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Digital tikanga magnet

Device Advice


At Riccarton High School, we firmly believe the best approach is blended learning, where the primary focus is on the learning rather than the tools used to deliver it.

Blended learning draws from many teaching styles such as group work, discussion and presentation. 

Digital tools support this rich learning environment through collaboration, feedback and access to varied media. 

An internet capable device is now an important part of student’s toolkit, giving them access to unlimited resources and enabling them to support, extend, collaborate and share their learning in a way that prepares them for the future.

Model positive, healthy use of devices

We are encouraging students to be responsible for having their devices here each day, having those devices charged and using them appropriately. 

At home, students may need to use their device for some homework. It is good to have a device in a shared, supervised space in your home. It is also good to be off devices at least an hour before bed to ensure optimal sleep.

Conversations at home about ‘positive in’; to make them think about what they are reading and watching and positive out; to make them think about what they are posting on a device, are important to have with your sons and daughters. 

The Riccarton Way Digital Tikanga magnet is a good starting point for these conversations.

For more information, please go to our school website:  http://www.riccarton.school.nz/e-learning/