Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)
The FAHS Board of Trustees updated the BYOD policy in December 2017 to reflect the upcoming changes to digital literacy and assessment in NCEA. This document identifies a flexible BYOD model where the school limits personally owned devices with minimum specifications for internet and network access.
Beginning in 2018, students are encouraged to bring a device meeting certain screen size and hardware specifications for use in classes. A list of minimum specifications and recommended BYOD devices can be found at the bottom of this page.
All Year 9 and new students will participate in a digital citizenship course and programme and agreed to the A.U.P. (Acceptable Use Policy) as part of their enrolment. The A.U.P. outlines the acceptable uses of a personal device and staff may limit the use of personal devices if students use them for unrelated or unacceptable activities.
To view the procedure document, please click on the following link: BYOD Policy.
Recommended BYOD Devices
In accordance with our BYOD procedure document, we recommend the use of laptops and tablets for students who wish to bring a device to school. We have a flexible approach to BYOD and do not endorse or advocate any brand nor operating system to students. Students are free to bring any brand or operating system as long as it meets the minimum requirements for devices.
As of 2018, the minimum specifications for student BYOD devices are:
Processor: 2 GHz or faster
RAM: 4 GB
Hard Disk Space: 16 GB (32 bit OS) or 20 GB (64 bit OS)
Graphics Card: DirectX9 or later with WDDM 1.0 driver
Display: 800 x 600
Apple/iOS Slate – minimum iOS9 (therefore iPad mini 2 or newer devices)
Android Slate – minimum Marshmallow 6.0 operating system
Windows Slate– minimum Windows 8.1 (Windows 10 recommended)
Smart Phones / Phablet:
Apple devices - iPhone 5s or higher which will support iOS 10
Android Phones – any device that will support Marshmallow 6.0 or higher
Windows Phones – any device that will support Windows 10 mobile or higher
We have worked with Cyclone Computing and Noel Leeming to offer a range of acceptable BYOD devices at FAHS to include a variety of prices, devices, and brands. The BYOD brochures can be accessed by clicking on the images below.
Microsoft Office 365
FAHS students have access to the Microsoft Office 365 range of productivity software for use on up to 5 personal devices. This access includes: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, One Note, as well as 1 TB of online storage on One Drive and a personalised Outlook e-mail account (@my.feildinghigh.school.nz). We recommend that students use their One Drive account to share and save all work with their teachers.
Students can sign in to their Office 365 account by clicking on the following link Microsoft Office 365 and signing in with their student number + @my.feildinghigh.school.nz. Once they enter this username they will be redirected and a Windows Security sign in box will appear. Students then enter their student number and password to access Office 365.
Wheelers eBook Platform
FAHS updated our eBook lending facility to Wheelers in November 2015. This new and improved eBook library can be accessed by students 24/7 to issue eBooks for reading and research purposes. Students can access the eBook library via the website at https://fahs.wheelers.co/ or download the Apple, Android or Windows application (ePlatform by Wheelers) from their respective app store to access the eBook library catalogue.