Newsletter – Week 1 Tuesday 19 October

Term 4, Week 1 2021     Kia ora koutou to our BDS Community, Welcome back to the start of Term 4 and a special welcome to our new families who are joining our BDS community.  We hope you and your children have had a chance to relax, rest and enjoy

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Announcement : 

Auckland is at Alert Level 3 until further notice. The school remains closed. Please check your emails regularly for updates and notices.

Digital Technologies

Digital technology has opened up countless opportunities for engaging education and we integrate technology in many areas of our learning across the curriculum from creating presentations, to recording learning reflections, to zoom author visits, and more. Alongside using technology, we develop students’ information skills to help them find, understand, and evaluate the information they find online, which are increasingly important skills.
We provide chromebooks for our Year 3-6 students and ipads for Years 0-2 for learning with digital technologies. All students and parents are required to sign our “Use of Devices Contract” before the use of devices in the classrooms – students may not use these devices until a signed contract has been recieved by their teacher (these contracts are re-newed each year).  All clases teach a unit on cyber safety before devices are used.
Please note: cell phones and smart watches are discouraged and are only allowed at school with permission from the principal and are to be kept in school bags.  If these are brought to school we accept no responsibility for these.