All Year 7-13 pupils will be expected to bring a device to use in their classes. We are committed to using a device as a tool to support the students’ learning and allow students to work online from home should the situation arise.
There are some general guidelines/specifications for what the device should have.
Subject Specific Specifications
For some Art based Year 9 and 10 Learning Packages, a Chromebook isn’t the best option. A laptop is preferable. Such choices include 9/10 Digi Image (DME) and 9/10 Innovation and Invention (INI). Laptops for these subjects need to have 8GB RAM and a minimum of 240GB hard disk/SSD.
For all Senior Art packages Levels 1-3, laptops need additional specifications above and beyond the general requirements. These include 240GB Hard disk/SSD and 12 GB RAM.
Learning Needs e.g., Dyslexia
If your child has dyslexia or any other specific learning needs, we suggest you check out a computer or tablet with assistive technology, i.e., text-to-speech and speech-to-text features built in. All Windows devices, Chromebooks and Apple devices have these.
On loan School Devices
We know providing a device is not always easy for every family so as a School, we will continue to provide some ‘loaners’ for daily use. These are Chromebooks/Laptops which students can borrow from the Library at the start of the day, to be returned at the end of the day. This ideally would only be an interim measure to give families time to purchase their own devices. As you will appreciate, demand often exceeds our supply. But we try to do our best for the students.
Cellphone Guidelines can be found on page 8 in the ‘Whānau Hononga Booklet 2022’ by clicking HERE.
Southland Girls’ High School328 Tweed Street, Georgetown,Invercargill 9812, New Zealand
+64 3 211 6030
Phone: 03 211 6030
Email: [email protected]
Address: 328 Tweed Street, Invercargill 9812, New Zealand
International Student Emergencies: +64 21 767 089
Student Absences: Please contact Student Services on 03 211 6030 or email the School Attendance Officer at: [email protected]
Enwood Boarding House: 03 216 9148
Come and see all that Southland Girls’ High School offers students with a school tour that allows you to see our facilities in action, while meeting the staff and the students.
Student tour guides will answer questions and offer a student’s perspective, before meeting with a senior member of staff to discuss your child’s enrolment.
To book in for a tour of the school, please email Deb Hay, [email protected] or telephone 03 211 6030.
Come and see all that Southland Girls’ High School offers boarders with a tour of Enwood House that allows you to see our facilities in action, while meeting the staff and the students.
To book in for a tour of the boarding house, please email Jenni Dennis, [email protected] or telephone 03 211 6030.