Software for schools
The Ministry of Education offers schools a selection of computer operating systems, office productivity, anti-virus and web filtering software at no charge. New Zealand state and state-integrated primary and secondary schools are entitled to the software.
The Ministry has an agreement with Symantec to provide anti-virus software to schools, until 31 December 2013. For more information or to access software upgrades, go to Antivirus FAQs on Microsoft Schools Agreement Site.
The Ministry has software licensing and support arrangements with Microsoft through to 31 December 2013. For more information or to order products, please visit the Microsoft Schools Agreement site.
The Ministry has an agreement with Novell through to the end of April 2013. Renewal discussions are underway and an update will be released as soon as possible. To find out more, please visit the ICT Helpdesk website.
The Ministry of Education has established new distribution arrangements for the latest Apple Mac operating system upgrade - OS X MountainLion. The software is available now. To order, go to Apple section of the Microsoft Schools Agreement site.
You can elect to get the software via web download (no cost), or via USB key (courier & key costs will be billed to your school, $45+GST per key).
Further information and support for Apple products is available from the Apple website.
Further information and support
For further information about school software agreements, visit the Ministry's ICT Helpdesk website.
Helpdesk support is available via the Ministry ICT helpdesk (0800 CALL ICT). On-the-ground technical support is also available for escalated installation issues, costs will be charged back to your school.