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We recommend all students bring a pair of earphones to school/kura. Earphones will be available from the school office from 22/8/22 for $16.

Why are earphones a recommended item on the stationary list?

For kaiako and ākonga (teachers and students) to best utilise our Innovative Learning Environment (ILE), earphones allow for flexibility in lesson delivery and are required on occasions to ensure the most effective use of a learning area. For example, earphones may allow one class to be watching a video related to their lesson on their BYOD devices while a class in the learning area next to them are giving presentations.

Earphones also allow more functionality of a number of digital learning platforms that kaiako and ākonga may use to facilitate teaching and learning such as Edpuzzle (interactive video), Google Read&Write (support with producing and accessing digital texts) and Quizlet (vocabulary and concept learning).

What earphones are best?

We recommend inexpensive earbuds with a microphone if possible. This allows more accurate voice typing and better sound quality for video conferencing such as Google Meet. They should also be able to connect to your child’s BYOD device. For instance, some Apple earphones only connect to iPhones and not other devices.

Do they need to be expensive?

No, they don’t need to be expensive. Whānau are encouraged to shop around for the best deal. As mentioned above, we will be selling them from the school office from 22/8/22

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