School Computer Network
Golden Bay High School has about 200 computers. We have taken full advantage of the Ministry of Education Teacher Laptop scheme (TELA) which has enabled most teachers to have a laptop. Every classroom has at least 2 computers, some have 3 or more, all have data projectors. We have 2 ICT suites with 23 computers in each lab along with additional ports for laptops. We have 10 computers in the Library, 8 computers in the Technology Department for use with Robotics and 9 computers in Photography.
All computers are on a fully integrated, stable, gigabit fibre-optic network. We are running our Windows 2008r2 server in a virtualised HyperV environment on a quad core dell server with 12gb of RAM and 4tb of storage space. The operating system used on all computers is Windows 10 along with the industry standard Microsoft Office 2016. Each student has their own login name and password (which enables them to access their work from any computer in the school), students also have access to colour printers, filtered internet, general educational software and other shared resources. G Suite for Education' is used by staff and students for email, calendar and sites and we have an online booking system for classrooms and equipment.
We have a voluntary BYOD programme in place with school wide Wifi - wifi free areas are at the netball courts and the school field. All students are allowed, with permission, to bring their own device so they can connect to the internet.
Golden Bay High School also has a 3D Printer and a range of digital cameras, digital video cameras, scanners, data projectors, televisions, DVD/Video players and extra laptops for use by students and staff.
A Network Manager and a Computer Technician are onsite (part-time) to maintain and develop the network.
Yvette Ireton (Network Manager)
Bluey Powell (Technician)