Your school's ICT network

This webpage contains resources with further information about your ICT network and how best to comply with Ministry standards, safety protocols, and other requirements.

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  • Boards
  • Principals and Tumuaki
  • Teachers and Kaiako
  • Parents, Caregivers, and Whānau

Resources for schools to access or strengthen your ICT network including connecting to wireless, home internet access and how to upgrade your network.

Te Mana Tūhono

Te Mana Tūhono demonstrates the power of connectivity and is a long-term programme of support that removes the burden on schools to monitor, maintain and manage schools ICT networks.

Te Mana Tūhono

Choose a safe and secure internet service provider

Your school can either use the government-funded Network for Learning (N4L) service or choose and pay for a different retail service provider (RSP). It’s your responsibility to make sure your school’s network is protected against risks such as hacking, spam and access to inappropriate content.

Choose an internet service provider

Get connected to wireless

Installing a wireless system can:

  • provide a more flexible digital learning and teaching environment, and
  • help you make full use of your ultra-fast broadband connection.

Get connected to wireless

Home internet access

Find out how to use your school’s broadband connection to help provide home internet for your community, and make your school a 'digital hub'.

Enabling home internet access for your community

And find out how to support students who currently have no home internet access.

Starting your project for home internet access for students

Upgrading school ICT networks

Learn how to plan and deliver a school ICT network upgrade, including appointing key suppliers and closing a project after completion.

Upgrading school ICT networks

Maintain your upgraded ICT network

Your school is responsible for keeping your upgraded ICT network maintained to the current Ministry standard.

Maintain your upgraded ICT network

New or relocating schools

Any fibre connection to a new or relocating school is arranged by the relevant build project. Contact us if you have any questions.


Procure ICT equipment

By harnessing the collective buying power of approximately 2700 State sector agencies including schools, government has positioned itself as a customer of choice and is able to achieve substantial cost savings.

Find out how you can register your school, and explore the cost savings you might make when procuring ICT equipment.

NZ Government Procurement website(external link)

TELA+ digital devices for teachers and principals

TELA+ is a digital device leasing scheme for eligible teaching staff in state and state integrated schools.

TELA+ digital devices for teachers and principals

ICT Helpdesk

Learn how to contact the ICT Helpdesk and what they can assist your school with.

ICT Helpdesk

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