Chromebooks work best with our Google tools in school, they do not need software installed on them, they are fast to start up and do not require regular updates or management.
At Waimate High School we expect all students from year 7 to 10 to have and use their own Chromebook. All types of Chromebook are suitable. If you had one at your previous school, bring it to Waimate High.
We add all Chromebooks to our Management System so students have access to printers and shared resources.
A small pool of loan Chromebooks are available for Year 7 to 10 students. In order to access these, parents must contact the Principal to discuss the possibility before the beginning of the school year.
Some subjects in the senior years require specialty software so senior students may opt to BYOD a Laptop, Notebook, or a MacBook instead of a Chromebook. Chromebooks are also suitable for senior years.
Loan Chromebooks are not available for Year 11,12 and 13 students. These students need to BYOD.
We recommend that you consider purchasing a 3-year warranty, 3-year insurance, and a carry case with your device. Here are a few purchasing options:
Option 1: We have an agreement with Cyclone Computers
Cyclone Computers offer competitive pricing through a secure portal. We recommend Cyclone Computers due to the strength of the insurance cover.
Go to https://byod.cyclone.co.nz/school
Option 2: Office Max, Harvey Norman, Computer Retailers
Chromebooks and Laptops can be purchased either in-store or online through OfficeMax and through other computer retailers. All orders placed through OfficeMax MySchool can earn rewards for the school.