Monday, April 27, 2015

New Computers in Homes classes in May

We are starting new computer classes in Hawera, Eltham and Opunake in the first week of May.

The Eltham/'Stratford class is full, but there are one or two places left on the Hawera class and about five left at Opunake.

Computers in Homes is for families who don't have an internet-capable computer at home for their children to use for homework, learning, surfing the net .... and playing games.
Computer classes are for the kids too!

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Tongariro Area School held their Graduation at Literacy Turangi

Seventeen students graduated their Computers in Homes course recently.

It might have been April Fool's Day, but seventeen families from Tongariro Area School went home with a computer.
In a departure from the norm, Literacy Turangi partnered with the school to deliver this Computers in Homes course.  Families spent the last two lessons at Literacy Turangi where they were able to learn on their own computers, how to set it up, how to use a USB stick and more!

Some of the seventeen graduates and their whanau
Keynote speaker, Tongariro Area School Principal Steve Allen

Turangi-Tongariro Ward Councillor Maggie Stewart spoke to the graduates

Two Tutor/Technicians talking shop!

Dion Nurse - Turangi's tutor.  Very lucky to find this young man.

After accepting his mother's certificate, this young man perused all the computers to choose the one he wanted.  We made sure he got it!
Beautiful carvings on the wall above some of the Computers in Homes computers.

Sunday, April 12, 2015