BYOD - Bring Your Own Device

BYOD stands for Bring Your Own Device and is something that we will encourage for all year 4-6 students.

A student owned, internet-capable device will give your child instant access to unlimited resources and enable them to support, extend, communicate and share their learning in a way that will also prepare them for their future personal and working lives. 

Students unable to bring their own device will have shared use of classroom devices.

Why BYOD? 

We believe that we are developing digital citizens at Ahutoetoe School; students who are able and confident users of technology. Chromebooks are valuable tools that make your child’s learning obvious in that they can share their learning, questions, and work with their teachers, peers and parents in real-time. Your child will be encouraged to produce creative work that expresses their interests and demonstrates their learning.

What BYOD? 

We recommend a Chromebook.

A Chromebook is a Google laptop which runs a Chrome operating system. They are used while connected to the internet with all work being saved online.

Your children's safety is always our first priority and Chromebooks allow a safe environment for students to work and explore subjects. The content of your child’s device is viewable by teachers whilst at school to ensure appropriateness. 

Digital partnerships 

We have partnered with Noel Leeming Education who provide parent/community discounts and supports on BYOD Chromebook purchases.  Visit HERE to see our school BYOD page.

Year 1-3 will have class sets of iPads which will enable them to both use google suite as well as coding, programming, and learning apps.


We understand that some of our learners may need to bring a phone to school for a varity of reasons. The government have introduced a Phones Away for the Day policy. This means that learners can not have access to their phones during the school day.

Learners are permitted to bring phones to school, but must observe the following:  

• Phones should be handed to the teacher to be locked away

• Phones are brought to school at the learner’s risk and the school takes NO responsibility for lost, stolen or damaged phones.

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Day Schedule

Gates open: 8.15am

School day: 8.45am – 2.45pm

Learning Session 1: 8.45am - 10.45am

Learning Session 2: 11.15am – 12.35pm

Learning Session 3: 1.20pm – 2.45pm

Ahutoetoe School

89 Maryvale Road





Term 1
Thursday 1 February - Friday 12 April
Waitangi Day – observed 6th Feb 

Good Friday – 29 March
Easter Monday – 1st April

Easter Tuesday - 2nd April

Term 2
Monday 29 April - Friday 5 July

Anzac Day – 25th April

Teacher Only Day - 31st May
Kings Birthday – 3rd June

Matariki  – 28th June

Term 3
Monday 22 July - Friday 27 September

Term 4
Monday 14 October - Tuesday 17 December

Teacher Only Day - 25th October
Labour Day – 28th October



Phone: 09 242 8100