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Technology a must-have for one in three students

MEDIA RELEASE

8 January 2015

Technology a must-have for one in three students

A recent survey of over 1,000 New Zealanders conducted by Warehouse Stationery shows the growing role that technology products play in children’s education, with nearly one in three parents buying a technology product such as a computer, notebook, tablet, printer, digital storage or software, at back to school time

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) is a school initiative and Warehouse Stationery provides great technology support in store with unbiased advice on the right device for all ages.

Warehouse Stationery Merchandise Manager, Tony Kingston said: “We have a great range of educational devices and technology products for students at great prices. We realise the financial strain on parents at this time of year, so our friendly, non-commission based staff are well trained to help you decide what is the best product based on what your need and budget is.

“In fact, we’re so committed to making the return to school an easy process for parents and students alike that this year, we’re introducing the Warehouse Stationery ‘Parents Price Pledge’,” says Mr Kingston.

The Warehouse Stationery ‘Parents Price Pledge’ means that from now until February 8th, 2015, Warehouse Stationery will beat any price for an identical stocked item on a quoted school stationery list by 20%.

“We also run a Support Your School scheme where your school earns points that can be redeemed for stationery products when you shop in store or online,” says Mr Kingston.

Some of the technology devices available at Warehouse Stationery for Back to School include:

• The Samsung Galaxy Tab4 (from$389.00) is perfect for everyday use and the Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro (from $579.00) is ready to work with Hancom Office pre-installed - create and edit Microsoft Office compatible documents out of the box. Samsung tablets come with a market leading 2-year warranty.

• HP 11” ChromeBook ($378.00) allows students the ability to do real time collaboration and share their work with the world on the web with built in virus protection for added safety.

• Nextbook Windows 8.1 Tablet ($339.00) is equipped with a detachable keyboard and touchpad for added mobility.

• The ever-popular Apple iPad’s (from $369.00) for the iPad mini and (from $579.00) iPad Air with over 75,000 apps just for education, students can have access to speeches, virtual tours and videos from experts and institutions from around the world.

-ENDS-

Notes to editors

1. The survey was conducted by Warehouse Stationery in February 2014 of 1,000 parents; entitled Back To School 2014 Campaign Research

2. Visit supportyourschool.co.nz for more information about redeeming stationery points for schools


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