The Ministry expects that every RTLB will have a laptop through the “Laptops for Teachers” scheme (known as TELA). This includes each of the two RTLB in a job-share arrangement. Fixed Term contract staff are not eligible for the subsidy.
Key features of the Scheme
- Leases are on a 3 year lease-to-return arrangement.
- Laptops are covered by the manufacturer’s warranty for the duration of their lease.
- Subsidised laptops are covered under the Ministry’s Indemnity Scheme for accidental damage, loss and theft.
- Laptops supplied come with standard Microsoft software and antivirus software.
- There is a helpdesk and portal to support schools that use the scheme.
How to place an order
Orders are placed through the TELA portal. This will take you to a login screen where you enter your email and password to log in.
To place an order, you need to be set up as the school administrator. You can check to see if you are the administrator by clicking on “Manage Users”, or contacting the TELA helpdesk.
If you want to be able to easily identify laptops that are on lease to an RTLB teacher under your school cluster, please ensure you raise an order for the RTLB teacher(s) in the morning, and then order any further laptops for school teachers in the afternoon. This will ensure that the lease schedules generated are different.
Key contact points
|TELA Helpdesk number (8:30am to 5:00pm)||0800 438 468|
|Website for TELA portal and recent notices||www.tela.co.nz|
Content last updated: March 2018