Friday, 29 June 2018

Computers in Homes suspended awaiting funding renewal

This blog is not being updated whilst we await renewal of funding.

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Bill Dashfield
20/20 web maestro

Monday, 27 November 2017

Funding to be restored!

The 2017 Coalition Government Agreement stated that Government funding for Computers in Homes – which ceased in June – will be restored. We are waiting to discuss this with the new Government. Meanwhile we continue to support the families from 2016/17 for their first 12 months online.

Because of this gap in funding, in some regions we no longer have a regional coordinator, and our national team are supporting those families.

The stories and statistics in the Computers in Homes Annual Report 2016/17 shows why the programme is so important – and successful – in helping New Zealand families get full benefit of being online.

Sunday, 25 June 2017

Graduates at Leabank School Celebrate

Computers in Homes graduates attended a special event on Tuesday 20 June to celebrate completion of their course. Congratulations to all who attended, and best wishes with using their computers at home.

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Papakura Intermediate runs a Computer in Homes course

The recently renamed school has run classes before as Mansell Senior School, and Computers in Homes is pleased to be able to support another course under the new branding.  Tutor Graeme Gibb is keeping the group in order, and helping them with the course materials.  They plan to graduate and collect their free computers by the end of June.

Monday, 29 May 2017

Local parents studying hard at Leabank School

Parents of children at a number of local schools in Manurewa joined the Computers in Homes course currently being held at Leabank School.  Tutor Val Pora, who also works in the school office, is helping students through the lessons.  This will give them the skills to use their computer when they take it home at graduation.

Sunday, 9 April 2017

Places available at CiH classes

We still have places left on Computers in Homes classes at Leabank School in Manurewa, and Papakura Intermediate in Papakura.
If you know someone who has a child in a local school, and does not have a computer at home, please enquire at the reception area for the school this week.

Saturday, 25 March 2017

Renaming Ceremony - Mansell Senior to Papakura Intermediate

Principal Bec KauKau is inviting local people to come along to a renaming ceremony on Wed 29 March, 10.30 - 11am.  Ex-students Jerome Kaino and P-Money will be attending.  Old photos will be on display all day!