BYOD – Chrome Books Available

At Paraparaumu College we strongly recommend that students bring their own device to support their learning.  While we do not require a specific device, we have found that a device with excellent battery life, keyboard and screen and small enough to be carried, works best.

We are delighted to be collaborating with other schools in the Kapiti area through the Whakaaro Hou Trust which offers the opportunity for families to purchase a Google Chrome Book including insurance, warranty and carrier bag for a very reasonable price.   There are options for paying off the device over either a two or three year period.

You can visit the Whakaaro Hou Trust website for more information.

The next roll-out of Trust devices will take place on 13th & 14th February 2018.  If you wish to obtain a device in this round, you will need to express interest using the forms below by Friday 9th February.

The relevant documents are available by clicking on the links below. Please email the expression of interest document to

If you would like any further information, please email

Click here for the Expression of Interest Form

Click here for sample credit form

Click here for Whakaaro Hou Trust Information

BYOD device guide and appropriate use guidelines are available here.


Or buy direct from Norrcom

We are delighted to partner with Norrcom to provide a further option for the purchase of Chrome Books for students to bring to Paraparaumu College.  Simply visit and enter the code “Pram1234” and follow the prompts from there.