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Meet our latest competition winners

Thanks to everyone who entered our July competitions. Congratulations to our winners. There were three Brainbox Electronics Kits up for grabs. They go to Rachael Allan, Willowbank School, Auckland, Charlene Ede, St Patrick’s Catholic School, Taupo, and Janine Barker, Allenton School, Ashburton. The Phone Jail goes to Todd […]

Smart projections transform the learning experience

Bringing a new level of smart to the classroom invariably brings a new level of enthusiasm and engagement. Torbay School saw the potential of integrating the latest smart teaching technology from Epson and hasn’t looked back.  Epson’s Graeme Durham made a big impression at Torbay School recently with […]

Equico rebrands to flexicommercial

Equico has rebranded to flexicommercial. With over 25 years of experience, it’s the same experienced education team you know and continues to be locally based. flexicommercial provides leasing solutions for a wide range of assets and projects in New Zealand schools. Schools are commonly using leasing to help […]

Netsafety Week launches

Today Netsafe is launching New Zealand’s first dedicated online safety awareness week.  “We are hosting Netsafety Week to inspire positive change and help the community stay safe online in response to the alarming levels of harm we continue to see,” said Netsafe CEO Martin Cocker. “I’m proud to say hundreds […]

Join Kai’s Clan’s Global Chess Challenge

Blend physical and virtual worlds in the Kai’s Clan Global Chess Challenge. Entries are open for this innovative chess tournament for students aged 7-18., who collaborate together to deliver coding, 3D design and chess strategies. There are three categories to choose from K-5th Grade Division (ages 5-10) 6-8th […]

Phone Jail

Need to lock a phone away? A Phone Jail could be just what you’re looking for. This lock-up safe is visually fun but serves a more serious purpose. Self-assembled and measuring 16 x 13 x 19cm (LWH), it comes with a padlock and key, and enough space to […]

LED Gaming Mouse Pad

Light up your desk with a colourful LED Gaming Mouse Pad. This large and extended (30x 80cm), rubber-bottomed mat combines a practical, anti-slip and durable surface with an entertaining light show effect, that will enhance any desktop. Just connect the mat via USB and you’ll instantly be enjoying […]

Brainbox Electronic Kit

Electronic Brain Box 180 is designed to teach the principles of electronics to children from age 7 years. The easy-to-handle components snap together to create a huge number of different circuits on the base board. All wires are secured within the components, removing the frustrations of handling small […]

Headset Hanger

Where do you store your headset when you’re done with it? Instead of just dropping it on the desk or in a drawer (or having it fall on the floor!), how about placing it neatly on its very own, stylish Headset Hanger? Made from lightweight aluminium, with a […]

Lesson idea: Design a Tokyo Olympic medal

Objective: Students investigate the symbols of the Games and create their own medals Age range: 8-18 Websites: and Each Olympic Games has its own unique design for the gold, silver and bronze medals, combining traditional imagery, like Roman numerals, olive branches and the five rings, with […]