The Ministry of Education provides software for schools to support with the management of student and teacher data.
The Ministry currently offers fully-funded software packages for state and state-integrated schools.
All state and state-integrated schools across New Zealand are able to claim Ministry-funded Chrome Education licenses at no cost courtesy of Google and New Zealand Ministry of Education.
The Ministry of Education Microsoft Enrolment for Education Solutions (EES) agreement has been extended to 31 December 2021.
A range of new cloud-delivered services and tools are available under the agreement, including:
This agreement includes expanded Student Use Benefits (SUB) on more products.
Licensing and support arrangements for Symantec SEP anti-virus software run through to 31 December 2019.
Apple now provides their main operating system and office productivity software for free. You can still keep using software provided under the Ministry’s former agreement with Apple.
The Ministry of Education has an ongoing agreement with Novell to provide software to New Zealand schools.
The licence rights cover all New Zealand state and state-integrated schools. Schools can obtain licence keys for SketchUp Pro by emailing the Ministry’s ICT helpdesk.
The SketchUp Pro 2018 licence expires on 20 November 2020.
SketchUp Pro is available for Windows and Mac OS X platforms.
SketchUp for schools – is free with a G Suite or Microsoft education account.
If you have further questions contact the Ministry's ICT Helpdesk »
Schools receive Government-funded services to help them provide a safe and secure online environment for students and teachers.
N4L, the free, uncapped, managed network for schools, has been designed for safety. It provides online content filtering and network security services.
State and state-integrated schools not connected to the Network for Learning (N4L) Managed Network need to arrange and fund their own ICT safety and security solution.
No content filtering solution or firewall can guarantee full protection. It is important for schools to consider additional measures such as digital citizenship and cyber-safety programmes.
School management systems perform two main functions:
The Ministry of Education works with both accredited and non-accredited SMS vendors to provide data sharing services to schools.
Contact details for vendors of software for managing students and teachers, including:
An explanation of how to transfer data using SRT.
The Ministry of Education has a range of initiatives to improve student attendance and engagement in schools.
MyPortfolio provides a personal learning environment to record and showcase evidence of achievement, manage development plans, set goals, and create online learning communities.
Currently registration is free for New Zealand Schools. MyPortfolio works with any Learning Management System (LMS) supplied by the Ministry’s vendors.
The Ministry recognises that e-portfolio tools are an important teaching and learning resource.