BYOD – Bring your Own Device

The vision of the New Zealand Curriculum, is to foster young people who will be “confident, connected, actively
involved and lifelong learners”. In the 21st century, eLearning is becoming fundamental to enabling this

We wish to create a more accessible, diverse, and dynamic learning environment for Pasadena Intermediate School
students, one that reflects the world we live in.

BYOD is an option at Pasadena Intermediate School. We welcome students bringing their own devices
to school to use as a tool for learning. The only requirement for devices is that they can use
a wireless network, and are used on battery power.


  • Access to the Internet (WWW) via a secure Wi-Fi connection, during the school day.
  • A wireless connection filtered to provide safe content.

Conditions of Use

  • Users will comply with the school’s Computer and Internet Use Agreement.• The school takes no
    responsibility for loss or damage occurring in school.


  • Both the student and Caregiver sign the .’BYOD’… agreement as part of your enrolment form.
  • The student can use the device in class.


Each student will be responsible for keeping his/her BYOD device safe from damage and safe from theft. Students
take their devices home at the end of each school day. Insurance will be the family’s responsibility. In
the cases where students are not able to keep their device with them (such as Physical Education classes, Play
breaks, Assembly), there will be in class arrangements available to keep all devices safe from theft
/weather / etc.


A student will need to start the normal BYOD day the night before – each student will need to take
responsibility for having put their device to charge overnight so that it has a full charge for the next day.
If a student runs out of battery during the day, it is unlikely there will be opportunity to charge the device
during the school day. Devices will not be allowed to used via AC power.

[Click Here] To Download and/or preview the Pasadena BYOD brochure

[Click Here] for the FAQ

[Click Here] to preview the MOE Flier on Wireless BYOD

[Click Here] to view an outline of the legal rights schools have regarding BYOD devices.

[Click Here] for some really good advice and information regarding
Cyber-Safety and establishing safe online routines at home.

Education Review Office (ERO) Report

December 2017

The Education Review Office gave Pasadena Intermediate School an outstanding report following its most recent assessment visit. It noted that School data shows students achieving well in National Standards.

Read the full report


Jonathan Hughes

Students at Pasadena always come first. In our learning environment students will learn, grow and develop socially, intellectually and culturally over the two years they are with us. We pride ourselves on providing an innovative and holistic education where personal excellence is achieved.

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