Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)


Nayland College views the use of ICT as a key element of 21st-century pedagogy. Although ICT is only one tool in the learning toolbox, it is an increasingly important tool. ICT enables greater collaboration, more personalised delivery of the curriculum and access to many more opportunities to enhance teaching and learning.

BYOD is the next step in Nayland's long history of creativity and innovation with technology. The staff at Nayland continue to develop their ICT skills to enable us to use the best tools available for learning in a truly blended approach.


ICT technology will play a huge part in many of the professions our students will find themselves in once they leave school. Not only will this require them to be proficient in using this technology, it will require them to have developed the self-management skills to manage their own learning in class and beyond.


Nayland College has a robust network to enable all students to connect their own devices for seamless online access throughout the school.

As we move t BYOD, we will continue to be well resourced with dedicated computer rooms to meet the demands of specific curriculum areas such as Technology, Design, Media studies and Music.

Picture by Tim Cuff - 27 March 2017  -  Nayland College students, Nelson, New Zealand:


In 2020, we would like all Year 9 andYear 11 students to bring their own device to school.  We also encourage students in other year levels to bring a device if possible.

We recommend a device that:

  • Is a laptop (has a physical keyboard)
  • Has good battery life that will last 6+ hours
  • 13" or larger screen
  • Is lightweight
  • Is robust enough to survive teenage life
  • Has enough memory to store documents
  • Is powerful enough to start quickly and run fast
  • We also recommend that students have a set of headphones


  • Windows 10 (Mac is also suitable)
  • 4 GB RAM (minimum)
  • 2.2GHZ Processor
  • 128 GB SSD storage
  • Wireless 802.11n or 802.11ac
  • Battery 6 hour life
  • A back-up device (USB stick or external hard drive) is highly encouraged

There are a number of devices available that meet these specifications. We do not recommend iPads or tablets for the BYOD class as students have had issues with these devices in the past.

The above specifications have been provided to all major IT retailers in Nelson and Richmond.


We have set up an online store with our preferred supplier, PC Media who have several suitable devices across a range of price points.  The online store can be found at this link:

Use the discount code NAYLAND2020.  This discount runs to the 28 February 2020 and gives $100 discount off 'Shape the Futures' products.

For more information contact us at