Sam Ashworth joins CiH Wall of Fame

Waiheke author, Sam Ashworth, was inducted into the Computers in Homes “Wall of Fame” at a recent CiH Coordinator hui in Auckland.  Sam graduated from Computers in Homes in 2010 and five years later published her first book The Falconer’s Daughter.  Sam signed up for Computers in Homes when she saw an article in the ... Read more

Karen Sadlier inducted into Wall of Fame

Karen Sadlier was inducted into the Computers in Home “Wall of Fame” in Gisborne last night, during TaiTech’s TeachXpo. She was presented with the Success Award by Maori Party co-Leader, Marama Fox. Karen, the inaugural inductee, received her award for modelling learning and promoting a learning culture at home. ... Read more

Computers in Homes a finalist at Excellence in IT Awards

Computers in Homes was recognised as one of three finalists for the IT Education Award at a gala event held in Auckland on Friday 10 October.  The Award was won by Dr Tim Bell from the University of Canterbury for his work in supporting the development of Computer Science curricula and supporting professional development for teachers. ... Read more

Blind CiH graduate completes online survey unaided

Janine Lonergan, Computers in Homes Coordinator in Dunedin, shared a cool story with me tonight – about one of her graduates who is totally blind but managed to complete the online pre-graduation CiH survey on his own. Apparently he has a plug-in device that converts text to speech, so that the SurveyMonkey questions are spoken and ... Read more

SNAP to provide UFB Internet for Computers in Homes Families

The major provider of internet services for Computers in Homes families, SNAP, announced today that it has negotiated agreements with LFCs in most Computers in Homes regions that will enable it to provide UFB internet services at the same price as Naked DSL services.  “This is a major breakthrough for Computers in Homes families,” said Laurence ... Read more

Computers in Homes a Finalist in IITP Awards

Computers in Homes has been selected as one of three finalists in the Excellence in IT Education category of the annual IT Awards.  Nominations for the Awards come from IITP members and finalists are selected by a panel of judges.  The winners are announced at a gala dinner being held in Auckland on Friday 10 ... Read more

Annual Report for Computers in Homes Published

The 2020 Trust has published its Annual Report for the Computers in Homes Programme and copies are being distributed to stakeholders.  A .pdf of the 2014 Annual Report can be downloaded from here.  The report records achievements during the year ending 30 June 2014 and compares outcomes with those of recent years.  For the fourth year in ... Read more

Computers in Homes Coordinators meet in Rotorua

A highlight of the quarterly meeting of Computers in Homes coordinators, held in Rotorua on 27 and 28 August 2014, was a visit to Wingspan to view a stunning flying display by the resident New Zealand falcons.  Some of the coordinators even fancied themselves as budding falconers!  The visit came at the end of a day ... Read more

Computers in Homes receives Highly Commended EEO Diversity Award

The 2020 Trust’s Computers in Homes programme was recognised with a Highly Commended Award in the Cultural Celebration category at the annual Equal Employment Opportunity (Diversity Works) Diversity Awards, held in Auckland on 27 August 2014.  Trustees Selwyn Screen and Hazel Jennings attended the Awards dinner along with Computers in Homes National Coordinator, Di Daniels and a number ... Read more