If you use a tablet or phone for some of your learning we recommend setting up your school account as one of the accounts that's logged in on your device (you should be able to do this alongside your personal account so you can quickly switch between home and school email.) There are a lot of useful apps out there - these are a few we think work well for students at our school:
The Paraparaumu College App
This app has notices, a school map, and you can log in to look at your results too! Here's a video explaining what it's all about:
Gmail - all students have a school Gmail account. Using an app to manage your messages is super convenient.
Google Drive - students also have Google drive where they can store files, create documents and presentations, and do other stuff.
Google Docs - is very useful
Your google calendar is also a very helpful thing, and there's a handy app for that too.
And for PCs, Open Office is a free, fully featured software suite which lets you make documents, spreadsheets and stuff.