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Saint Kentigern Trust Board

Saint Kentigern Trust Board

2007 ranking: 57

Senior IS executive: Walter Chieng, director information technology Reports to: Executive head

Size of IS shop: 7

PCs: 326, including 48 servers

Mobile PCs: 1977

Terminals: 0

Hand-held devices: 4

Total screens: 2307

Industry: Education services

PC environment: Windows XP, Vista; Toshiba, Lenovo

Server environment: Windows 2000, 2003; IBM, Cisco, MXtreme

DBMS: SQL

Address: 30 Pakuranga Road, Pakuranga, Auckland

Website: www.saintkentigern.com

Key IS projects this year: Commissioning data communication services

into the new sports centre; wireless infrastructure and management

system upgrade; upgrade notebook computer fl eet; data management

initiatives.

SAINT KENTIGERN CONTINUES to attract new students to its

two campuses, the primary school in Remuera and the college in

Pakuranga. This is partly due to ICT being an integral tool in teaching,

learning and administration.

College executive head Warren Peat is a strong advocate of the value

and opportunities ICT brings to teaching and learning. In 2008 the

school will introduce data communication services into its new sports

centre. As well, it will embark on a wireless infrastructure and management

system upgrade.

Wireless and mobile security is achieved via a Bluesocket WLAN

gateway solution and a Cisco core infrastructure. The integration of

SharePoint is well underway to facilitate collaboration, provide content

management and enhance business processes. Websense software is

used on both campuses to safeguard the core network system and

users from ongoing threats to system security.

Walter Chieng, director of ICT, says the security technologies the

college uses allow it to extend a safety net beyond school boundaries.

Every staff member and student has their own school email account

protected by MXtreme gateway.

The college also offers an online reporting and parent-interview

booking service that extends the Saint Kentigern web services

platform. A VoIP system based on Cisco Call Manager software is

deployed across the college and school campuses.

“We want one point of contact, one system to manage, centralised support,

reduced costs and one infrastructure to maintain,” says Chieng.

Saint Kentigern is a light outsourcer, with applications development

outsourced to Fujitsu Australia and hardware support to Service Plus.

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