What schools say about us...
Half the price of others that can do half as much!!
It is a great site very user friendly.
The team at KiwiSchools goes above and beyond to ensure that you have a great site.
The site is brilliant, great value for money. Half the price of others that can do half as much. Designed specifically for the needs of a school It's been easy as pie to update!
ICT Coordinator / Boulcott School
My favourite website features are the banners. They are eye catching, easily altered and updated.
The KiwiSchools teams support is very good. They are interested in making it work for you and always followup to make sure your problems are sorted and that you are happy with how it is all going.
The site is very good value for money. The costs are reasonable for the support you receive. Initially I found the video tutorials essential but I as I have become familiar with the sites operation I have visited them less often. They are a great way to start that is for sure.
Updating is as simple as logging on and editing the appropriate function. I probably should do it more frequently but the process in itself is very simple. One frustration is the ease with which loss of material happens. You are advised to type what you need on the website in notepad first and then transfer it to the site via copy and paste. This prevents a lot of frustration as you drop newly entered information at times.
Part-time Teacher / Westport South School
My favourite website features are the photo banners and menu tabs. The support from KiwiSchools is excellent as they keep in contact with regular email to remind me to update things or ask if there is anything I need help with.
The website is very good value for money. As for the the tutorials they provide, I have watched a few at the beginning but worked most rings out on my own. Very easy.
The website has been so easy to update content on. I can add and delete things within minutes and other staff are always amazed at how quickly I get things done on there. It makes me look very efficient!
Year 7/8 Teacher, In charge of E-Learning / Huapai District School
The tutorials are so easy to follow and useful!
I find all the website features are user-friendly. It's so easy to update and I think the key to a great website is updating it regularly and due to the ease of KiwiSchools features this makes it possible which makes my job easy.
The quick response from the team is important to me and I have received this from the KiwiSchools team. Whenever I have a request or question I get a response quite promptly. They are very approachable and easy-going which makes me feel comfortable and willing to try things out.
Principal / Tainui Full Primary
Very impressed with how easy it is to maintain...
My favorite features are the consistent layout and navigation across all of the pages, the scrolling banner photos which can be updated by the school when required, the Absence Form and the Newsletter email Sign-up
We're all very impressed with how easy it is to maintain the content of the site. Teachers like the fact that they can draft a piece of content and then have the principal QA it before it gets published.
I have used the online tutorials to find out how to add a video to the site. The video-based tutorial was very well done and allowed me to get the job done without any problems.
We think KiwiSchools is great value for money. The amount of time administering the content on the old website (pure HTML based) was a lot and no-one (except me) who has some HTML skills was able to change content. Now all the users loaded have the ability to change content at their leisure.
The experience overall has been very positive. Dealing initially with Paul when deciding whether KiwiSchools was the right solution for Rewa Rewa (given our limited budget) was very pleasant and there was plenty of emails and good timely responses when queries were raised. After sales support from Sheree and Rosemary has also been good as they follow up my outstanding issues and queries.
Rewa Rewa School BOT / Rewa Rewa School
Updating? Easy as lemon squeezie!
From a "shop front" point-of-view, I find it very easy to update and manage. It has simple but effective features for the purpose.
We recently conducted a communication survey with our community and "the new website" topped the list of most-used method to keep updated!
Teachers have been great in taking up the challenge of enhancing learning through digital pedagogy techniques...and whanau really enjoy the window straight into the their children's classes through the blogs.
The personalised professional development is perfect for the range of needs we have. We are being supported through changes that help us work smarter together, rather than harder individually.
I'd say our site is very good value for money.
Really like the video tutorials - more face to face videos, please :-)
Principal / Stanhope Road School
The team have helped us with every teeny question!
We like the layout and the way it is easy to navigate your way around the site, the easier way of uploading photos, the way class pages are now blogs and that they just get added to rather than being completely replaced - so a picture of what has happened during the year can be built up.
I think up grading has been well worth it. The best thing about using KiwiSchools is that the web site is standard and many people can enter info with it all looking the same. If someone leaves then it is easy for others to carry on with the web site up dating rather than having your own site hosted independently – in this case the one person with the knowledge would leave and then the school would be high and dry.
The team have helped us with every teeny question. The response time has been quick. There is always someone on the phone to ask as well. Cheers thanks so much!!
Updating is "easy as!"
We love everything about our new site, to be honest. The homepage rolling photos are neat and drop boxes are easy to follow and use.
Value for money? Fantastic, takes away alot of the setting up and extra work to get it up and going so is great value for money. Easy to follow Tutorials for ICT phobes and made in simple terms for beginners. Updating is "easy as." I have had previous experience but my new teacher who has no experience has clicked on quickly and effectively.
We've had great support from Paul and Sheree.......any little issues are addressed quickly and effectively. This means there is a low frustration level using KiwiSchools and that keeps everyone using it happy to do it and continue to develop their skills in it.
We have had a lot of positive comments from our school community since upgrading our website.
Our favorite features are the changing photos at the top, how the colours reflect our school, how we were able to put the information on how we wanted it to be presented, and the Intranet for logged-in staff only.
I used the online tutorials to become familiar with updating the site. They were easy to understand and if you forget how to do something you can refer back to them at any stage.
The team at KiwiSchools have been very supportive. Regular phone calls from them checking if everything is OK. Able to assist via phone/email if needed assistance at any stage.
Dannevirke South School
I would definitely recommend KiwiSchools to any school! I really like the easy way we can update the content.
Updating is really easy and our experience so far has been great.....would definitely recommend it to any school. The support has been really helpful, always a cheery voice at the end of the phone.
Definitely value for money, and many people have now commented on the new site and how fresh it looks.
The video tutorials are helpful...when I remembered to use them!
The support has been awesome!
We really like the photo banner at the top because it gives a bit of a window into the school and what goes on there.
We are also excited to learn about other features we can include in our website.
The support as been awesome. It's easy to contact you and messages are returned fairly soon.
Great value for money.
Very easy to update and anything I couldn't do myself your team could do for me.
Thank you for your on-going support. I am no longer working at the school but can see the teachers have started using their blogs etc and it is looking great. It would be good if each Classroom could have their own folder to keep their blog in so they are kept together, easy to find and read. [This is easily achieved - check this link.]