Monday, 26 June 2017
Wednesday, 26 April 2017
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
NORTH STREET SCHOOL & FEILDING INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL
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
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?
- 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
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
Te Aroha Noa
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 &
“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
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."