Friday, 16 June 2017

Waitakere College - developing confidence by actively involved learning

Waitakere College has a proud school vision that promotes "Developing confident connected actively involved lifelong learners".  This development includes families from their community.


With the help of the Computer in Homes program, Waitakere College graduated 8 families over 2 months.  During the 20 hours of basic computer training, one of the highlights seemingly came from new found friendships.  Classmates began fine tuning their emailing skills learnt in class.  Once armed with freshly created Gmail addresses, classmates began emailing each even after class had ended for the night.



At the end of the 20-hour course, bread was broken and celebrations were filled with hugs, smiles and confidence.  One of our lovely families kindly brought in trays of mussels for all to enjoy.  

Special thanks should be given to Liam Keegan.  Liam, a Waitakere teacher, saw the need to help fulfill the school's vision of creating active learners.  Staying late after his normal school day, Liam took the class and enjoyed sharing his computing knowledge with our newly graduated Computer in Homes Families.



Saturday, 10 June 2017

Successful 2 week intensive program completed at St Mary's School and Preschool - Avondale

The families from St Mary's School and Preschool in Avondale showed dedication and determination by completing an intensive two-week Computer in Homes course.   All nine from nine families successfully navigated through their Digital Steps, from learning how to create a letter to loved ones in Mircosoft Word to creating personal CV's which included their newly discovered computing skills.  Continuing from their intensive training, the graduation was full of life, music, dancing and family fun. 

Ms Petaia, a new St Mary's School graduate, started the festivities by leading her fellow classmates in song and dance.   




The confidence gained from completing the Computer in Homes training continues; with one of the St Mary's mothers taking that next step.  Enrolling in another 2020 Trust computer training programs - KiwiSkills.



Thursday, 13 April 2017

Maria Orr of Royal Road School Graduated Her Second Class!

Congratulations to Maria Orr, Trainer Extraordinaire and her graduates at Royal Road School for working hard to graduate another class of Computers in Homes families.

Well done to all the families, your learning journey has just begun!

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Colwill School Graduates Share Happy Tears

Eleven families graduated from the Computers in Homes class at Colwill School, Thursday 30 March 2017. Many happy tears were evident in the room as the participants received their certificates with pride and a tremendous sense of achievement.







Tuesday, 21 February 2017

The Warehouse, New Lynn Supports Computers in Homes

The Warehouse, New Lynn is supporting Computers in Homes. The course is starting at New Lynn Primary School on the 27th of February. A big shout-out to Mike Russell, Manager of the The Warehouse, New Lynn!

"This is a community strategy is to provide support to not-for-profit community groups or organisations for specific projects which enhance the lives of ‘families and young people’ with an emphasis on the latter." 


Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Colwill School Community Hub

Colwill School Community Hub started Computers in Homes training today.

Board of Trustees Chairperson, Maggie Scelly, is the keen trainer, with Nicola Adam, the Community Hub Manager and Chief Organiser!

Good luck Colwill Community Hub, your digital learning journey has started!

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Happy 2017!

Wow, 2017 has come around very quickly. We have some exciting projects coming up in West Auckland this year...

Computers In Homes
Colwill School Community Hub are ready to start - 15 February.
New Lynn School will also be kicking off - 27 February.
Waitakere College are raring to go for Term 1.
The Waiheke Adult Learning Centre will be starting in Term 2.
Dilworth College is starting in Term 1 via their Kapa Haka Group.

Spark Jump
Colwill School Community Hub will be offering Spark Jump training and modems on a monthly basis to their community.

Waitakere College will also be offering Spark Jump training and modems to their Community of Learning.