Kevin Bush - Principal TeHihi School

In 2011 Te Hihi School needed to find a new firm to provide IT support after the previous provider was unable to continue as we were moving towards allowing students to bring their own portable Apple devices. Fortunately, I was put in touch with Paul Norris from NORRCOM. Paul visited my school to assess what systems were already in place and what action we needed to take. All of the other firms that we asked to quote recommended that a server upgrade and replacing the wireless network at a total cost in the vicinity of $30-40,000. Paul ruled these out as excessive and recommended all that was needed was to install an Apple mini-server at a cost of less than $5,000.

Bevan Campbell - Principal Waikanae Primary

In 2005 Waikanae School moved to NORRCOM for the provision of PC, Server and Network services.  At the start our business relationship was casual with work being charged out as needed but we quickly realised that NORRCOM was a company that we were prepared to work with on a more  permanent and contract basis. Waikanae School has been very well served, right from our first interaction with Paul, Christine and the team at NORRCOM. They are reliable, reasonably priced, efficient, highly knowledgeable, innovative and professional in all aspects of the services they provide to Waikanae School. We have had ten years of faultless service and they are an exemplary business partner in the education sector. Therefore I have absolutely no hesitation in writing this recommendation or referring others schools to use their services.

Chris Punnett - IT Manager St THOMAS of Canterbury

‘A big thank you for your support in our efforts to host Catholic Cathedral College on our site. We have made excellent progress. I particularly want to thank Paul and Mike of NORRCOM for all their work and advice. We have got the CCC systems up and running and have integrated their system into ours where necessary. The work to upgrade our infrastructure to allow this to happen is underway. The support from NORRCOM was invaluable.

Melanie Taylor - Principal Golden Sands School BOP

We recently changed our ICT service provider to NORRCOM. The change over to NORRCOM was stress-free - they understand schools and provide personal service. They even organised four extra site visits during the holiday period to resolve any issues before the term started.

Maurie Abraham - Principal Hobsonville Point Secondary School Auckland

NORRCOM understands our vision. The expertise they bring and advice they provide has guided us through some very tricky waters. It seems that nothing is too difficult. We have enjoyed and benefitted from our partnership with NORRCOM.

Tony Kane - Principal Kapiti College Kapiti Coast

NORRCOM have provided server support at Kapiti College for the last 7 years and now provide all ICT services. They have competent friendly staff who are able to explain things to the staff in layman's terms (well, not Mike obviously!) When the Board reviewed ICT services this year and compared a range of national and local service providers, NORRCOM were the clear winners. Their response time is very rapid and their advice is excellent. Paul Norris and NORRCOM have put a great deal of thought into improving the use of ICT in learning for all schools on the Kapiti Coast and I am very happy to recommend their services.

John Russell - Principal Naenae College Hutt Valley

I have enjoyed a close working relationship with Paul Norris and the NORRCOM team for some eight years now, firstly as principal of Kapiti College and more recently as principal of Naenae College. Paul has always impressed me as a man of absolute integrity who is committed to making schools better places for working and learning and understands the fundamental importance of a stable IT platform to support both. I have always found his personal advice to be consistent with best practice and the development stage of the school. He is very realistic about issues of affordability and sustainability and articulates options clearly, leaving the school in control. While the road is not always smooth and linear when dealing with IT systems I have always found the NORRCOM network team to be competent and dedicated to getting things right. When there are glitches Paul is the first to put his hand up and work to put things right. .