BYOD Specifications for 2017

Students must read and sign the cyber safety agreement before they are able to participate in BYOD at Waiuku College.

Students are required to have a device that is/has


Hardware and Operating system

  •  Windows version 8.1 or 10
  • Mac OS 10.11
  •  Has a tough outer shell (especially for boys!) and a good protective case/bag
  •  Keyboard attached
  •  Minimum 11 inch screen
  •  Has at least 6-8 hours battery life
  •  4GB of Ram minimum
  •  Internal Hard drive greater than 120GB (SSD Highly Recommended)

Android Tablets, iPads, Chromebooks or Windows RT Tablets will not be accepted.


Software Supplied by School – We will assist students with the installation

  •  Microsoft Office 365 will be available free for college students
  •  Symantec Endpoint Anti Virus
  •  Malware Bytes (To scan for Spyware)
  •  Sketchup 2015 (Ministry Supplied)
  •  VLC Media Player
  •  Google Earth
  •  Adobe Acrobat Reader
  •  Google Chrome
  •  AdBlock Plus (Google Chrome Extension)