2024 Back to School Stationery Lists available now
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You'll find your child's school stationery list online at St Mary's Catholic School (Hastings) Back to School Stationery List | OfficeMax MySchool
Simply add your details, check that you need everything on the list, then click and confirm and your delivery will be underway.
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Bring Your Own Device
BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) @ St. Mary’s School
As part of supporting our students' learning in an increasingly digital world, they need to be able to access learning from a range of platforms, e.g. Seesaw, Hapara, Google Drives. Therefore, we are highly recommending BYOD for students who will be Year 4 in 2024.
By students having their own device, they have:
More opportunities to use technology and enhance their learning
Deepen their learning and make learning more personalised and individualised
Earlier access to and a smoother transition to Intermediate and High School
Learn at a pace and method that supports them
Opportunities to explore which digital tools are best to help them with their learning
Record their learning to share with others
Develop an ethical awareness of how to navigate in a digital world responsibly
Our school filter (N4L) prevents access to inappropriate sites
Students are taught how to be a responsible digital citizen
NB: There is an increasing limited access to ageing school devices in each classroom. BYOD allows guaranteed access for a student
We understand the importance of wanting to set your child up on their own device but there are a few things you need to consider to help the use of devices run smoothly at school.
Feel free to set your child up with a home account that you have access to and can monitor on apps such as Family Link.
Please also be considerate of how the safety apps you place on your child's device may affect them using their device at school.
At the start of the new school year your child will be set up with a school google account. This school account is directly linked to your child’s Teacher and makes accessing the school drive, Seesaw, Hapara etc. much easier for your child and their Teacher. It becomes very difficult to set students up on their school accounts when their devices require parent codes or are locked from setting up new accounts. Thank you for your support with this.
We recommend and prefer a Chromebook; however a laptop is suitable also.
Please see the St. Mary’s school website for frequently asked questions about BYOD. Please click on this link to take you to this information.
If you have any questions or want support with this please contact your child's Teacher.