The information on this page is designed to assist parents and students access our systems.
All year 9 students have a BYOD orientation lesson at the beginning of Term 1. Other new students who arrive at the beginning of the year will be asked to collect their login information and orientation booklet in the first week. Please note that new students who arrive during the school year need to come to the ICT Department in L Block to collect this login information and orientation booklet.
If you have any queries about student devices, please email the Director of E-Learning, Mrs E Goddard ([email protected])
Setting up email
School user names all follow this pattern:
It is important that you know that the school’s mail is not set up using Gmail. You cannot use a Gmail app to set up your school email as well.
Students should download and install the Outlook app from the App Store > Open the app and sign in with the school email and password. The Outlook app should be in your dock. If a focussed inbox is offered – please do not accept the offer. It means students end up having two inboxes to check. (If using Apple Mail, then you choose the Microsoft Exchange option for type of mail when the choices appear.)
Students should download and install the Outlook app from the Google Play Store > Open the app and sign in with the school email and password.
Windows and Mac Laptops
Students should download and install the Office apps by going to MAGS website > Student Portal > Office 365 – Portal Page > Install Office > Office 365 Apps. After installing the apps open Outlook and sign in with the school email and password. (If using Apple Mail, then you choose the Microsoft Exchange option for type of mail.)
(Note: Students have to accept any prompts for permission they may receive.)
With wifi connected for your iPad, Android device, Windows laptop or MacBook as instructed above, open the Outlook App and enter your email address, e.g. [email protected] (Note – make sure you have the “s” at the end of students) and password. Follow the instructions on screen.
For Chromebooks (and online mail on any device)
Go to the MAGS website – Student Portal > School e-mail
Bookmark (Favourite) this site on your Bookmarks (Favourites) Bar
Make sure you set the language to English (New Zealand) and the time zone to (UTC+12:00), although this usually happens automatically.
Chromebook User Information
Please make sure that a school account from a previous school is no longer active on the Chromebook. It will probably have to be reset. Here is how to do this.
Students need to create a user using a private Gmail if they do not have one already. Students do not create a user for the Chromebook using the MAGS school email.
Accessing Google Classroom
Students cannot access Google Classroom with a private Gmail account. Google Classroom must be accessed via their school Google account. To ensure student access, there is a Google Classroom – School Login link in the Student Portal . Here is a direct link. Students should bookmark (or favourite this link for quick access in the future.) Their school Google account uses their email address and password.
Resources available through the school
The following are accessible via the internet
- All Microsoft software: Word, Excel, Powerpoint, etc.
- All Google Workspace for Education Plus software: Google Classroom, Google Docs, Google Drive, etc.
- Education Perfect
- MAGS e-book library
- MAGS online library – includes access to the catalogue, books issued to the student logged in, ability to reserve and renew books
- eTV – Access to thousands of videos and film recorded from TV
- ClickView – Access to thousands of videos made for the classroom
- E-Chalk – educational simulations
- World Book Online – highly rated encyclopedia
- EPIC Research Databases
Software available through the School
Free access to Office 365, including all Office 365 products, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint (plus Access and Publisher for PC Users) Click on Install Office at the top right of this page.
Full version of Adobe Creative Cloud for $13 per year. Available only for individual students, not for family use.
School Wifi Information
You sign into the school wifi (connecting to MAGS-BYOD) using your school username and password. The username does not require @ students.mags.school.nz