Education

GCT makes a difference in over 75 schools through our specialised ICT and learning management solutions. Get knowledgeable, tailored support and services for your school by talking to the experts in education technology.

Specialists in technology for education

GCT has been supporting schools and educational institutions with tailored ICT solutions for 25 years. We understand how schools work and can provide a range technologies, services and solutions for your education and administrative functions. Whether your requirements are for servers, desktops, cloud computing, network connectivity, wireless, digital learning systems, or specialist education applications, we have the experience to keep your systems connected, secure and running optimally.

Our responsive service will help keep your teachers focused on teaching and students focused on learning.

ICT Support

If your school doesn’t have the time, skills or resources to administer your ICT, talk to us about supporting your school. GCT can manage your entire system for you, from hardware and installation to service desk and fault resolution, and everything in between. We can even equip you with an onsite technician.

Managed Services

We can help ensure you get the most from your IT investment with our range of tailored managed services, including service desk and fault resolution; proactive maintenance of systems, software and programs; real-time monitoring of your school’s critical IT processes and systems; and management of your databases and applications.

Ministry of Education-approved

We’re proud to meet the Ministry of Education’s high standards for wireless and structured installation in primary, secondary and tertiary education premises (WSNUP and SNUP). We’re certified MoE-approved installers for AMP NETCONNECT® (Tyco) and were the first company selected by the MoE to pilot the introduction of WSNUP into schools. GCT helped define the wireless installation standard, and was selected by the Ministry to deliver network infrastructure into schools across the central North Island. 

We’re also certified technology partners with Network for Learning (N4L) because, like them, we believe every student and teacher deserves access to fast, reliable and safe internet. 

Schoology

GCT’s Education arm is the Australasian channel partner for innovative digital education solution Schoology.

Schoology is more than a learning management system: it’s a virtual learning network that empowers teachers, engages students, involves parents, and connects the entire school community. Schoology is used by over 20 million users in 100,000 schools across 130 countries. Talk to GCT today about how Schoology could revolutionise teaching and learning at your school.

Transitioning to cloud

When planned and implemented correctly, cloud and hosted services can add immense value to your school, but we know it can be hard to make the leap. GCT are experienced in helping schools transition to cloud: we can help you figure out how cloud and hosting services might benefit your school, hatch a plan of action — and support you, your faculty and students while you transition.

 

IT support for schools

Hastings Girls High School

In the decade GCT has been working with HGHS, technology has come to play a bigger part in schools than ever before with apps, digital learning systems, devices and internet-based learning now common-place. When Gail started at HGHS 9 years ago, taking care of ICT was part of her role but she admits she didn’t know where to start. GCT had worked with the school previously, so she called on them to help.

GCT supports our servers, recently installed a new firewall, handles all our hardware, undertook the contract for WSNUP installation, and helps out anytime we have an issue or something drops out.

Gail Reid, Assistant Principal, Hastings Girls' High School

One of the first things I said to GCT was: Don’t give me a lot of technical speak because I’ll have no idea what you’re talking about. They’ve never talked down to me, and always explain things in a way I understand.

Gail Reid, Assistant Principal, Hastings Girls' High School

They’re great to deal with — so helpful, very generous, good value and fun to be around. When we meet we’ll talk through issues, get things sorted, have a laugh and basically solve the problems of my world. I can guarantee I’ll come away with a smile; and know everything’s taken care of.

Gail Reid, Assistant Principal, Hastings Girls' High School

Security & risk management

We know how important it is for schools to keep their information, network and systems safe. GCT can help protect your school from undue risks including the very real threat of cybersecurity breaches, network or hardware failure, or a disaster that critically affects your system or operations. Our multi-layer protection solutions ensure your systems are recoverable, and your information stays safe.

Consulting & strategic advice

We know it’s tough effectively managing a schools’ systems, network, applications, programs, software and hardware, and keeping everything secure. We can advise you on the best way to achieve your IT objectives, and help you structure, forecast and plan for your school’s ICT needs, removing any element of surprise and making things simpler. We offer to-the-point, plain-language advice to help you, your employees and your students use technology more efficiently.

300,000+

metres

of certified structured cabling installed in schools

1000+

wireless acces points

installed accross the central North Island

75+

schools

benefiting from GCT's services

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