ISNZ Sponsors

Independent Schools of New Zealand wishes to thank our sponsors for their continued support. 

Find out more about sponsorship opportunities with ISNZ, and contact Deborah James on 04 471 2022, email deborah.james@isnz.org.nz

 

Read the latest news from our sponsors

 

PLATINUM SPONSOR
 

Fuji Xerox

Fuji Xerox delivers market leading document services and print solutions to the New Zealand market place. Our core philosophy is to be ‘strong’, ‘kind’ and ‘interesting’. A ‘strong’ company that delivers excellent products and services that satisfy customers, and is able to reward its shareholders continuously; a ‘kind’ company that contributes to local and global communities with a particular focus around young people; and an ‘interesting’ company at which employees find their life and work fulfilling. We aim to be a company with a good balance of all three attributes whilst helping New Zealand schools to grow and transform by providing scalable, cost effective printing and document management solutions. 

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GOLD SPONSORS

 

Actura

To successfully navigate through the fast-changing and competitive future, students need to master critical STEAM-related skill sets. Through this, students will not only become capable and competitive job seekers - they will become the most innovative job creators.

Established in Australia in 2014, Actura provides the leading STEAM learning solution spanning in-class and out-of-class environments. Our FlipRobot range provides the ultimate robotic STEAM learning solution for the in-class environment. For the out-of-class solution, the CASE Space School International Study program aims to deliver the once in a lifetime, best STEAM experience at the most inspiring organisation, NASA.

Actura is proud to be the exclusive global partner of CASE (California Association for STEAM Education), to promote and market the CASE Space School International Study Program.

Actura. Empower youth for future success.

 


ANZ

At ANZ, we are committed to New Zealand’s future success. Throughout our own development and growth, we have remained dedicated to building lasting relationships with customers and delivering Commercial, Agri, Institutional, Personal, Wealth and Private Banking solutions.

This commitment has helped us grow to become New Zealand’s largest financial services provider. As one of New Zealand’s best known financial brands, ANZ offers unrivalled scale, diversity, resources and influence. We also have extensive global reach, connected to 34 markets around the world.

Our long history and broad presence has given us a depth of understanding of the New Zealand market that is second to none. This knowledge and experience is something we share with our customers, to help them achieve their own success.

As one of New Zealand's largest companies, we know that our actions have the potential to significantly impact the wellbeing of staff, customers, communities and the environment.

Each year we set goals and establish work programmes around priority issues for our industry, customers, employees and the community. These include providing responsible products and services for our customers, creating a diverse and inclusive workforce, and improving financial knowledge and capability in our communities.

ANZ Bank New Zealand Limited

 


 

SILVER SPONSORS

 

Blackcat Education

Appointing Inspirational School Leaders

Blackcat Education has worked with the Boards at St George's SchoolWellington College, Rangitoto College, Whangarei Boys, Auckland Girls, Queenstown Primary School and Glenfield College, among many others, to help them appoint their new Principals. With global research capability and strong international networks, Blackcat Education provides a truly professional service when making senior management appointments. 

Our key advantages:

  1. Less Old School Tie, more New Kids on the Block – we have a successful track record, our processes are tried and tested, our team is highly trained and our approach is world class.
  2. Best of Both Worlds – Blackcat Education is a specialist search firm handling senior appointments in New Zealand Education. We also handle senior executive appointments through our Blackcat Consulting division which gives us a broader commercial perspective. 
  3. Cost Effective Services– we provide a cost-effective, professional service due to our stringent cost-controls. Our team of Board Advisors are all former Principals in independent and state schools. 
  4. Performance Appraisal Services and Leadership Development Training added to our service offering for 2019.

Please contact Andrew Harris, Director, Blackcat Education on 021 0296 9891 or andrew@blkcat.co.nz  


 

Marsh Limited

With a push for greater board and trustee accountability and greater scrutiny on your school’s reputation, independent schools face a distinct set of risks.

From a field trip accident to a fire, from a financial scandal to inappropriate teacher behaviour, to the death of a key staff member, even a minor crisis can have far reaching consequences for the survival of your school.

Marsh has been a supporter of ISNZ for a number of years. We also work with a number of state schools and tertiary institutions across New Zealand. We therefore have considerable experience in working with education providers to help them to manage their risk and insurance needs.

Our experienced team will work with you to ensure that your most valuable assets are protected, including your people.  In addition to insuring your buildings and equipment, we can help you to manage your reputational risks and people risks surrounding staff and student welfare.

As the preferred partner to a significant number of New Zealand’s independent schools, Marsh offers a level of risk analysis and protection simply unmatched in the industry, irrespective of the size of your school.


 

Cyclone Computer Co Ltd

Achieving your desired outcomes through technology isn’t always a simple process. Cyclone can help you achieve your goals without undue expense, using relevant technology. Cyclone can enable procurement, managed services and digital learning support. Cyclone has expertise in Microsoft, Apple and Google and their eco-systems, ensuring that whichever platform your school chooses (or all of them!) our services and sales teams will support your direction.

The Cyclone team of digital learning specialists are able to provide a country-wide capability helping schools plan, develop and implement successful and sustainable digital teaching and learning programmes.

We have over 60 specialised staff employed nationwide, and we are proudly 100% NZ owned and operated. Cyclone employs staff who have been school principals, teachers, education ICT advisors, and engineers. Clear direction and working with specialist school providers around pedagogy, infrastructure, device procurement, BYOD, licensing and strategy are all key to ensuring ongoing success.


 

Office Max New Zealand Limited

 

From the school office to the classroom, OfficeMax have all your education supplies. We have a wide range of stationery, cleaning products, café essentials, technology products and furniture – everything you need and a little bit more. We’ve partnered with market-leading brands in the education sector to offer you quality products along with our excellent customer service. 

We also know that quality education is a community commitment.  That’s why we provide ongoing support to the Education community and those leading our schools through sponsorship and business partnerships.  For more information visit https://www.officemax.co.nz/about-us/education

 

 


 

Schoolbox

Schoolbox - Technology to transform K-12 Schools.

Schoolbox is an integrated all-in-one virtual learning environment; it’s an LMS, an intranet and a portal.

Schoolbox is a mature, robust and sustainable platform that connects your entire school community and powers innovative teaching and learning. 

  • Over 42,634 teachers pioneering and creating virtual learning environments.
  • Over 219,090 parents engaged in their child’s learning.
  • Proudly Australian since 2002 & growing globally. 


 

Distinction

Distinction is a New Zealand owned company that manufactures our furniture in New Zealand. We offer a wide range of furniture for classrooms, administration areas, specialist areas and are doyens in entire school fit outs. We offer free consultations and continually go the extra mile for our clients. We are about excellence and service and proud of what we do and represent.

Distinction is a long time sponsor of ISNZ of more than 16 years.


Vivi

Vivi is a wireless presentation solution designed exclusively for education. Vivi's screen mirroring technology transforms the classroom into an interactive, collaborative learning space for both teacher and student. Vivi supports every device type and can be used across all platforms including Apple, Microsoft, Android, and Chromebook.

For more information, please visit our website vivi.io


 

BRONZE SPONSORS

 

Cambridge Assessment International Education (also an ISNZ Honours Awards sponsor)

Cambridge Assessment International Education prepares school students for life, helping them develop an informed curiosity and a lasting passion for learning. We are part of Cambridge Assessment, a department of the University of Cambridge. Our international qualifications are recognised by the world’s best universities and employers, giving students a wide range of options in their education and career. As a not-for-profit organisation, we devote our resources to delivering high-quality educational programmes that can unlock learners’ potential.

 


 

Apollo Projects 

Apollo Projects are trusted specialists in the design and construction of industry-leading aquatic and sporting facilities. Our extensive project experience in the sector ranges from a public splashpad and paddling pool, to a private learn-to-swim facility, to a High Performance Training Centre for New Zealand’s elite athletes.

Our specialist knowledge allows us to design and construct facilities which are energy efficient, utilising the latest aquatic technologies, and driven by function and client objectives rather than architectural form. We pride ourselves on innovation: faster construction times; superior technology and product; and significant Capex and Opex savings for our clients. We’re with you from start to finish – we can take an idea from concept all the way through to project completion.

To learn more about Apollo and see a range of completed projects please visit www.apolloprojects.co.nz 


 

International SOS 

International SOS is the world’s leading medical and travel security assistance company, in the business of saving and protecting lives from more than 1,000 locations in 90 countries.

International travel is now a core component of extra-curricular learning for both students and teachers. Affordable flights and an understanding of the value of experiencing other cultures first-hand mean schools are now expected to provide such opportunities.

Mitigating the risks involved in international travel is critical for schools, and a partnership with International SOS can ensure a high level of confidence and security when taking students overseas.


EdSmart

EdSmart is a cloud-based School Organisation System (SOS) for streamlining and enhancing daily school administration and relationship management.

It is unlike any other other school administration platform available. Why? It functions by integrating with all school databases and transfers data between systems. Data interoperability and integration is the key that increases the potential of the EdSmart SOS and makes it so incredibly powerful.

The EdSmart SOS acts as the third pillar of school administration. It redefines the organisational structure of school information, opening schools to new, progressive methods for managing workflows, engagement and culture.

EdSmart helps schools run smarter.


Modern Teaching Aids

Modern Teaching Aids (MTA) has been helping teachers and educators deliver the right learning outcomes for over 60 years. We stock the largest array of teaching resources and education supplies in New Zealand.

Our extensive range of educational products has been sourced from around the world to ensure New Zealand educators and their students have access to the best quality products.  All resources come with a 12-month warranty and are quality assured. We stock over 10,000 resources in robotics, digital technologies, art & craft, mathematics, literacy resources, developmental products, school consumables, STEAM, classroom stationery, science equipment, STEM, sporting gear, school furniture, books, play and educational toys. Visit us via our website or contact our product specialists listed below for any enquires you may have:

Madeleine Harkema (Auckland North, South and East) mharkema@teaching.co.nz

Julie O’Keeffe (Auckland North, West and Central) jokeeffe@teaching.co.nz

Jen Sheahan (Christchurch) jsheahan@teaching.co.nz

Julia Martin (Wellington) jmartin@teaching.co.nz


 

Ezypay

Ezypay is a multi-award winning FinTech company specialising in the provision of subscription and recurring direct debit payments. Since its establishment in 1996, Ezypay has continued to support local New Zealand & Australian businesses to generate revenue and settle complex financial scenarios with recurring customers the easy way.

Our cloud based payment platform offers educational institutions a suite of easy-to-use subscription management services to automate recurring direct debit payments. We offer easily set-up flexible payment plans across different sites, custom-brand sign-up forms accessible from different devices, multiple payment options including direct debit and credit card, and furthermore, we improve revenue collection rates through our failed payment handling capabilities.

The Ezypay platform is PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) accredited, ensuring all your customer debit and credit card handling, billing and payment processing are achieved at the highest level of security. We offer a modern cloud based system that can be used as a standalone platform or integrated into existing business software.

With offices in New Zealand, Australia and Malaysia, generating recurring revenue globally becomes easy. Ezypay has processed over $3 billion worth of subscription payments in nine countries across the Asia Pacific (New Zealand, Australia, Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines, Hong Kong, China, Taiwan and Thailand) and we’re continually expanding.

 


 

Simpson Grierson

One of New Zealand's leading law firms, Simpson Grierson is recognised for its ability to deliver expert, timely and practical advice across all areas of commercial law.

Our specialist teams, based across our Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch offices, ensure our clients can rely on trusted legal advisors whose expertise is specific to their sector.

Our education specialists understand that educators and administrators face unique legal challenges. They have extensive experience in working alongside school boards and administration, at both the primary and secondary level, to deliver advice on a wide range of legal matters.

Through our Health and Safety advisory service we also offer SchoolSafe, our online Health and Safety management system. Specifically designed for primary and secondary schools, this easy-to-use mobile platform was developed to support principals and school boards in meeting their specific legal obligations under the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015.

As New Zealand’s largest law firm, we realise the importance of setting an example by taking our responsibility to our people, clients and community seriously. Our community involvement focuses on working with youth and helping them develop their full potential. We support organisations including Youthline, Orakei School and Ronald McDonald House, as well as a large number of other charitable organisations.

 


 

2018 CONFERENCE SPONSORS

Enroller

Enroller is advanced international student enrolment software designed to enhance the enrolment experience for New Zealand schools, your agents and direct applicants. 

Whether your international student roll is four or 400, Enroller's user-friendly interface simplifies the enrolment workflow from enquiry and application to offer, payment and arrival. Enroller enables schools to process new applicants quickly by bringing all of your spreadsheets, paper folders and checklists into one place and allowing agents to access the same process. Automated tasks and document creation saves admissions teams an estimated 6+ hours per student.

Other features include real-time conversion tracking, analytics and reports, simplified compliance and documentation management, 24/7 access and the ability to quickly import student information into your school SMS. Your trusted agents will really enjoy the speed, consistency and simplicity that Enroller brings to your enrolment experience with our 'language assist’ feature that makes completing your online application form a breeze. 

For more information, customer references and detailed product features please visit www.enroller.co.nz

 


Swivel Careers

Swivel Careers is a personalised, in-depth career coaching service that helps students set a pathway to a job they’re passionate about. We consider not only the student’s personality, skill-set and interests, but also their passions and ambitions. As a result, we’ve seen hundreds of students – both secondary and tertiary – complete our programme and come out with the confidence, clarity and motivation to take on the workforce. 


TryBooking

TryBooking is a leading ticketing and registration platform for schools, with 10+ years experience in the education sector. TryBooking provides a powerful and affordable platform that can handle events of any size and complexity without an issue.

Over 3,000 schools utilise the system to manage a diverse range of events across departments and year levels, including performing arts (for concerts and musicals), development office (fundraising, fetes, reunions, balls/dinners, registrations and talks), and parents association events.

TryBooking has an expert support team who can assist with setting up events and time-saving strategies to help reduce event administration, cash management, and manual processes, making it easy to bring the school community together.

 


 

Education Horizons Group

Education Horizons Group (EHG) is the largest wholly Australian-owned K-12 school administration, teaching and learning software company. Through its subsidiaries, Synergetic Management Systems, SEQTA Software, myEd, SchoolPRO and Primary Time, the group provides software solutions to more than 1,000 schools across Australia, New Zealand, Asia and the Middle East.

EHG offers schools a comprehensive, end-to-end K-12 education software solution which truly empowers teachers and administration staff to complete their work in the most efficient and effective way possible. The group is renowned for its outstanding levels of service and support with a track record of delivering customer satisfaction.

 


International Student Identity Card (ISIC)

 

About us

First established in 1953, the ISIC card is now issued to students in over 130 countries. All bona fide students over the age of 12, regardless of their nationality, race, gender or religion can purchase an ISIC card at an affordable price. Via one single card, ISIC students gain preferential and discounted access to products, services and experiences relevant to all aspects of student life, from software licenses and cinema access, to bookstores, public transport, cafés and eateries.

The ISIC card

The ISIC card allows students the world over to prove their official student status and make the most of thousands of targeted student benefits and discounts in over 130 countries.

The ISIC card has been endorsed by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) since 1968.  The card is recognised by universities, academic institutions, student unions, national governments, financial institutions and ministries of education around the world.


 

Treescape

Treescape is New Zealand’s largest tree, vegetation and environmental management company.  With a team of arboriculture consultants, highly trained arborists and industry leading health and safety practices, we are uniquely positioned to manage your risk and contribute to a safer educational environment. Treescape has been providing services to Councils, utility companies, transport infrastructure companies, universities, schools, hospitals and parks across New Zealand and on the East Coast of Australia for over 35 years.  Like your buildings, your trees and grounds are valuable assets that contribute to the educational environment and the health and well-being of all. 

Treescape offers asset mapping and management plans for all of your tree, vegetation and grounds needs.  Our maintenance plans include preparing and reviewing arborist reports on specific trees, updating the asset schedule, environmental, resource consenting and landscaping advice, and monitoring your vegetation assets.  In addition, we have teams able to assist with planting, clearing, routine tree maintenance and removal.


 

Educate Plus

Educate Plus is the network for Advancement Professionals. It provides all aspects of professional development, training and networking whilst acknowledging and encouraging leading practice for those working in:

  • Admissions
  • Fundraising
  • Alumni, Community Relations/Events
  • Marketing & Communications            

Educate Plus is recognised as the peak Australasian professional body for Educational Advancement professionals, representing the views of its 1800 members to government, heads of institutions, business managers and education professionals. 

Educate Plus is holding its major International Conference in Auckland 4-7 September and invites all ISNZ Heads and Advancement Professionals to attend. 


Pluto

Make class placement a breeze with Pluto

If you find class placement planning a chore, you need to know about Pluto. Pluto is tailored class placement software that takes the stress out of this strenuous end-of-year task. Enter your student information and Pluto intelligently creates a solution for you to review. Pluto gives each teacher a good range of academic ability, balanced behaviour and a fair spread of students with high needs. Friends are kept together and children who don’t get along are kept apart. It’s also flexible! If you have second opinions or parent requests, you can drag and drop student’s names until you’ve got the very best result.

Pluto - better classes for all, made easy.


 

Elizabeth Michael Uniforms

At Elizabeth Michael we know how important a school uniform is to students, parents, teachers and the school itself.

A uniform has a powerful impact on the branding and well-being of a school so it’s vital to have the right uniform partner to help you get the design that best reflects your school’s values and aspirations. Quality, durability, value for money, great service and providing seamless logistics support are critical too.

Elizabeth Michael has an unequalled reputation for excellence in all of these aspects of uniform supply.

Talk to us about how we can provide your school with a truly great uniform.