The Ministry of Education has released the revised ICT Cabling Infrastructure Policy and Standards for schools
It is important when making changes to schools’ internal networks that they meet recognised Standards for Information and Communications Technology (ICT). This applies to ICT cabling, switches and servers, and wireless access points in all new buildings, or alterations and additions to existing infrastructure.
In order to protect the investment in learning infrastructure, schools, designers, and installers must ensure that when upgrading, developing or altering a school’s ICT infrastructure that all ICT work is carried out in accordance with Regulations, Codes of Practice, and Standards, such as those outlined in ICT Cabling Infrastructure: Policy and Standards for Schools version 4.0 [PDF; 488kb].
The Ministry ICT Standards for network upgrades are listed below.
Standards for Network Upgrades
- ICT Cabling Infrastructure policy and standards for schools [PDF; 488 kb]
- Ministry of Education switching policy and standards [PDF; 825kb]
- Wireless LAN Guidelines - understanding wireless [WORD; 1001kb]
- Wireless LAN Guidelines - build and maintain [WORD; 1.42mb]
- Wireless product specifications [Word; 269kb]
A Crown Loan helped Rotorua Girls High School install energy efficient lighting in their gymnasium (Arena). As a result, the school now save $2,500 per year in energy costs.
The energy efficient technology installed also provides longer lamp life and less maintenance, resulting in additional savings as accessing light fittings in the high ceiling gymnasium is a costly exercise.
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