BYOD Information


Students in years 3-8 are allowed to bring a device to assist in their learning.  Students and their parent/caregiver need to complete the attached BOYD Agreement before bringing a device.

To find out more information about our Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Policy, click here.

Internet and Cyber Safety

At Te Parito Kōwhai Russley School we leverage technology to engage, motivate and support our learners.  The use of Chromebooks and laptops supports the curriculum and maximises learning, and we believe that digital citzenship is a shared responsibility between home, school and our community.

Our 'Digital Citizenship' framework provides the starting point to establish habits that enable our learners to become safe and ethical communicators.

Netsafe has the most up-to-date and relevant information for parents.  Click the links below if you need support:


Respect Yourself  
Show respect for yourself through your actions.

Select online names that are appropriate.

Choose images that you post online carefully.

Do not post any information that you would not want your parent, grandparent or teacher to see.


Protect Yourself   
Think about the information you are posting.  Once information is sent or posted it is almost impossible to delete.

Set the privacy settings in tools to control access to your updates, posts or profile.

Do not publish your personal details, contact details or a schedule of your activities.

Report any attacks or inappropriate behaviour directed at you.

Protect passwords, accounts and resources.


Respect Others  
If you wouldn't say it in person, don't say it online.

If you have nothing nice to say, then say nothing.

Don't visit websites that mistreat others - don't condone it.

Do not enter other people's private spaces or areas.


Protect Others  
We can protect others by not tolerating and reporting behaviour that is inappropriate or unacceptable.

Have a policy of zero tolerance for unacceptable behaviour.  Report abuse.

Don't forward or pass on unacceptable material - delete it.  Stop the trail at your trash can.

Consider the other person's feelings and act accordingly.


Respect Intellectual Property 
There are many amazing materials to share any many people have given their precious time for free.

Reference the source of images and information - give credit when credit is due.

Ask permission before using other people's copyright work.

Link to websites rather than downloading and re-posting.

Share your own material.


Protect Intellectual Property
Piracy is theft - piracy undermines the viability of the business and the livelihoods of the owner and employees.

Request to use the software and media others produce.

Use free and open source alternatives rather than pirating software.

Purchase music and media.

License and register all software.