27 June 2014

27 June 2014


It's nearly the school holidays - just one week to go, and one session left for Victory Primary School families before they hold their graduation and take home their computers.  It will be a great celebration and I am looking forward to sharing the occasion with everyone next week!!

Auckland Point School has completed their Stepping UP programme for the moment - with some keen learners intending to go further and enrol at NMIT for further training.

Stepping UP at Marlborough District Library has been running successfully with the last training session to be held on 3rd July.  With 5 computers available each session, classes filled up fast.  Thanks to Sarah for taking on the tutor role and making sure participants had a really positive learning experience along with Jane and her team from the Library.  The response has been great and I enjoyed sitting in on a class recently - learning how to manoeuvre around sites to search for employment opportunities.
Mayor Alister Sowman visits one of the first Stepping UP classes to officially launch the pilot and offer his support for the programme.
Computers in Homes are pleased to have been funded to train a further 1500 families throughout New Zealand over the 2014/2015 year.  Our region has been allocated 50 of those family places. So I am now able to offer to other schools in the region, the opportunity to host the Computers in Homes programme, and allow their eligible families to benefit from the training and having a reconditioned computer in their home.

I am exciting to have Stoke School, Nelson, take up this opportunity and they will be hosting the Computers in Homes programme during Term 3.  They have indicated they are happy to host neighbouring school's families if there are spare spaces!

I will be back soon to share some graduation photos and further updates for Term 3.

Have a happy and safe holiday!
Cheers Denise

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