• Arnika Macphail

Supporters Acknowledgement

One of the main projects at GCSN is ConnectED. ConnectED Haeata launched just under 18 months ago, and ConnectED Aranui is now live. ConnectED Aranui connects the ākonga' of 15 more schools in the Aranui district with free WiFi in the home environment, allowing the students to continue their education from home.


To keep the ConnectED Aranui project running smoothly and with no disruption to ākonga', their whānau or on school campus, GCSN receives funding to give directly to certain areas of the project.


We would like to mention a special thanks to our supports below and how their funds are helping ConnectED Aranui to remain available for the community.



John Ilott Trust



The John Ilott Charitable Trust was established in 1960 by Wellington businessman and philanthropist, Sir John Ilott. After being managed by his son Jack, the fund is now managed by the Wellington Rotary Club.


John Ilott Chartiable Trust has recently sponsored GCSN with funding towards ongoing Information Technology support for ConnectED Aranui. This area of support, offers students and whanau, a space to visit and receive help with their devices, to ensure they are working correctly, and receive technical support where needed.



One Foundation


Based in Rotorua, NZ, The One Foundation was established in 2004 and supports organisations in Education, Sport, Arts, Community and Culture and Health and Welfare.


The One Foundation value the New Zealand way, they respect, celebrate and support the cultural diversity we share here in New Zealand.


One Foundation have sponsored GCSN for Information Technology Support for the ConnectED Aranui project. This area of support, offers students and whanau, a space to visit and receive help with their devices to ensure they are working correctly, and receive technical support where needed.



The Kelliher Charitable Trust



Established in 1963 by Sir Henry Kelliher, The Kelliher Charitable Trust believes all New Zealanders should have access to reasonable living standards, education and health. Sir Henry Kelliher also founded a Kelliher Economics Foundation and The Kelliher Art Trust.


The Kelliher Charitable Trust has sponsored GCSN with funds to support Whanau Engagement for ConnectED Aranui. This area of the project, gives team members the opportunity to go out into the community and connect with whanau to inform them of the benefits of being connected to the internet.



Further information


ConnectED Haeata was the first school to launch ConnectED. Learn more about what the IT and Whānau support team do here.





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