eTAP | School Management Systems for Primary and Intermediate Schools

Our Story

Ainsley Lewis, the founding Director and owner of eTAP, is an experienced computer systems engineer & architect, computer systems analyst, and network and computer systems administrator, with particular expertise in the field of school software development. He first began developing eTAP in the 1990s, designing it as the first SMS in New Zealand to be fully web-based. Since then, Ainsley has built a dedicated development team who continue to innovate and refine, employing the best software advances known to man and machine.

Since its launch, eTAP has grown to be the student management system of choice for primary and intermediate schools in New Zealand.

Management Team

Ainsley Lewis


University of Canterbury
Christchurch Polytechnic

Inés María Lewis

Managing Director

Bachelor of Arts, Rutgers College
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Support Team

Esther Futi

Lead Support

Simone Chetty


Fiona Chimwayange


Vinchenzo Williams



Andy McFarlane

eTAP Consultant

Educator with 25 years experience. Has taught every level from New Entrants to Year 8. Has worked as a lead teacher, cluster leader, Deputy Principal, Principal of two schools U2 and U5, led a local Principal's association and been involved as an adviser on Ministry of Education panels. Specialises in Assessment practices and curriculum design for 21st Century Learning. Is a MOE PLD Facilitator.

Angela Johnston

eTAP Consultant

An experienced educator and school senior leader. Consultant to eTAP and coach to eTAP schools.