Whangarei Girls’ High School

“We like the fact that the team from New Era IT listened to what we had to say…they took the time to explain the various options we could select and made recommendations based on their experience. They didn’t try to force any particular solution on us and genuinely wanted to give us the best fit for our needs.”

Anne Cooper
Principal – Whangarei Girls High School

With close to 1100 students and more than 100 staff, Whangarei Girls High School is embracing IBM technology to enhance student learning experiences and to support the efficient operations of the school itself.

We had our own internal ICT resource,” says Anne Cooper, Principal of WGHS and member of the ICT Committee, “but we were becoming nervous about having just one individual as our entire ICT support staff. When he went on break we had nobody to turn to. Plus we wanted to investigate newer technologies – such as wireless – and his expertise didn’t cover this area. We knew about New Era IT, of course, as they are sponsors of SPANZ (Secondary Principals’ Association of New Zealand) and have a high profile in the education sector. I asked some of my peers who were New Era IT clients about their services and received quite favourable feedback. In addition, our executive officer asked the same questions of other execs – they have a different set of criteria – and received similar reports.”

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