Author Archives: edwin bruce

random thoughts while staying at home…

A few weeks ago I was in Florence, Italy on the tail end of 3 weeks England, Wales, and Croatia. Missed a bullet I think… Good quote…“We have heard that schools that have been closed overseas have probably undergone 3 … Continue reading

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another pandemic impact… Silicon Valley 2020 cancelled

Sadly we have had to cancel our planned Silicon Valley trip. Worse, students parents lost around $1,200 each in non-refundable deposits. Unfortunately, this outcome could not be avoided and there are some very disappointed students – some of whom had … Continue reading

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one pandemic outcome…

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Pandemic planning

Wellington East Girls College has a pandemic plan, however, with the possibility of school closures becoming increasingly real, we will need to review some IT operational implications. I have done similar work as part of Business Continuity Planning (including Y2K) … Continue reading

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Schools need help with IT security

Following a recent cyber attack on Hutt Valley High School, I was reminded that our school was overdue for a formal review of security and backup procedures. Informal reviews have been undertaken and assurances by our outsourced IT vendor provided, … Continue reading

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Whats the problem?

If someone gave you the following list of “challenges” in a new building would you be looking for some accountability? Too hot Too humid No privacy High CO2 Crowded office spaces Too noisy Too dirty … a tragedy of the … Continue reading

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Too hot? When do you send students home?

There was an item on TV3 The Project recently, looking at temperatures in classrooms and the fact that classrooms are getting hotter, and typically have NO air conditioning… (climate change no doubt). Anything over 25degrees  is theoretically too hot, 35 … Continue reading

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