Find out about Ministry-funded software for schools and kura and software that we have negotiated special Education pricing – Adobe, Apple, Google, Microsoft, Sketch-Up Pro and Turnitin.

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  • Principals and tumuaki
  • Teachers and kaiako
  • School ICT specialist
  • Boards
  • Administrators
  • External ICT providers


With Adobe Spark or Creative Cloud, students can learn how to communicate digitally using images, videos, websites and animation, in addition to developing applications. 

Adobe software for schools

Antivirus software for NZ schools and kura 

The Ministry funds the Microsoft Defender for Endpoint product for state and state-integrated schools/kura. 

Antivirus software for NZ schools 


Apple provides applications, 24/7 support, and teaching tools to educators in NZ state and state-integrated schools/kura who purchase technology. 

Apple technology for schools


The current Google agreement provides schools and kura with the ability to manage any number of Chromebooks from a cloud-based admin console. 

Google software for schools 


The current Microsoft agreements provides schools with software licenses that include the 365 Office suite, Windows operating system and Skype. 

Microsoft software for schools

Running updates – Keep your software up-to-date 

Ensure all school-managed devices get updates (also known as patches) as quickly as possible after they're released. 

Running updates – Keep your software up-to-date


SketchUp software offers free web-based 3D modelling applications to NZ schools and kura.

SketchUp licensing


Turnitin is no longer offering the discounted education pricing it previously had in the past.  


Video conferencing

With video conferencing becoming a familiar tool to stay connected or to create learning opportunities, check out our advice to safely use video conferencing for varying purposes, from one-to-one meetings, to online classes, to livestreaming school events. We also cover details on a range of video conferencing platforms and tools, that are available to your school or kura.

Video conferencing

Safer Technologies for Schools (ST4S)

All software comes with risk. If your school is looking for new software, look at software which has been assessed against standard privacy and security protections.

Safer Technologies for Schools (ST4S)

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