Below is our ICT User Agreement , our Mobile Device Procedure, and our BYOD Information. Please read these carefully as part of our enrolment process. For further information please refer to our school policies – https://mtint.schooldocs.co.nz
Mt Maunganui Intermediate School believes in a Digital Citizenship model for supporting safe and responsible use of the internet in teaching and learning. An important part of this is that we are able to show others what that responsible use looks like while we are using technology in our learning.
We think a good digital citizen is someone who;
Because we know this is important for us all, we ask everyone, the staff, students and volunteers working at the school to agree to use the internet and other technologies in a safe and responsible way by following the rules laid out in a Responsible Use Agreement like this one.
If someone cannot agree to act responsibly, or the things that they do mean that other people are being harmed, then we might stop them from using the internet or other technology at school.
When using information & communications technologies (ICT) at Mt Maunganui Intermediate School I will always be a good digital citizen.
This means that I;
I understand that our school is supporting students as they learn the skills required to become successful digital citizens. Our school defines a digital citizen as someone who;
I understand that our school has a policy and associated procedures which outlines the schools digital citizenship approach and how this supports teaching and learning.
I understand that the school provides access to the internet and other communications technologies because it believes that they enhance the teaching and learning process.
I understand that the school encourages responsible behaviour by students when using technology to help protect themselves and each other from experiencing harm online. I am aware that this “Responsible Use Agreement” is part of that, and that it encourages students to consider how their actions can affect themselves and those around them.
I have read the student declaration and have talked with my child about what it means to them. I am happy that my child understands what this means, and that they are capable of working within the guidelines.
I am aware that students can experience challenges when using technology, but that the school makes every effort to support students to manage those challenges effectively. I understand that by learning to deal with them in a safe environment with the appropriate support they will be better prepared to deal with those challenges in the future.
If I have questions or concerns about the way in which technology is being used by my child at school, I know the school is happy to discuss this with me, and I am aware that I am welcome to do this at any time
We want to maximise the learning enabled by digital devices so we have an optional ‘Bring Your Own Device’ programme.
This means that students, if they wish, can bring an approved device to their classroom every day. Teachers will direct how these devices will be used to support learning. We strongly recommend that a robust case/cover is purchased and your device is insured.
There is no expectation for students to bring a device to school as we are mindful of the cost of these devices on families. If you are concerned about cost, theft, or feel that your child is not yet responsible enough to bring a device to school, then please do not send a device to school with your child.
Bringing a device to school is a privilege and students wishing to do so must demonstrate an agreed level of responsibility. Devices are not to be used outside of lessons without teacher permission.
iPads and chrome books will continue to be supported in 2024 and beyond.
However, support for other devices and laptops is no longer offered.
Our recommended device is a current generation Chromebook. We believe this will serve your child at MMI and the early years of their time at College.
We recommend the following specifications;
Display/Physical Specification – minimum 11″
Operating System – Chrome OS
Screen Resolution – 1366 x 768
Memory – 4GB minimum
Storage – SSD (Solid state Hard drive) minimum 32GB
WHEN AT SCHOOL:
When your child brings their device to school their teacher will explain the process for connecting to our wifi.