Since Nick brown started working at Crickhowell High School as
it's IT Technician, the website has undergone about 10 updates so
far. Including the latest design based on a metro styled
The main Crickhowell High School Website, hosted by Powys County
Council, is run ontop of Word Press, with the CHS2011 theme
developed by nb development.
Early Version of the Website (2009):
Other changes inside CHS have been the reimagine of the School's
Logo, after using a base image as a template, the logo was
vectorised and giving a slightly fresher look. nb
developement also added the Welsh slogan to the logo.
nb development was also key in implementing a new Active
Directory Setup for the Admin side of the School, including Roaming
profiles, Home Directories, cross Domain Trust relationships with
Curriculum, as well as expanding the Curriculum network's Active
Directorty to support Exchange Server. Start with a Powys
County Council Email System, with a SquirelMail Front end, Nick
migrated all the staff to Exchange 2003 in 2008, part of the first
steps to update the network. With the students getting a
In 2011 Exchane 2003 was replaced with Exchange 2010, and
hMailServer was giving a hardware upgrade.
In 2012 is it planning to Move the curriculum network to a
Windows XP/Windows 7/Windows Server 2008 R2 network, complete with
3 new servers, 4 existing hardware migrations and a mass email
migration to Exchange 2010 for everyone.
As part of the investment in technology at CHS, nb development
expanded the RM Easylink product to work cross platform, this later
became Home Access
Plus+ with the removal of the legacy RM Easylink
Also as part of the intestment, nb development installed a new
Windows Server 2008 R2 Remote Desktop Server to allow remote
working on several internal applications. This server was
expanded in 2011 to also host a VPN for tunneling access to the
network, although this is only available to Administrators.
All of these technologies needed to tunnel through the Powys County
Council's firewalls, and as such tunnel through HTTPS.
When Nick started at CHS, there was 120 PCs on the network, by
the end of 2011 this number stands at near 280. By the end of
2012 it is estimated to be nearer the 400 mark.