About Us

The Technology Hub is a Ministry of Education Accredited PLD Provider specialising in NZC Digital Technologies. We were one of the 9 Ministry of Education preferred suppliers for the Strengthening Digital Technologies fund and our project is featured here on TKI.

We specialise in these key areas:

  • Curriculum planning and teacher PLD for NZC Digital Technologies
  • Delivery of FITS Framework for ICT Technical Support Certified Training
  • We also sell Raspberry Pis – the fantastic little computer that’s capable of teaching big ideas

For schools interested in engaging The Technology Hub for PLD support, the company is based in and serves Bay of Plenty (Taupō) region and can provide support for NZC Digital Technologies (English Medium) from January 2018. We have worked with schools across New Zealand, including the South Island, so if you find it difficult finding a local facilitator in this subject area in your region we’ll be happy to help.

Please get in touch if you would like to discuss this further.

Ginette Van Praag – Director


Summary of Practice

Ginette has been a Digital Technologies educator, Leader of Learning and IT Infrastructure middle manager in New Zealand and in the UK.  She is a registered teacher and an accredited Practitioner in the Framework for ICT Technical Support (FITS). Ginette has over 15 years experience working with and teaching Digital Technologies in mainstream schools.

She has experience as an eTeacher and has worked with FarNET and the VLN Primary School, teaching NCEA Level 1 Digital Technologies and programming and computer science to children in primary schools across New Zealand.

Ginette actively promotes creative computing in the wider community. In 2014 she co-founded the 3C’s Raspberry Pi Computer Club for the 8-12 age group at Whangarei Central Library. In October 2018 we were excited to open DT Kids Academy, Taupō – our flagship Digital Discovery Centre set in the heart of the Central Plateau.

The Technology Hub has worked with Teachers from the following schools:

Strengthening Digital Technologies Project (2016 – 2017)

Wairarapa College
Makoura College
Hadlow Preparatory School
Tinui School
Fernridge School
Masterton Intermediate School

Northland (2011 – 2017)

Bay of Islands College
Bream Bay College
Broadwood Area School
Excellere College
Kaitaia Abundant Life College
Kaitaia College
Kamo High School
Kerikeri College
Northland College
Okaihau College
Otamatea College
Purua School
Tauraroa Area School
Tikipunga High School
Whangarei Boys High School
Whangarei Girls High School

National NCEA Digital Technologies Workshops (2013-14)

Bethlehem College
Burnside College
Elim Christian College
Gisborne Girls High School
Green Bay High School
Hornby High School
Iona High School
John McGlashan College
John Paul College
Kelston Boys High School
Kelston Girls College
Karamu High School
Kuranui College
Long Bay College
Lincoln High School
Massey High School
Mcauley High School
Middleton Grange High School
Mt Roskill Grammar
Otahuhu College

Onawhero Area School
Pukekohe High School
Rangitikei College
Rosmini College
Rotorua Lakes High School
Rutherford College
Sancta Maria College
Spotswood College
St Cuthberts College
St John’s College
St Marys College
Tamatea High School
Taradale High School
Tauhara College
Te Wharekura o Manurewa
Trident High School
Twizel Area School
Tuakau College
Upper Hutt College
Villa Maria College
Waimea College
Wanganui High School
Wellington East Girls College
Western Springs College
Westlake Boys High School

Raspberry Pi Workshops (2014)

Birkenhead College
Bream Bay College
Broadwood Area School
Green Bay High School
Henderson High School
Howick College
Manurewa High School
Onewhero College
Rangitoto College
Whangaparoa College

Framework for ICT Technical Support (FITS) (2015)

Mt Aspiring College