St Andrew’s High School is a coeducational school with about 450 pupils in Nuku’alofa, Tonga. With limited income from fees and a small government grant, St Andrew’s finds it challenging to pay its way and school development is even harder.
The Hornsby Pacific Education Trust was set up in 2014 to improve the quality of education offered by St Andrew’s and help its students make the best use of their natural gifts.
The Trust works to improve buildings, equipment and infrastructure at the school. Trust volunteers have renovated school classrooms, kitchen, library and music room and have improved drainage, toilets and water supplies.
Students often help with the work while supporters have financed and donated many items of school equipment, particularly computers.
In 2018 Cyclone Gita devastated Tonga, including the buildings at St Andrews High School. Power surges and outages destroyed the school servers and network switches.
UPS Power Solutions is proud to have donated a UPS system to St Andrews as part of the rebuild after Cyclone Gita. The Nuku’alofa power supply is erratic and unreliable, and the requirement for a UPS power supply was even more evident following the damage caused by Cyclone Gita.
The addition of the UPS solution, something the School didn’t have before, will help protect the IT equipment against the sporadic power supply and other disasters and will be of great value in ensuring ongoing performance from its hardware.
We are managing trustees of The Hornsby Trust, which supports St Andrew’s High School in Nuku’alofa, Tonga. We are writing to thank you and your company most sincerely for the help you have given in the recent upgrade of the computing facilities at St Andrew’s. The upgrade project will be of great benefit to the school as it works to train its students to take their place in the digital world.
Yours sincerely, Simon and Rachel Tipping
Managing Trustees | Hornsby Pacific Education Trust