Te whakaurunga |Enrolment
Since 2014, all students at Darfield High School have been able to bring computing devices to use with their learning if they choose. For the last four years, we have been trialing classes where all students in the class have a laptop or tablet-type computer. Currently, almost all Year 7 and Year 8 Homeroom classes have 1:1 digital devices. Through this time, we have developed a better understanding of the benefits and challenges of all students having a computer for their learning. We believe that there is a positive impact on learning where all students have a device and teachers have the skills to effectively integrate these tools as part of the teaching programme.
From 2017, all students in Year 7, Year 8, and Year 9 will be asked to bring a digital device to school for their learning. The expectation is that, where possible, students would have a device as part of the ‘usual’ equipment they bring to school. Teachers will use a blended learning approach in the use of these devices.
For some senior courses, teachers may also request that students bring a device. This will be notified in the course outlines which are given out at the start of the year.