Tauranga Boys' College is a BYOD school. All students need to bring a device to school. A student-owned internet-capable device is now an important part of a student's toolkit, giving him instant access to unlimited resources and enabling him to support, extend, communicate and share his learning in a way that best prepares him for the future.
Your son will experience technology integrated into curriculum delivery via Google Classroom, Education Perfect, etc. Alongside these online platforms, there is still a place for books, paper and pen, and you will have noticed a greatly reduced stationery list.
The recommended device is a Chromebook or laptop, however, you may choose another device, provided it can hold its charge for up to six hours, and connect to the internet. It must have the latest version of Google Chrome installed. Phones are not an approved learning device.
Tauranga Boys' College follows the general framework of the New Zealand Curriculum (NZC), which specifies eight learning areas: English, the Arts, Health and Physical Education, Languages, Mathematics and Statistics, Science, Social Sciences and Technology. The learning associated with each area is part of a broad, general education and lays a foundation for later specialisation.