Digital learning is not just about using computers and the internet but is also about creating digital solutions through robotics, coding and data analysis. We do all of these things at MHP. Our students are well prepared for the changing world of technology.
At MHP, teachers have access to professional development so that they can use various technologies effectively with students in learning programmes and so that students become independent and active users. Our learning zones are digitally-intense environments where students have access to use a range of technologies in appropriate ways at every available opportunity.
With effect from 2020, MHP is initiating a BYOD trial where Year 6 students can bring their own Chromebooks into the school. The student can also use this same Chromebook into Years 7 and 8 in MHJC.
We do not recommend any brand of Chromebook over another; we only ask that parents purchase a Chromebook within their means. Note that we don’t allow students to bring in Windows, Mac laptops or Apple iPads. It is advantageous for students to have a Chromebook with a USB-A port; this is because they can then use their Chromebook in MHJC for programming with digital microcontrollers in Years 7 and 8.
MHP has arranged a discount for students with PBTech. You can click on this link and enter the code “BYOD2020” at the top. Alternatively, you can download this pamphlet which can be presented at any PBTech store.
The Chromebook model that the school is using is the Lenovo Chromebook 100e Gen 2.