Computers in Homes regional news

Every Computers in Homes region has a blog with local news, all linked from the right hand column on the page.

Here are key points from some recent postings by our coordinators.

News from the Far North – more details here

  • KeriKeri Graduation CakeIn 2015, 170 families graduated from Computers in Homes here in the Far North.
  • In Term 1 Emma will be getting in touch with our families  coming to the end of their 1 year support, making sure they are all on track to continue with their PC’s at home without us.
  • Another focus is getting our families in the Umawera/Mangamuka/Oakihau area connected to the fibre connection that we made available thanks to additional funding won with support from Okaihau and Umawera Primary Schools  – thanks for helping us make this happen!
  • In Term 2 we plan to be back in action with CiH in schools and with our Community Centre Training at the Te Ahu Centre in Kaitaia. We already have a large waiting list of both schools and individuals waiting to take part – please register your interest with me if you haven’t and we will get to you as soon as we can.
  • Stepping UP is again in full swing this year at Kaitaia Library and at Kerikeri Proctor Library. To register for free computer training at either of these venues please visit
DORA helps at Coast to Coast

DORA helps at Coast to Coast – more details here

Our mobile classroom DORA visited Klondyke Corner in Arthur’s Pass helping out the Comms and IT teams for the Coast to Coast race. It was amazing to see the background work that takes place to make the event happen. Many, many volunteers put in hours of work. DORA provided a fabulous working space for those who were tracking competitors in the mountains and on the rivers.

Nelson/Marlborough news – more details here

  • Auckland Point School hosts its second Computers in Homes training, with families from Nelson Central, Victory Primary, Hampden Street and Auckland Point Schools.
  • Blenheim School Computers in Homes classBlenheim School is underway with Computers in Homes training, thanks to the efforts of Principal Denys Healy, tutor Pam Stoneley, tech James Riddell and Pasifika Advocate Lapu.
  • Stepping Up Courses at Nelson Public Library – now the children are back at school you may be ready to stretch those computer muscles you have. Check out the schedule for FREE computer training at Nelson Public Library – Elma Turner Library or Stoke Library.

Northland to pilot CiH Chromebook programme – more details here

Acer Chromebook2016 is set to be an exciting year for Computers in Homes in Northland – the 2020 Trust is collaborating with the Taitokerau Education Trust and Te Puawai e-Learning Cluster to provide training for parents in Chromebooks. The Chromebook is the platform of choice for many students, schools and homes. Using Chromebooks in the classroom will allow teachers to adapt to different learning styles, make learning more flexible, create excitement in learning for the kids and prepare them for the future. Seven schools in Whangarei will participate in the Chromebook pilot this year, including six from the Te Puawai Cluster.

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