Bring Your Own Device
All students have access to our ultrafast broadband and a robust, monitored and secure Wi-Fi network to support and enhance their learning.
Napier Girls’ High School makes use of a number of e-Learning tools, each student has access to course material and resources through the Google for Education Suite and the latest in educational software and applications. It is our vision that students can access their learning at any time in a format which suits their learning needs.
Students are able to access their timetable, results and other details through our student portal. They are also able to print from their devices through our online print service. Students use cloud storage within the Google Apps to store their documents. Their account is backed up regularly and administered by our highly skilled technicians.
The Parent Portal allows parents to become more involved with their child’s progress at school. By going online, parents are able to view student timetables, course details, and student results.
Please note that if your daughter is thinking of taking DVC (Graphics), Design, Photography, ICT (Digital Technologies) in the Senior School extra features may be required (please see below).
Any Chromebook will do for the duration of your daughter’s time here at NGHS, unless they are taking a subject that requires a laptop for DVC (Graphics), Design, Photography
Standard LaptopWindows specification
Standard MAC bookOS Specification
Senior Students should have a Windows or Mac laptop (entry level laptops are suitable)
Senior students should have a standard mouse, corded or wireless, with a wheel - (strongly recommended for Yr10)
Chromebooks are suitable for Yr 9 and 10
All computer programs used in the course are provided free of charge
Design, Photography, ICT (Digital Technologies):Windows specification
We actively support students to use their devices effectively and efficiently for learning. Students are supported to develop the following knowledge:
How to be safe and responsible online.
How to use technology for learning and how this is different to being social online.
How to effectively research and present their learning
How to organise and archive their digital files and folders
How to communicate and collaborate with their peers and teachers
Students undergo a Digital Literacy and Citizenship course. This will ensure they are using their devices safely and effectively.
We have a number of tools and systems that we use to help our students stay safe online.
The Integration of technology into the classroom is promoted by the Ministry of Education and is a large international trend. At Napier Girls’ High School we do not want our students to be left behind by advances in educational technology. We believe technology can be used to amplify great teaching and learning.
We encourage our teachers to use both paper and digital resources to engage students and we strive for a balance between the different modes. Laptops are tools for learning much like a calculator or a book and they are by no means the only thing our students use. Our vision is that by the time students leave Napier Girls’ High School they are fully equipped to use technology in the workforce or in tertiary education.
These are to provide staff, students and students’ caregivers with guidelines around how to manage students’ use of digital devices (computers, smartphones, iPads, etc) at school. They are to support the NGHS e-learning goal of personalising the learning experience for all students.
Student Devices:These guidelines cover all student-owned digital devices including:
computers (laptops, netbooks)
tablets (e.g. iPad’s)
mobile phones – especially smartphones
Other playing devices
Students devices must be fully charged before arriving at school each day
Digital devices must be used for learning purposes.
All use of digital devices is covered by the ‘Acceptable Use Form’, which all students agree to when they enrol at Napier Girls’ High School
Students are fully responsible for the operation and safe-keeping of their devices, and for the back-up of their work.
The school will allow students to use their digital devices as part of their learning where reasonable and appropriate
The school will not provide storage or charging facilities for students
The school takes no responsibility for the operation or safe-keeping of students’ devices
The school will provide students who have a digital device with wireless access to the internet, printing and a Google account.
The school may accept student work submitted for internal assessments in digital formats. Students should check with their teacher first before submitting work digitally
Student FAQ’s:When Can I Use My Device?
You may use your device in class for learning as long as it is appropriate, or has not been specifically banned during a period by the teacher (e.g. during a test or science experiment).
You may not use your device during class for non-learning activities such as playing games, checking your private email, surfing the web on unrelated matters.
What Happens if I Misuse my Device?
The teacher will give you a warning. If you continue to misuse your device the teacher may insist that you turn the machine off for the rest of the period, or for a longer period if necessary.
Continued or significant misuse of a device may result in a school consequence, or more serious consequences if required
When Am I Responsible For?You are responsible for ensuring that your device:
is fully charged before you bring it to school
has software that works properly. (e.g. Virus Killer)
is regularly backed up
does not have inappropriate stickers or desktops on it
When using your device, you must ensure that:
you do not break copyright laws
do not access or store inappropriate files on your device
Can I submit my assessment digitally?
Where reasonable and appropriate, you may submit your work digitally. You should always check with your teacher that you may submit your work digitally.
You must ensure that your file can be opened by staff, and that the formatting will not change when the teacher opens it. Any problems resulting from teachers being unable to open files or changes to formatting are your responsibility.
You must also ensure that any files you submit are virus-free.
Napier Girls' High School
Clyde Road, Bluff Hill, Napier 4110
Office Phone: +64 6 835 1069 Fax: +64 6 835 8164 Office Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Office hours are: 8.00am to 4.00pm