 are given the option to bring a Chromebook to school as part of our BYOD programme.  Unfortunately we cannot allow any other types of devices at school (including tablets, iPads and Windows devices).  Parents are able to purchase any brand or specification of Chromebook but we also require you purchase a good quality protective case for the device.  You are welcome to purchase your Chromebook at any retailer and some suggestions are Cyclone, PB Tech, Noel Leeming, Harvey Norman and Warehouse Stationery.

Elm Park School has a partnership with Cyclone to enable parents to purchase a Chromebook bundle which includes:

  • Acer Chromebook C738T 11.6″ (Touch Screen, Black)
  • 3 year warranty
  • Hard Shell case
  • 3 year material damage insurance with nil excess
  • Google Chrome Management Console (so the school can monitor student work)

Purchase options available include EFTPOS, credit card, online banking, GEM Visa and 24 or 36 month finance.   The bundle price is $628.97 including GST.  24 months finance is approximately $31.24 per month and 36 months finance is approximately $22.23 per month including GST.  To find out more information please view the links below.  Use the BYOD Portal link for credit card/online banking payment options. Use the Finance Portal link if you want to pay off the device using the finance option. Contact Sara Melville if you have a WINZ number and would like a quote for them to fund the Chromebook.

BYOD Portal: https://byod.cyclone.co.nz/elmpark
Login: elmpark
Password: eps2017

Finance Portal: https://byod.cyclone.co.nz/elmparkfinance/
Login: elmparkfinance
Password: epsfinance2017

Once you have purchased a Chromebook please ensure you sign the Student BYOD Agreement (see link below) and deliver it to Ms Sara Melville in Room 24, along with the Chromebook.  She will connect the Chromebook to our network, install the management app and record the serial number etc.  Once this is completed the Chromebook is able to be used in class.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact

Sara Melville

Tel 09 5770194