John Paul II High School believes in preparing students to effectively use digital technologies. Our learning is designed to include student owned laptops in a variety of ways, so access to an appropriate laptop for learning is essential.
For junior classes a Chromebook is fine for learning, so if you already have one, you can continue using it. We are not a Toki Pounamu school, so it’s important that your Chromebook is fully paid off and ‘unhooked’ from your primary school before you can use it at JPIIHS. Ask your primary school principal or your primary school’s Fusion Networks technician for help. We can contact them when you arrive here if you haven’t had your device ‘unhooked’, however it’s a much faster process if you can do it at the end of your primary school year.
For senior classes (years 11, 12 & 13), the device should be a laptop and should have a good-sized screen. We prefer Microsoft laptops, as that is what our Network is designed for, and because all staff use HP laptops, they are more able to help students troubleshoot any issues. Students who bring Mac laptops will need to ensure that they teach themselves how to use them effectively at home, and make sure settings are set up to be compatible with the school network.
Chrome is currently our preferred browser.