Starting your project for home internet access for students
Find out how to start your own project to give student internet access at home. The Haeata Community Campus connectivity project — ConnectED — has already achieved this and this guide shows you how they did it.
Start your project for student home connectivity
While every school and community is different, this guide, and the ConnectED experiences, show:
- how you might set up your project, and
- what you’ll need.
Overall steps for your connectivity project
There are 7 stages and tasks involved in running your project. These different stages may overlap. For example, you might work on your implementation plan and set up the project team at the same time.
|Stage and goal||Tasks|
|1. Define your goals||
|2. Set up your project team||
|3. Create your implementation plan||
|4. Implement technical and support services||
|5. System availability and public launch||
|6. Roll out student and whānau engagement||
|7. Transition to agreed operational model||
Read the guide for complete information
The Greater Christchurch Schools’ Network Trust supported the development of this guide. We thank them and all partners for sharing their experience and materials developed in the course of the project.
About the Haeata Community Campus connectivity project — ConnectED
Haeata Community Campus is a state-funded area school, based at 240 Breezes Rd, Aranui, Christchurch 8061. It opened in February 2017 after the post-quake closure of 4 other schools in the community.
The ConnectED project provided coverage over a geographical zone next to the school, offering a home internet solution service to approximately 360 of Haeata’s students.
The connection technology was communal wireless infrastructure, powered via the Chorus copper network. This provided wireless connectivity to students at homes within the coverage zone.
ConnectED project partners
The project was delivered by the combined efforts and commitment of its partner organisations:
Ministry of Education
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