Redwoodtown School in Blenheim, New Zealand, is a full primary school with around 350 Year 1 to Year 8 students. Located among the vineyards of Marlborough at the top of the South Island, the school provides a quality educational environment with an extensive range of extracurricular activities.
Aaron Vercoe has been principal of the school for about seven years. With printed teaching material still key for classroom activities, he recalls the difficulties of working with the previous system, “We had multiple operating systems, multiple user interfaces, multiple single sign-on solutions, which didn’t necessarily work with each other, all trying to talk to our central server. Then you had to spend time installing drivers onto each device individually, and they’d quickly become out of date and obsolete.”
“What’s more, our library system and our student management system had already been moved into the cloud, so printing was the last thing using our old server. It was clear there had to be a better solution.”