Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) | Wellington College

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

Wellington College has a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) approach.

For 2018 and beyond, we have recommended that all years 9 and 10 students bring a Chromebook or Laptop to maximise the benefits of a connected learning environment. We also encourage all other year groups to bring a Chromebook or Laptop to enhance their learning.

We are acutely aware that we are part of an ever-changing world of technology and communication. Therefore, we have invested heavily in the infrastructure required for ultra-fast broadband internet and all of our students have access to this through our wireless system.  From our experience, while mobile phones can connect to our wireless, they don’t have the sophisticated functionality or size to be of real benefit to the students’ learning. We also feel that either a Chromebook or Laptop would be a better learning tool than a tablet. However, if you already have a tablet, or feel that a tablet would be best for your son, that’s fine too.

Wellington College wants to ensure that our students are prepared for the demands and opportunities of the digital age. Our BYOD programme will help us meet that goal. We have developed a document to guide the use of ICT in the school: “Wellington College Appropriate Use of ICT Guidelines”. Rather than developing a list of rules, which become outdated quickly and often provide loopholes to exploit, we have attempted to ground the preferred behaviours in our school values. This document will be used to educate and shape our students’ thinking about their use of ICT.


We have developed a document to guide the Use Of ICT In The School. Rather than developing a list of rules, which become outdated quickly and often provide loopholes to exploit, we have attempted to ground the preferred behaviours to our school values. This document will be used to educate and shape our students’ thinking about their use of ICT.

Appropriate Use of ICT Guidelines