Kawa of Care 2019

The 'Kawa of Care' is an agreement between students, parents and schools to ensure the best care and responsibility is exercised with Chromebooks.

Read the agreement document below, and view the slideshow to understand all aspects of the Kawa of Care.

Click this link to open, view, or download a PDF copy of the Kawa of Care agreement. View this link to see a Google Doc of the Kawa of Care.

SHS Kawa of Care: Whānau Hui 2018


  • The new device purchased for the Trust is considered to be a much sturdier model than has previously been used – it comes complete with a charger and carry case, 3 year warranty and insurance (nil excess on claims – up to 3 per device) and automatically has IT support in place for any problems that occur. Chromebooks will be $550 (plus interest) if paid for using a Credit Sales Agreement or $520 if Paid in Full.
  • A $40 deposit is required to be paid to the school your child will be attending in 2019 (not their current one) before 6 December, 2018. New devices are unable to be issued to students until the deposit and all necessary paperwork have been completed.


Experience enhanced productivity, connectivity and entertainment with the Acer 11" C732 Chromebook. It features an eMMc hard drive with a 32GB capacity. Operating on Chrome OS, this Chromebook provides a stripped-down user interface. The processor clocks in at 1.1 GHz, which allows you to optimise your work speed. This 11" Chromebook delivers a sleek and light profile, perfect for use when you're on-the-go. With an HDMI interface, this Chromebook allows you to connect an additional screen to your laptop for enhanced gameplay.

  • 1.1GHz Intel Celeron N3450 p
  • 32GB eMMC
  • Integrated graphics
  • Google Chrome OS
  • Small Child can stand on the lid without damage
  • Spill resistant keyboard
  • Strong anti-pick keys
  • All day battery

Processor: Intel Celeron N3450 Quad Core processor (1.1GHz up to 2.2GHz)

RAM: 4GB DDR4 Memory

Storage: 32GB eMMC Drive

Display: 11.6" IPS HD display 1366x768, 180 degree hinge to lay the screen flat

Graphics: Integrated graphics

Operating System: Google Chrome OS

Networking: Dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi (2x2 MIMO), Bluetooth 4.0

Audio: Built-in stereo speakers and microphone

Connections & Ports: Two USB 3.1 Type C ports, 2x USB 3.0 ports, SD card slot, HDMI output and 3.5mm headphone/mic jack

Battery: Up to 12 hours battery life

Tips for managing the Internet at home:

The digital world that children are growing up in is quite overwhelming for many parents. Have a discussion with your child/children - let them know that internet access at home is a privilege to be earned and maintained through them demonstrating Cybersmart choices, and respecting and following your guidance.

Your child's Chromebook will generally stay at school for term one, so that they have time to learn how to use it effectively, handle it safely, and demonstrate that they can follow all aspects of the Kawa of Care. They will be able to take their Chromebook how when you are ready. It can always stay at school until you are ready to have it at home.

Here are some guidelines that may be useful:

  • Have your child work on their device in an area of the house where you most frequently spend time, and have them sit so that the screen is easily visible to you when you walk past. Take an interest in what they are doing online - this gives you an opportunity to connect with your child's online life, and lets them know you are available for support.
  • Don't have devices charging overnight in your child's bedroom. Establish a place for charging in a living area in your home.
  • Establish times when you child can use their Chromebook - if they don't want to cooperate, let them know that their Chromebook goes back to school and stays there until they have had time to show that they are prepared to follow your guidelines. Your school is very happy to support you with this, just ask.
  • Keep your wifi password secret. Type it into your child's device when it suits you for them to be online. Your school can show you how to do this.

Your child will test boundaries online in the same way that they test boundaries in the real world as they grow, and the way that they use the internet will change over time. Keep guiding and supporting them, and keep your boundaries firm around online access being a privilege to be earned at home. Your school is there to help, and is happy to arrange sessions where parents can get together to share ideas on managing online activity at home.

Articles of interest to parents, on NetSafe New Zealand's website, which provides cybersafety and security advice to New Zealanders.

Once you become comfortable in using Google Apps for Education, check out some of these Safety Tips recommended by Google.