Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

We believe that a ‘blended’ approach to teaching and learning is the most appropriate way to deliver the curriculum in the 21st century. 

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

​​​​​​​Blended learning classrooms use the best of both worlds - digital and paper - to support learning. The focus is on learning rather than the device. When and how a digital device is used is dependent on the learning goal for each lesson. Our staff recognise the important role that digital technology plays in engaging our 21st-century learners, accessing information and collaborating and sharing with others. 

Havelock North High School operates an open BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) environment for all staff and students. Our state of the art network infrastructure provides access to the school network and the internet via a site-wide wireless network. Students can work on any device using any platform in any classroom or learning area around the school.

Year 9 to 11 students are required to bring a digital device suitable for teaching and learning to class each day throughout 2024.  Year 12 and 13 students must have a device capable of accessing the internet to check their daily updates on Schoology. In addition, an increasing number of subjects in the senior school requires students to have their own personal digital device and to have a personal license to subject-specific software. Details of these subjects and their requirements can be found in the senior course booklet below.

Alongside the hardware we offer all school members access to a range of school-specific digital tools to assist with teaching and learning. This includes Schoology, Google Apps for Education and the full suite of Adobe Creative Cloud software.