“Digital devices have the potential to expand and enhance interaction in the classroom, enable more real-world activities, improve learning environments and engage students in new and exciting ways. Opportunities for collaboration and problem-solving are expanded beyond the classroom in an online environment” (Ministry of Education).

 

During Terms 3 and 4 of 2016 St Heliers School conducted a successful BYOD trial in the Year 7&8 team.

As a result of this success BYOD is now a permanent part of the Year 7-8 Programme

 

BYOD is entirely optional. Students will continue to have access to school owned devices.

The thinking behind BYOD at St Heliers School is that students who have access to an existing suitable device at home bring their device to school to use as one of the many learning tools utilised in their classroom program.

 

For your information, we have put together documentation including;