Information regarding 2018 stationery requirements will be updated on our website next week. The below Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) information has been updated for 2018.
The below items are purchased direct from Methven Primary School, families will be invoiced for these items when they start school in 2018.
- Methven Primary School Diary ($5)
Teams 1, 2 & 3 children use a diary to communicate between home and school, especially regarding home learning.
- Reading Eggs Subscription ($10)
Teams 1 & 2 use reading eggs on a regular basis in the classroom. Reading Eggs make learning to read interesting and engaging for kids, with online reading games and activities. Login details are provided for home usage too.
- Matific Subscription ($10)
Teams 3 & 4 use the this educational maths app which has an extensive portfolio of hundreds of activities and worksheets that are delivered in a fun and reward giving way. Login details are provided for home usage too.
Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)
In 2018, we are once again encouraging Year 5 and 6 students at Methven Primary School to bring their own device for their learning. We see the ability to transition from working at school to home, as an important step in our students development.
As an Office 365 school, having a computer that can have the Office Suite installed is important, especially OneNote. This is a free download from your child’s MPS O365 account, which we can help with at any time.
The computer market is very confusing and is inundated with so many choices. To assist you, Cyclone Computers (our school’s ICT company) have developed a website that promotes a range of devices which fit our schools criteria covering different price brackets for some guidance. If you visit their website you can view detailed information regarding the selected models.
Please feel free to shop around for the best price. Cyclone’s advertised pricing will always include a 3 Year warranty which is important to note. You may be able to find the same device for a cheaper price else where, but you will need to check with the retailer regarding the warranty.
If you have further questions regarding device specifications, we would strongly recommend talking to Kim at Cyclone Computers 0800 686 686 (ChCh).