Use the information and school stories to inform you planning and decisions for creating and maintaining a future focused reliable infrastructure.
Principal Jane Danielson shares the thinking that went into planning their technological infrastructure at Hingaia Penninsula School.
Each of these guides is online or available as a downloadable PDF. They provide detailed support and information to assist you with planning and developing your school's infrastructure.
The N4L Managed Network provides all schools with Government funded access to reliable, fast, safe internet connections with uncapped data.
N4L are extending the Managed Network into classrooms so they can help monitor, maintain and manage a school’s internet connection every step of the way.
N4L School Network is part of the nationwide School Network Upgrade that delivers the Ministry's Te Mana Tūhono programme – providing long-term IT support.
New Zealand schools had their ICT infrastructure upgraded through the School Network Upgrade Project (SNUP).
See the Ministry's page Your school's ICT network for ways to maintain your upgraded ICT network and read more about the Ministry’s programme of work.
Concerns about the safe use of WiFi in schools arise as schools increasingly adopt WiFi technology. The Ministry seeks expert advice from the Ministry of Health on all matters related to health. The Ministry of Health recently affirmed its position that exposure to radioactive fields from WiFi equipment in schools does not pose a health risk to staff or students in the area where it is used.
Measurements in New Zealand and overseas show that exposures to radio frequency fields from WiFi equipment are extremely low, amounting to tiny fractions of the limit allowed for the public in the New Zealand radio frequency field exposure standard .
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Systems manager, Alistair Montgomerie, describes the infrastructure set up at St Hildas to enable all students and staff to use the Internet as part of their 1-1 laptops programme.
Systems manager, Alistair Montgomery describes St Hilda's management to ensure students can keep working on their laptops all day, relying on the battery.
St Hilda's College staff explain the process they went through to select MacBook Pros as the 1-1 device they are currently using.
Staff at St Hilda's talk about the difference that ultra-fast broadband has made to teaching and learning. It has made a significant change to teaching and learning approaches, and the ability to use internet based tools for both sourcing and storing information, and processing and delivering it.
Hingaia Penninsula School principal, Jane Danielson shares planning their technological infrastructure.
Kate Friedwald describes step-by-step the process she went through from researching BYOD to setting up a classroom learning programme using BYOD at Wairakei School.
Principal, Shane Buckner and e-learning leader, Kate Friedwald, talk about the systems and setup they have at Wairakei School to successfully use 1-1 devices.
ICT leader, Fraser Malin describes how staff at Halswell School planned the infrastructure and incorporated technologies into their design for an innovative learning environment to support learning and teaching.
ICT leader, Fraser Malin explains how sound fields enable teachers to talk to students across a large and distant spaces at Halswell School.
ICT leader, Fraser Malins explains some key considerations for setting up a safe network that parents and students can access easily at Halswell School.
Dominic Killalea, Deputy Principal at Wellington High School, discusses some key infrastructure considerations to ensure good connectivity across your school.
e-Learning lead teacher, John O’Regan describes the important considerations for Hampden Street School to create reliable systems that meet the needs of their BYOD programme.
John O’Regan, e-Learning lead teacher Hampden Street School, describes their system for providing technical support to staff.
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