Your Laptop

Getting IT help

Check out this guide to getting IT help for students.

Office

To download Office, go to office.com

If prompted, sign in with your school email address and password

Click Install Office at the top right

Click on Office 365 apps and the install will begin

You can do this on up to 4 other home computers for free!

Teams

On a Windows computer, Teams will be installed automatically as part of Office

On a Mac, click here to open the download page.

OneNote

On a Windows 10 computer, OneNote is already installed

On a Mac, open the App Store and search for Microsoft OneNote

OneDrive

Store all your school files in your school OneDrive account

On a Windows computer, OneDrive will be installed automatically as part of Office

On a Mac, open the App Store and search for Microsoft OneDrive

Adobe

You have free access to loads of Adobe apps!

Go to adobe.com/nz

Click Sign In top right

Sign in with your school email address and password

On the left, under CREATIVE CLOUD APPS, click Desktop Downloads

Click the Download button of the app you want

This will download the app you chose AND the Adobe Creative Cloud app

From now on, you can download more apps by opening the Adobe Creative Cloud app on your laptop

Video Tips for Students

A collection of short "how to" videos for students published by Microsoft on YouTube.

The student guide to getting started with Flipgrid.

Purchasing a device

Students are expected to bring a laptop to school every day (fully charged of course!) to assist with their learning.

This can be either a Windows or an Apple device, although it is worth noting that current education research tells us that the best device for learning has a touchscreen and a stylus (a digital pen). Devices like this this lead to an increase in recall and cognition (remembering and understanding).

The school's IT partner, Cyclone Computers, sells appropriate laptops along with accessories and an insurance scheme. This can be accessed via their BYOD site.

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