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Join ‘Web Rangers’, for a safer web

Two of New Zealand’s brightest social media stars are backing a programme to help teenagers create their own campaigns to encourage better online behaviour. Caito Potatoe, who has nearly 30,000 YouTube subscribers, and Liam WaveRider, who has more than two million Instagram followers, have both thrown their support […]

Closing down of Moodle in NZ Schools

Moodle in NZ Schools is closing down. Here’s the message posted on its website: “The Moodle in NZ Schools project started in 2009 and was launched officially in July 2009. Its purpose was to promote the use of Moodle in New Zealand schools and make it possible for Moodle […]

Windows 10 available as a free upgrade on 29 July

Microsoft has announced that Windows 10 will be available 29 July in 190 countries. The new operating system will be a free upgrade to people using Windows 7 and Windows 8.1. “Windows 10 is a new generation of Windows designed to empower you to do great things,” said Terry Myerson, […]

New Era finalist in global award

New Era has been named a finalist in the 2015 Microsoft Public Sector: Education Partner of the Year Award. “Microsoft’s selection of New Era as a global finalist in a very competitive market is an affirmation that our people and processes are truly world class,” said MD Anthony […]

Lexel awarded ‘Apple Education Partner Status’

Lexel Systems has been awarded authorisation to sell Apple products to education customers at education pricing. Following an evaluation and certification process, Apple has awarded Lexel Authorised Apple Education Reseller status. As a nominated Apple Education partner, Lexel can offer schools and education institutions education-specific product and pricing. […]

Student video of Xpo 2015 in Auckland

  Thanks to the team of Year 6 students from St Kentigern Boys’ School for creating a video of INTERFACE Xpo 2015 at the Aotea Centre in Auckland. “Fantastic video guys,” said INTERFACE Editor Greg Adams.” Thanks for creating this for us. It’s a great record of the […]

HP extends deadline for Rural Schools Competition

Due to requests from schools, HP has extended the deadline for entries into its Rural Schools Competition. Entries must now be in by June 15. So, if you’re a school that thought you didn’t have time to enter … you do now. The competition is in its second year and gives rural primary schools the […]

Thanks for three great days at Xpo

Thanks to everyone who came along to our INTERFACE Xpo events. We had three great days – and we hope you did, too! There were some great presentations and workshops, and plenty of action in the exhibition.  We’ll be reviewing what happened in more detail in our next […]

Can you help us help Mt Maunganui Intermediate?

Mount Maunganui suffered major damage in a freak tornado and is not insured for the repairs. We’d like to show our support and help them recover and have set up a ‘Give a Little’ appeal. “INTERFACE is involved not only because of our involvement in the education sector but […]

Great day for Xpo in Tauranga

It’s brilliant to see so many people at the Baypark Arena for our first ever Xpo in Tauranga. Thanks to everyone for coming. We’ve got some great activities planned and hope you enjoy the day.

INTERFACE Xpo in Tauranga is good to go

Our thoughts are with Mt Maunganui Intermediate School and others in the area affected by yesterday’s tornadoes. Everyone at INTERFACE hopes you can all recover quickly. As for INTERFACE Xpo on Monday, Baypark Arena is okay, so we’re still all good to go. After a great day in Christchurch yesterday, we […]