BYOD at Mana College

February 2, 2024

Mana College is on a journey of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD). Being connected online is an essential element of education in the 21st Century and we want all of our ākonga to have consistent access to a device. To date, we have attempted to provide access to devices onsite but this has limitations in terms of consistent access at school and access out-of-school hours. Quite simply, it is a big advantage for students to have their own device to ensure access where and when required. Therefore, BYOD is the most effective option.

We are very aware of the cost involved with ICT so we are committed to helping whānau secure devices at an affordable level. To achieve this, we have partnered with Te Mana o Kupe Trust who offer interest-free options on Chromebook payments at as little as $4 per week. Alternatively, you are welcome to purchase any Chromebook from retailers and we can help connect that device to our network.

If you are interested in the Chromebook offer via Te Mana o Kupe Trust please contact them directly via their website or contact Jasmine Nichols at Alternatively, Janine Laumua at Mana can help you with the sign-up documents. You can come into school and ask to speak with her or email

(Please ensure any payments made are to TMOK not Mana College)


Te Mana o Kupe Trust – Device deal   PDF, 56.8 KB
Te Mana o Kupe Sales agreement __ to use with lenovo Chromebooks (1)   PDF, 214.3 KB
Whanau Ora Form   PDF, 802.4 KB