Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Well done Feilding

Fantastic Feilding whānau



On the 14th of April 11 families completed their 20 hours of Computers in Homes computer training while being hosted at North Street School.

These families were from two local schools.  North Street and Feilding Intermediate School.  What a successful supported collaboration between the schools with an amazing outcome.

Principals Jo Reiri and Selena O'Leary have been instrumental with the planning and support for each family member and a special shout out to our wonderful trainer Sheryll Goodwin.

Some of the comments from the families...

"awesome course, learning lots of new skills"

"am very grateful to have been part of this"

"Just want you to know that I am so thankful for the opportunity of this course and internet"


Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Schools and families working together


NORTH STREET SCHOOL & FEILDING INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL
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What a fantastic start to 2017.  With Feilding Intermediate School and North Street School Feilding working collaboratively to ensure that their families get the opportunity to take part in the Computers in Homes programme.

The Manawatu Computers in Homes programme has already had success at North Street School with x13 families graduating in the 2016 year. Now we have both schools training together.




Many thanks to Principals Jo Reiri (North Street) and Interim Principal Selena O'Leary (Feilding Intermediate) who continue to champion the programme in Feilding.





Wednesday, 25 January 2017

It's a new year for Computers in Homes in the Manawatu, Horowhenua & Kapiti region.


A very happy new year everyone and I am looking forward to meeting the new families that will be looking to continue on their digital journey for 2017.

We have had an exiting 2016 year with another three schools/community centres helping approximately 40 families on their way to being more confident and comfortable in the digital world.  

So what's happening in our area?

Spark JUMP 
  • Te Aroha Noa CTC in Highbury  Palmerston North is offering training and modems to those families that are wanting to get an internet connection for families with school-aged children.  
  • All of our Computers in Homes families are offered the same opportunity at training.
Computers in Homes programme
  • Paraparaumu School
  • Te Aroha Noa








Sunday, 11 December 2016

Merry Xmas Graduates of 2016

Manawatu/Horowhenua/Kapiti Graduates December 2016

We have finished the year with in style with three of our local schools and community centers graduating 29 families in total for the Manawatu/Horowhenua & Kapiti areas.


North Street School 
Feilding



Awapuni School
Palmerston North


Te Aroha Noa
Palmerston North



We would all like to thank the those special people who all made it happen and helped us all along the way.

    Awapuni School                                                        North Street School
Stephen Soutar, Principal                                                  Jo Reiri,  Principal
  Renee Tawhiti, Trainer                                                Sheryl Goodwin, Trainer

Te Aroha Noa
Bruce Maden, CEO
Marion Hales, the boss
Mei Reti, Trainer



Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Spark Jump - Palmerston North


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“Every child & their whanau should have the opportunity to be digitally connected”

Spark Jump will offer selected families a 30GB no-frills broadband service for just $15.

To offer flexibility for families, Spark Jump is pre-paid, no fixed-term contract and includes a modem while they are using the service.

The service uses the Skinny Broadband platform and provides “wireless” home broadband via a 4G mobile signal connecting with the nearest cell tower.

Wireless broadband is available anywhere there is a good quality Spark 4G mobile signal.

Q: Who can have access to and use Spark JUMP?
A: Families with school aged children without internet in their homes

Taking home their modems
two happy Computers in Homes families

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Graduating with Gratitude

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9 families graduated from the Computers in Homes training at Te Aroha Noa on September the 23rd 2016.  The families that participated in the programme all have children enrolled in one of the local schools. 

Takaro, West End, Sommerset Crescent, Terrace End, Palmerston North Girls High and Central Normal Schools.

We were very fortunate that all families were able to have access to the computer suite at Te Aroha Noa to complete their training.  Computers in Homes and Te Aroha Noa have had a long relationship in providing training for families in the area and we continue to support Te Aroha Noa in bringing those families that require upskilling together in an environment that they feel comfortable in.

A very special thanks to trainer Mei Reti and support person/ “the boss” Marion Hales who promote and assist in making the programme the success it is today.  To CEO Bruce Maden and the whole team at Te Aroha Noa who create a space where everyone feels like whanau and to Cr Adrian Broad for your continual support of the programme.

We look forward to working with more families who commence their training this month,

Ka nui te mihi ki a koutou.


"I feel so much more confident!"

"My kids love having the Internet at home."




Monday, 19 September 2016

North Street School Graduates 2016

We did it!  A fantastic result for these amazing families who have recently graduated from the Computers in Homes programme which was held at North Street School in Feilding September 2016.

A very big thank you to you all for the commitment to training and to our lovely tutor Raylene Johnston.  The all could not have been accomplished without the support of Jo Reiri, North Street school principal.

This is the first time the Computers in Homes programme has been run in Feilding and we look forward to working with more schools in the area.


Our graduates with their tamariki