Taupiri school scores $10,000

Taupiri primary school is one of a group of schools to receive $10,000 to be put towards improving technology in the classroom.

The money, awarded by Telecom in a national competitin, has gone to Ngaruawahia, Taupiri, Fairfield and Melville primary schools, and Kea Street School in Rotorua.

The schools, which were all thrilled with the news, are putting on assemblies this week for a Telecom representative to present them each with their $10,000 cheques.

Sheralyn Cook, Taupiri Primary principal said she was excited her small school had been chosen.

“We will be using the $10,000 on an interactive whiteboard to enhance student engagement and support students with their learning; we will also be using the funds to reconfigure the 16 donated desktops and laptops we have, which will allow more students to access IT at once.

“We’ll also be joining Knowledge Net which will allow students to work with increased independency and will enable them and their whanau to access their learning from home. The funds will also allow us to access on-line learning programmes which support student progress in reading, spelling and maths.

“Our children are really excited about Telecom gifting us this money and would like to give a huge Taupiri ‘thank you’ to Telecom Waikato people region in selecting us as one of their schools,” she said.



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One thought on “Taupiri school scores $10,000

  • March 26, 2013 at 9:25 am

    Well done Taupiri School—-Take advantage of Telecom’s gesture to help regain the status that you once carried.–It could be that more might follow.
    Bill Waring — pupil 1930-1938.


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