One of our visions is to increase the number of chromebooks we have available for our students to use. We feel that this will improve equity between our students and provide a strong platform for equality in the classroom. By reducing the ratio of children having to share devices this allows
It is our aim to purchase 100 chromebooks. Our total project budget is
Our new School Values that are from our whānau and iwi consultation are:
- Manaakitanga (caring, compassion, respect)
- Whānaungatanga (connections, relationships, communication)
- Mana Motuhake (identity, self worth, confidence)
- Hauora (well-being, all aspects of health)
Our kura, as part of the Waihi Kāhui Ako, aspires to work collaboratively to empower all learners to achieve their potential and experience success as confident, connected, lifelong, resilient learners in a way that is meaningful to ākonga (learners) and reflects the aspirations of whānau.
We work to reduce the inequities for our school whānau and tamariki that are related to ethnicity, geographical location and socio-economic factors.
By increasing equity with digital tools in the classroom environment, students have access to better outcomes in education, which will continue to contribute to better outcomes in life. Reducing digital inequity contributes to the intergenerational challenges that our whānau face. Access to the global networks and digital citizenship through digital tools and hardware (chromebooks) is limited due to our lack of funding which would increase the inequity for our whānau.
As a school we are always trying to improve equity between our students. We find that our students (due to the external or systemic factors above) quite often do not have access to technology at home like other students within our kura (school). To solve this we want to provide digital tools (chromebooks) into our classrooms. Increasing the number of chromebooks in our classrooms allows our students an increased equitable access.
Our project budget is $36,435, however this may change depending on the cost of the devices when funds have been secured. To date we have raised sufficient funds from Valder Ohinemuri Charitable Trust, Cansurf and Rotary Club Katikati which has allowed us to purchase 21 devices.
As a Kura we are always looking at different opportunities to apply for funding to fulfill this goal and apply to many different organisations, in addition to these we have a Give a Little page that has been set up to assist us with acquiring funds for this project.
If you would like to make a donation to help our school reach our goal please feel free to pop into our office and talk to Lisa about making a donation or pop across to our give a little page