28 April 2014

28 April 2014

Happy Easter to you all!

April has been a busy month with the last Computers in Homes sessions being held, organising internet providers and getting set up at home to take newly reconditioned computers home after Graduation.

We have held Graduations at Parklands School in Motueka and at Auckland Point School in Nelson.  Congratulations to all those families for taking the opportunity for themselves, their families and their children's education to commit to the 20 hours training.  It was wonderful to share and celebrate your achievements with you and your family members.

Freda receiving her certificate from Kate, School Champion
for CiH at Parklands School and tutor Meeka Inglis.


Vini receiving her certificate from Principal and School CiH Champion
for Auckland Point School, Sonya Hockley and tutor Heather Bates.

Andrew sharing the benefits he has experienced from attending the Computers in Homes programme.

It is now time for us to check over the computers for families who trained at Bohally Intermediate in 2013.  The computers have had a 12 month warranty which is about to expire.  We want to ensure the computers are running the best they can before the responsibility for their care is placed totally in families hands.  I thoroughly enjoyed meeting families recently, when Carmen and I visited over the weekend to start this WOF process.  Carmen will continue to contact families to organise times for the rest of the computer checks. 

Upcoming events
Stepping UP classes at Marlborough District Library, Blenheim - starting 13 May.
This initiative is in conjunction with REAP Marlborough and is an opportunity for both Computers in Homes graduates and others in the community to upskill in areas of their interest.  Classes are 2 hours duration and free to attend.  Your can register for as many classes as you are interested in - only 6 places per class.
Register online at www.steppingup.org.nz or at Marlborough District Library.

Stepping UP classes at Auckland Point School, Nelson
- for those graduates of Computers in Homes - starting 5 May 2014, 9.15-11.45.

We are holding another Computers in Homes programme - this time at Victory School, Nelson - starting 6 May 2014, 9.15-11.30. The school and tutor are getting geared up for the new term start.  I look forward to visiting in the near future.

Enjoy those computers!!!!!!!


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