In 2017 only year 7, 8 and 9 students are required to have a device at school.  This is optional for all other students but, a growing number of students are bringing in devices and a growing number of subject areas are using cloud based resourcing.

Owing to the rapid advance in technology, it is likely that most students will need two devices over their time at college from years 7 – 13.  This is particularly so if at year 11 a student chooses to take Technology or Arts subjects. 

Please note that the College is using Microsoft 365, and many applications that students will need to use will be Microsoft based. 

While families are free to choose where to purchase devices, St Peter’s has worked with Noel Leeming Gore, and there are some devices which have been stocked and are available locally.  We will notify families of these when whenever this information is updated and received. 

Please find below the recommended specifications for devices.

Memory (RAM):               2GB

Storage (Hard Drive):     16GB

A physical Keyboard




Office 365 free for all

Office 365 free for all
New Zealand schoolchildren


In order to help our New Zealand students prepare for success in the 21st Century, Microsoft is providing Office 365 to every student free of charge. Your student can download Office 365 onto their devices.

New Zealand students will have access to the latest version of Word for writing; Excel for spreadsheets; PowerPoint for presentations; OneNote for organisation and note taking; and much more.

  • Install on up to 5 compatible PCs and Macs, plus 5 tablets (including iPad!)
  • Use with OneDrive for automatic device syncing
  • Gain valuable skills on the world’s most popular productivity software
  • Office subscription lasts for as long as your child is a student and the program continues. 

Instructions for students to obtain their FREE Office 365


Follow these simple steps to get Office 365:

For PC and Mac
       a. Visit
       b. Click through to sign in with school-provided credentials & download
       c. On the installation page select your language and click install.

Your child will need their school email account to sign in. If you have trouble installing
Office, this guide may resolve your issue:

Contact Details

Street Address: 121 Kakapo Street, Gore, Southland, New Zealand
Postal Address: P O Box 94, Gore 9740
Telephone: (03) 208 9060
Fax: (03) 208 0000

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