Cleaning just got a whole lot easier at Howick Intermediate School – and it’s all due to CrestClean’s Cleanest Classroom Award.
Ajneel and Bhartika Singh, who look after the Auckland school, say it’s thanks to the programme that classrooms are no longer being left messy.
It means they don’t have to spend valuable time picking up items off the floor before they can start the cleaning. “The kids pretty much keep their rooms clean after we introduced the programme,” says Ajneel.
Discarded pencil sharpenings were frequently found embedded in carpeted areas, proving hard and very time consuming to remove, he added.
“Before we started running the competition the classrooms were left untidy with books, pencils and stationery on the floor.
“After the competition they kept the floor clean. It’s made a big difference to our work. We can now concentrate all our time doing the cleaning.”
Ajneel and Bhartika have been praised for their high standard of work by Viky Narayan, CrestClean’s South and East Auckland Regional Manager.
“They go above and beyond their duties,” he said. “If the dishwasher is not working at the school where they work they will hand wash all the dishes in the staff room.
“They have a real sense of pride in their work and doing a great job for their customers.”
CrestClean’s Cleanest Classroom is run at many of the 430 schools that are cleaned by franchisees. The classroom kept the cleanest in the school is awarded a certificate and a prize at the end of each term.