New computers open window to new technology skills
Students at a Kalgoorlie primary school have more than two dozen new computers to use in a purposebuilt laboratory.
After three months of construction, the new computer lab at North Kalgoorlie Primary School was opened last week.
Deputy principal Elizabeth Kerr said the school was pleased to have a state-of-the-art lab that increased the access and participation of students.
“Everyone is very excited and enthusiastic to be able to access this facility,” she said.
“We are waiting on a smart television that will be in place of a smart board and will offer the ability to transport the technology to the undercover area for assemblies and outdoor viewing.”
When the Kalgoorlie Miner visited earlier this week, the students were excited to show off the new technology.
The lab is filled with 30 new computers, and was paid for through the school’s budget.
With the school’s language teacher retiring next year and uncertainty surrounding the ability to employ another language teacher, the school will consider offering technology as a specialist area to teach skills to students and support teachers to use the technology in their classrooms.
From right: Harietta Suliana, 7, Melya Hawira, 7, Jerome Tyler, 8, James Roberts, Emilee Stewart and Sammy Gill, all 7, Alex Zhang, 8, and Abdul Ahad Khan, 7.