Digital Transition

For Year 8 students leaving for Secondary School

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What happens to all the work in my Drive, and what happens to my blog, when I move to a Toki Pounamu Secondary School?

What happens to my blog?

Your primary school teacher will pass on the names of all of the Year 8s going to Greymouth High School next year, to the Education Programme Leader for the Toki Pounamu cluster.

You don't get a new blog when you move to Greymouth High School, your blog just continues. This means that your new teachers can get to know you as a learner much more quickly than they would otherwise, and you can look back on your learning journey and how much you've grown and developed as a learner over many years. You'll post and comment in new ways suited in your high school subjects.

The Education Programme Leader will start preparing your blogs so that they care ready for transfer to Grey High, you'll begin to notice a few changes:

  • adding a link to the blogging page at Greymouth High School
  • inviting a blog admin account at Greymouth High School to be admin on your blog
  • you'll get permanent admin rights on your blog (please take care of your blog, it is an amazing and precious thing!)

Your blog will stay under the admin control of your primary school and your teacher until the first few weeks at GHS, when it'll be changed over. This is so that:

  • you can participate in the Summer Learning Journey if you want to
  • a teacher that knows you really well can keep an eye on your blog to support you if you need it over summer
  • your blog posts and comments can still be seen in Hāpara so that it's easier to support you if you need it


What happens to my primary school Drive?

  • You can archive it with Google Takeout - see further down this page for information.
  • At the end of term one of the next year, you will no longer have access to your primary school account. It'll be archived at your old primary school - it never gets deleted, just suspended, so you can no longer access it. If you need to access it after this time, you can, you'll need to ask at your old primary school. So, you have a term into the next year to get yourself sorted, especially if you've used your school email to sign up for anything.



I'm not going to a Toki Pounamu Secondary School - what happens to my Drive and Blog?

You blog settings will be changed so that no-one can comment on your blog anymore - it becomes like a book or a diary, a record of your learning that you can keep.

You'll need to set up a personal Gmail account:

  • Your Blog: Invite your personal Gmail account to be an admin on your blog. Do this before leaving your primary school so that your teacher can help you. You can also get help to do this during the digital induction session. Once you've set your personal gmail as an admin on your account, you can delete the your school account, the school blog admin, and your teacher, from your blog. Now it's all yours to take care of.
  • Your School Drive: You'll need to complete a GOOGLE TAKEOUT. This is a way of archiving all of the work from your primary school Drive, and transferring this archive file to your personal Drive.


GOOGLE TAKEOUT

This link has instructions to help you with Google Takeout:

Go to this link to start your Takeout, you may be asked to sign in to your primary school account:

The slideshow here has additional help and tips for Google Takeout...

Google Takeout - Archiving


Understanding your Blog Settings

What NOT TO CHANGE in your blog settings

Changing your background and advanced settings

Adding a photo and a profile introduction

Be Cybersmart, think about your Digital Footprint


Deprovisioning your Chromebook between your primary school and your Toki Pounamu High School

You don't need to worry about anything - Fusion will take care of this in the first week that your are at your new Toki Pounamu High School.

If your family is still paying off your Chromebook - all good! Payments just carry on as usual, to the Toki Pounamu Education Trust. You don't need to do anything.

NOTE: YOU NEED TO UPLOAD INTO YOUR DRIVE ANYTHING IN YOUR DOWNLOADS FOLDER THAT YOU WANT TO KEEP - THE DEPROVISIONING PROCESS WILL DELETE YOUR DOWNLOADS FOLDER.

Deprovisioning your Chromebook from your primary school network when you leave to attend a school that isn't a Toki Pounamu school

Make sure your school has been notified and they have notified Fusion (IT tech) to deprovision your Chromebook. This is a MUST DO! The Chromebook must be paid for in full before the deprovisioning process will begin.

NOTE: YOU NEED TO UPLOAD INTO YOUR DRIVE ANYTHING IN YOUR DOWNLOADS FOLDER THAT YOU WANT TO KEEP - THE DEPROVISIONING PROCESS WILL DELETE YOUR DOWNLOADS FOLDER.

Then, follow the instructions on the document below:

Deprovissioning of Chromebook


Need help? Talk to your teacher, or email madeline.campbell@core.school.nz, or see the Fusion tech that visits your school