About KiwiSchools

Striving to improve, enhance and progress communications and community engagement in New Zealand schools.

Powered by a mission to help school administrators efficiently and effectively engage with their community, we apply our industry insight and technical expertise to create comprehensive digital communication solutions for New Zealand schools.

Our Story

In business now for over 20 years, KiwiSchools was originally founded by Paul Stuart, an educational technology consultant, to help schools across New Zealand adopt and incorporate digital technologies into their education delivery and operations. While working with and within schools, Paul identified that, while every school was different in their ways and needs, there was one thing they all had in common – the need to more effectively reach and engage with their school community.

The problem was that the majority of schools needed additional support and specialised expertise to do this, so over time KiwiSchools evolved to meet this need.

Our wealth of focused education industry experience gives us insight into what really matters and what really makes a difference to Kiwi Schools when it comes to community engagement.

We now work with schools across the country to support their communication goals by delivering and maintaining visually engaging school websites, a simple to use smartphone app, and easy e-newsletters. Our point of difference is our unified communication management platform, KiwiSchools Central, which simplifies processes and reduces the workload for school administrators.

Our Values

Customer Partnerships

Our commitment to our customers is unwavering. We act to create, nourish and protect positive, long-term customer partnerships.

Creativity and Innovation

We think outside the box. We strive to find optimal solutions to the most challenging problems. We aren’t afraid to break new ground.

Integrity

We are open and honest with each other and with our customers. Transparency leads to trust. Trust leads to mutual success.

Flexibility

One size rarely fits all. We adapt, modify, adjust, re-size, re-shape, evolve. We opt for the most relevant solution both externally and internally.

Excellence

We set a high bar for ourselves and we expect to clear it through striving for the highest quality in everything we do.

Our People

"If we teach today as we taught yesterday, we rob our children of tomorrow" - John Dewey

Paul Stuart

CEO & Special Projects

Coming from both a teaching and digital background puts me in the unique position of understanding schools' needs as well as an idea of what is possible in the digital world. I am privileged to lead an amazing team of people who are focussed on creating unique, beautiful solutions for New Zealand schools.

Jackie Smith

General Manager

I'm currently an engineering student at the University of Auckland who has a passion for technology. I lead the technological side of KiwiSchools by developing and managing the innovative solutions we provide. By using my skills, I'm able to implement the newest and greatest in technology for all our clients.

Vincent Wong

Technical Director

Combining my love of learning with being a parent of three busy girls, my goal is to help schools improve communication and engagement with their communities by facilitating conversations with schools in an effort to discover and meet the unique needs of each one.

Leslie Scott

Client Relationship Manager

Starting my web development career several years ago, I've built multiple websites for businesses across New Zealand. Since I was a kid, I had a big passion for technology and design which lead me to study Software Development. By using my skills and experiences, I'm committed to creating beautiful, responsive and functional websites for KiwiSchools customers.

Ignatius Jonathan

Lead Website Developer

I am a third-year engineering student at the University of Auckland. I enjoy being able to use my knowledge of technology to help improve the quality of education students receive and to provide innovative solutions to today's schools.

Max McLachlan

Technical Support

Combining 15 years of marketing experience with education industry insight through both work and parenting, I strive to add value to our overall business strategy as well as our customers’ school communication needs.

Arevik Ford

Marketing Consultant

I’m a designer by nature with experience in producing digital solutions, always aiming to create unique experiences. My goal is to create a strong sense of personality and school culture with every outcome I make, and to help extend a school’s engagement with their community across mediums.

Caitlin Grace

Designer

After learning coding at an early age from my father, I have always been fascinated by computers and how they work. Using my passion and knowledge, I help with the creation of websites at KiwiSchools. I am in my second to last year at high school, and I want to study engineering when I go to university.

Liam Hansen-Smith

Junior Website Developer

"If we teach today as we taught yesterday, we rob our children of tomorrow" - John Dewey

Paul Stuart

CEO & Special Projects

Coming from both a teaching and digital background puts me in the unique position of understanding schools' needs as well as an idea of what is possible in the digital world. I am privileged to lead an amazing team of people who are focussed on creating unique, beautiful solutions for New Zealand schools.

Jackie Smith

General Manager

I'm currently an engineering student at the University of Auckland who has a passion for technology. I lead the technological side of KiwiSchools by developing and managing the innovative solutions we provide. By using my skills, I'm able to implement the newest and greatest in technology for all our clients.

Vincent Wong

Technical Director

Combining my love of learning with being a parent of three busy girls, my goal is to help schools improve communication and engagement with their communities by facilitating conversations with schools in an effort to discover and meet the unique needs of each one.

Leslie Scott

Client Relationship Manager

Starting my web development career several years ago, I've built multiple websites for businesses across New Zealand. Since I was a kid, I had a big passion for technology and design which lead me to study Software Development. By using my skills and experiences, I'm committed to creating beautiful, responsive and functional websites for KiwiSchools customers.

Ignatius Jonathan

Lead Website Developer

I am a third-year engineering student at the University of Auckland. I enjoy being able to use my knowledge of technology to help improve the quality of education students receive and to provide innovative solutions to today's schools.

Max McLachlan

Technical Support

Combining 15 years of marketing experience with education industry insight through both work and parenting, I strive to add value to our overall business strategy as well as our customers’ school communication needs.

Arevik Ford

Marketing Consultant

I’m a designer by nature with experience in producing digital solutions, always aiming to create unique experiences. My goal is to create a strong sense of personality and school culture with every outcome I make, and to help extend a school’s engagement with their community across mediums.

Caitlin Grace

Designer

After learning coding at an early age from my father, I have always been fascinated by computers and how they work. Using my passion and knowledge, I help with the creation of websites at KiwiSchools. I am in my second to last year at high school, and I want to study engineering when I go to university.

Liam Hansen-Smith

Junior Website Developer

"If we teach today as we taught yesterday, we rob our children of tomorrow" - John Dewey

Paul Stuart

CEO & Special Projects

Coming from both a teaching and digital background puts me in the unique position of understanding schools' needs as well as an idea of what is possible in the digital world. I am privileged to lead an amazing team of people who are focussed on creating unique, beautiful solutions for New Zealand schools.

Jackie Smith

General Manager

I'm currently an engineering student at the University of Auckland who has a passion for technology. I lead the technological side of KiwiSchools by developing and managing the innovative solutions we provide. By using my skills, I'm able to implement the newest and greatest in technology for all our clients.

Vincent Wong

Technical Director

Combining my love of learning with being a parent of three busy girls, my goal is to help schools improve communication and engagement with their communities by facilitating conversations with schools in an effort to discover and meet the unique needs of each one.

Leslie Scott

Client Relationship Manager

Starting my web development career several years ago, I've built multiple websites for businesses across New Zealand. Since I was a kid, I had a big passion for technology and design which lead me to study Software Development. By using my skills and experiences, I'm committed to creating beautiful, responsive and functional websites for KiwiSchools customers.

Ignatius Jonathan

Lead Website Developer

I am a third-year engineering student at the University of Auckland. I enjoy being able to use my knowledge of technology to help improve the quality of education students receive and to provide innovative solutions to today's schools.

Max McLachlan

Technical Support

Combining 15 years of marketing experience with education industry insight through both work and parenting, I strive to add value to our overall business strategy as well as our customers’ school communication needs.

Arevik Ford

Marketing Consultant

I’m a designer by nature with experience in producing digital solutions, always aiming to create unique experiences. My goal is to create a strong sense of personality and school culture with every outcome I make, and to help extend a school’s engagement with their community across mediums.

Caitlin Grace

Designer

After learning coding at an early age from my father, I have always been fascinated by computers and how they work. Using my passion and knowledge, I help with the creation of websites at KiwiSchools. I am in my second to last year at high school, and I want to study engineering when I go to university.

Liam Hansen-Smith

Junior Website Developer

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