Waikaretu School Celebrates Edtech Success
Waikaretu School on the west coast of the North Island has beat off competition from Trans-Tasman schools to become one of the 17 successful winners of the Promethean Grant 2018. With entries from both Australia and New Zealand, Waikaretu School impressed the panel of judges and won a state-of-the-art education technology package worth $6000 NZD.
In their video entry, Waikaretu School talked about how the small school had recently been split into two classrooms – leaving one group of students without access to interactive technology. Ron Baptist, Headteacher at Waikaretu School said: “We are thrilled! We are often overlooked as a small rural school so when our fundraising board member passed details of the competition on to me, I thought that it was worth going for.”
“I’m really proud of the students for their collaborations, their ideas and for presenting our story.”