Bring Your Own Device
At Wainuiomata Primary School, children have the option to Bring a their own Chromebook to school. While this is not at all compulsory, there can be some advantages.
We recommend purchasing your Chromebook from a reputable supplier like Noel Leeming or Harvey Norman. They often have specials for schools especially at the beginning of the year.
Connection Fee $15.00
When a device is bought into the school a charge of $15 for the enrolment and management on the school network will apply. This will need to be paid before the device can be used in the classroom.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Can I bring an Ipad, tablet, macbook or laptop?
Not at this stage.
In order to use school chromebooks or a child's own device, they will require a @wainuiomata.school.nz account. These are currently created for all year 4-6 students.
How will they be kept safe?
Please read the contract children will sign to see how the devices will be kept safe.
What is a Chromebook?
"A Chromebook is a small laptop computer running Chrome OS, a Google operating system where virtually everything is built in or ready-configured – cloud storage, Google Apps for Education and security.
Chromebooks are made by a range of manufacturers including Acer, Hewlett-Packard, Samsung and Toshiba. Most are a lot cheaper than the Apple iPad which is their major selling point, along with being fast, portable, easy-to-use, and with a long battery life. Also, unlike a tablet such as the iPad, the Chromebook looks like a conventional laptop and includes a full sized keyboard.
The low cost of a Chromebook compared to the more high profile devices is a real consideration for schools and the Chrome browser is one of the most secure browsers in use." - SchoolUpIT