INDEPENDENT NEWS

Digital Opportunities At Linwood Intermediate

Published: Fri 1 Jun 2001 09:36 AM
Education Minister Trevor Mallard 'switched on' the new Linwood Intermediate study support centre this afternoon to mark its receipt of $50,000 worth of ICT equipment as part of the Government-Business digital opportunities pilot project.
"This is the first rollout of equipment and services to schools," Trevor Mallard said.
“These projects are a partnership between education and business and reflect the absolute need for us to work together to deliver 21st century skills to children of the 21st century.
"The study support centre project is one of four, aimed at bringing broadband internet access to students and communities. Telecom will be donating a Jetstream connection for each school, Compaq is supplying discounted hardware, Renaissance is supplying Smarttools software, and Microsoft is giving free licences for each machine using their software.
"It makes it a really high powered centre. But in return, we have the expectation that the wider community will also benefit from it.
"There will also be a boosted study support centre at Wainoni Primary School and one Invercargill school.
"The Government has commited $10 million to this and three other Digital Opportunities Projects designed to test and develop IT delivery systems and give professional development for teachers.
"Learning through ICT needs to become an integral part of the teaching and learning in our schools and the digital opportunities projects are looking at ways to make sure that all new Zealanders have opportunities in this area," Trevor Mallard said.
Ends

Next in New Zealand politics

Acting PM's Press Conference 24/9/18: UN-Leader'd
By: Lyndon Hood
Jacinda Ardern rejects Trump's call for war on drugs
By: RNZ
Pay equity near for Oranga Tamariki social workers
By: New Zealand Government
Tahr control needed to protect alpine habitats
By: New Zealand Government
Judge discharges Greenpeace activists
By: BusinessDesk
Meka Whaitiri removed as a Minister
By: New Zealand Government
Ardern focuses on child poverty in first US speech
By: RNZ
Speech: PM - Kaitiakitanga: Protecting our planet
By: New Zealand Government
Speech: PM - Nelson Mandela Peace Summit
By: New Zealand Government
New Zealand increases climate finance commitment to Pacific
By: New Zealand Government
Jacinda Ardern - Speech to 9th Annual Social Good Summit
By: New Zealand Government
PM to promote global cooperation at UN Leaders’ Week
By: New Zealand Government
National would sign up to international drug effort
By: New Zealand National Party
Secretary-General’s meeting with Jacinda Ardern
By: United Nations
UN chief seeking ‘renewed commitment’ to global rules
By: United Nations
View as: DESKTOP | MOBILEWe're in BETA! Send Feedback © Scoop Media