Windley Primary School
The Kordia team goes back to school
Windley Primary School in Porirua was a constant target for taggers. Clean-ups were an unwanted distraction for teachers and the sense of despondency upsetting to pupils.
The school felt powerless to stop it, until Kordia came along.
Principal Judith Wootton says, “The graffiti was everywhere, on our walls, along our fences and when kids turned up in the morning there was a real sense of desolation.”
Board member Lui Ikenasio adds, “Some of the pupils got to the point where they were complaining constantly and did not want to come to school on a Monday because they had to wait for the janitor to clean up the mess.”
The school had to replace $25,000 worth of windows because the tagging had been etched into them. When Kordia first arrived at the school it seemed all hope was lost but Dave Huges, National Field Force Manager at Kordia knew exactly what to do.
Kordia positioned an eight access point wireless network and six security camera system providing teachers with mobility aids for teaching within the school and overall security.
“The system we have in place now enables me to access any one of the cameras at any time, identifying issues in real time and providing access to view previous recordings,” Judith says.
“There’s less damage and less graffiti. The Kordia system has made the staff and the teachers feel as though we are in control of our school environment again.
“The cost of cleaning up the graffiti was massive; Kordia came in and fixed our problem. You can’t put a price on what they have done for our school and our community,” she says.
“The graffiti was everywhere, on our walls, along our fences and when kids turned up in the morning there was a real sense of desolation.”
Judith Wootton, Principal