As a newer Principal, Adrian at Education Services Rotorua played a huge part in helping me understand school finances - that we all know can be rather tricky at times. Communication is prompt and clear and it is never too much trouble for the team to go the extra mile in providing the much needed support and advice when we need it. Budget "Health Checks" are held periodically and speedy contact is always available by phone or in person.
Our BOT, Financial Assistant and myself can always rely on the team at Education Services for up to date information about how our school finances are tracking. The tools and systems used are user friendly and easy to understand and this helps us plan our spending purposefully according to our strategic plan. In the end, the students are the ones who benefit from us making sound financial decisions.
Education Services have also always been a supporter and sponsor of the Rotorua Principal's Association (RPA), an organisation that appreciates this support in making a difference to our Rotorua tamariki.
Gareth Cunliffe, Principal, Otonga School
We have worked with Education Services for 17 years. Throughout this time their level of service has not faltered. Their staff is very stable so we have only worked with two managers. This ensures a deep knowledge of our school and financial situation.
Our school financial reports are comprehensive. They are easy to read and understand. Our BOT really appreciates the clarity of the reports. The manager is available for BOT members to ring or meet to gain clarification or reassurance about our financial situation.
There is wonderful two way communication. If I don’t understand something I can ring at any time and if our school manager doesn’t understand something we have sent, she will ring us. This ensures we stay in a positive financial situation.
I thoroughly recommend Education Services as an experienced, capable and ethical financial provider.
Nolian Andrew, Tumuaki, Wainui Beach School