Starting your project for home internet access for students
Learn about the Haeta ConnectED project, which provides a model for connecting students to internet at home.
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Schools should look to the Haeta example in Christchurch and reference the guide created for starting a home internet access project for their students.
- The Haeata Community Campus connectivity project – ConnectED
- Start your project for student home connectivity
- Steps for your connectivity project
- Download the guide
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
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.
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.
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|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||
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.
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