Monday, November 18, 2013

Parihaka Visit - Nov 18th

We attended a hui at Parihaka yesterday to talk to the community about Computers in Homes.

During the meal break, I gave my IPad to a young boy and told him to go off and take some photos.  Pretty soon, he (or more likely, the IPad) had a following of another half dozen youngsters, and these are the photos they took.


Monday, November 11, 2013

Sincere Sympathies...

Our condolences go to the families and friends of three of our Computers In Homes families, who have lost a loved one recently.
Chopper Turahui from Eltham CIH, Piki Hikaka from Hawera CIH, and Emma Wiari from Oakuni Ruapehu College CIH

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Eltham Computers In Homes Graduation

The Graduation was held in the Maori Club Hall on Wednesday the 3rd of July. 

Deputy Mayor Alex Ballentyne spoke to the graduates about not letting anything stop them if they want to achieve and what a wonderful resource and tool they were receiving.

We had a sit down lunch at the conclusion of the Graduation.

Christina Turner Coordinator reads out Di Daniels congratulation speech 

L-R Tutor and Trustee Jane Gilbert, Tutor Teresa Cope, Deputy Mayor Alex Ballentyne, Trustee David Birchler 

Happy Graduate Deana Campbell

Christina, Karen and Jane

 Graduate Kelly and her son

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Happy customer...

Maree Wilson.JPG
July 2013
Hi Christina
I have enrolled at Tongariro as an adult student and attended the first Saturday course last week. I have completed my CIH stepping up booklets that Kristina gave me and have completed the completion survey for each booklet as well. Tomorrow I will start my first accounting booklet when I go to the School. We have also been doing essays in word and research through the internet for home work this week. I tell ya, I am feeling on top of the world well technology anyway lol.
Well definitely keep you posted


Thursday, June 20, 2013

Families at Tongariro School....

Click here to view a slideshow of Computers In Homes families at Tongariro School

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Update for May 2013

This month, we have started classes in Turangi at Tongariro Area School, Marfell Primary School and Eltham CTC.
20 families from Tongariro Area School are being taught by Kristina Parbhu, who is bravely taking on all 20 families at once, all by herself. 

The families are loving the classes.  Lena says, "I would just like to take the time to mention that I am quite excited to be enrolled on this course.  CIH is an awesome opportunity for whanau to acquire computers in their homes for many different reasons weather it be homework for our tamariki to upskilling for our own benefits.  Either way, it's a tool to learn with, and I'd just like to say thank you and I appreciate this opprtunity and look forward to completing this course with flying colours!!!"
Our coordinator, Christina Turner is travelling up to Turangi this week to visit the class.
Ray Tucker is again teaching the Marfell class of 10 students.  They will be training in the Marfell Community Trust's brand new premises that used to be the old school dental clinic.  This is a convenient place that is easy for the students to get to, and computers provided by the Taranaki E-Learning Trust mean that Computers in Homes families and members of the Marfell community can pop in at any time to check their emails or have a chat. 
The numbers in Eltham's Computers in Homes "growing like Topsy" and full classes are keeping tutors Karen Cave, Jane Gilbert and new tutor Teresa Cope on their toes.
Andrew writes - "Hi Tutors of Computer in Homes.
Good Evening Tutors,

My name is Andrew and I am a Student in the Night Class with Teresa Cope.
And Mo said, "its good to be back in class today. im really enjoying the fun and learning thanx"

Maraea said "
Reminds of the movie scary
... I just have to hang in there for the next 7 or so weeks I'm gonna really enjoy every moment how scary is that lol"
June will be a busy month with approximately 50 people graduating in 3 different ceremonies.

Monday, February 11, 2013



The Trust had a break over Christmas, and had the first meeting of the year on Monday 4th of February.

Census time is upon us.
Jane Gilbert, TELT trustee, has contacted all Taranaki Schools, inviting them to register as a 'Come to your Census' community access site.
Trustee Richard Oliver will be at the  Eltham Training centre and Christina Turner at the Hawera Training Centre on the day.
You can do you census online at either the Hawera or Eltham CTCs or the South Taranaki libraries on Census day. 

Don't forget to bring your Census forms and your Internet access card with you!

come to your cencus