Welcome to BYOD at Mount Albert Grammar School
Students at Mount Albert Grammar School are required to bring a personal computing device for use in class to support their learning.
The school has reviewed which devices are best suited for our students’ needs and they may bring either a MacBook, a Windows laptop, an iPad with a keyboard or a Chromebook as their digital learning device.
Smartphones are not considered as a suitable main device in the BYOD programme, but can be used in class for educational purposes with teacher approval.
Please feel free to e-mail me if these BYOD pages do not answer your queries.
Elise Goddard (Mrs)
Director of E-Learning: [email protected]
When children learn from home, it is important to make sure they stay safe online. Click this link for instructions about how to use ‘Switch on Safety’, a simple, FREE way to block the worst of the web. This is an initiative from the Ministry of Education, the Network for Learning and Netsafe.
The School encourages students to participate in society as good digital citizens where they are technically capable, digitally literate and socially responsible.
Adobe & Office 365
Students have free access to licences for Microsoft Office.
Individual students may also purchase a yearly $13 subscription for a full-featured licence for Adobe Creative Cloud.
This agreement covers students’ internet and email access. If you have any questions about this agreement please contact the Director of e-Learning.
Google Classroom etc.
For parents wishing to assist their child setting up their device
BYOD – Which Device?
Students may bring either a MacBook, a Windows laptop, an iPad with a keyboard or a Chromebook as their digital learning device.
Current offers for the purchase
of a device
The school offers two online BYOD portals where parents may purchase devices and accessories at competitive prices.
Frequently Asked Questions
Required Apps for iPads
If your child is bringing an iPad, please ensure that they have their own Apple ID so they can download any further apps at school.