Students at McGuire College in Shepparton will have new tech supplies next year thanks to a donation.RIAHN SMITH December 23, 2012 4:22am
McGuire College maths students will be embracing the 21st century next year with the arrival of a batch of new technology.
The school has purchased tablet computers, new software and electronic measuring devices, thanks to funding from Bendigo Bank’s Shepparton branch.
Almost $2300 was donated to the school as part of the bank’s Switch to Save program.
McGuire College maths coordinator Faye Farrant said the money provided a welcome boost to her department.
‘‘It’s been fantastic to have that money because obviously we’ve got some, but we’ve put it together and really bulked up the technology that the maths department have.’’
She said the technology would help foster student engagement as well as provide access to equipment that is used ‘‘out in the real world’’.
‘‘It’ll make a great change from (using) pen and paper. (It) makes maths a bit more fun, but also get the kids using tools that are used out in trades,’’ Ms Farrant said.
‘‘We also envisage using them as a one-on-one targeted tool
Year 8 student Nathaniel Whennen said the new tools would help him with the skills required to be a builder. ‘‘I like it because when I’m older my job’s going to have to involve maths, like measurements and things,’’ he said. ‘‘It might make (maths) a bit easier, but we’ll still have to learn how to use them, so that might take a while.’’
Shepparton’s Declo Bisimwa firmly believes education is the key to a better life.
Beautiful weather greeted Tungamah residents for the 18th running of the Tungamah Lions Ten Thousand on Sunday.
When Keith and Marion Grumley and their growing family moved to Tatura on January 18, 1968, little did they know that it would be the start of a long and lasting connection to the town.
Garners Boxing Gym in Echuca is encouraging young people to get active with weekly boxing/cardio classes.
Rochester Rotary Club has celebrated its 50th birthday in style.
Sorting future of Campaspe pools
A theatre production with a difference is coming to Seymour.
Local athletes will go head-to-head with some of the best competitors from around the world in swimming and athletics in December.
District residents and visitors will be able to enjoy some of the region’s most beautiful private gardens on Sunday.
The 116th annual Cobram Show went off with a bang at the weekend, drawing in crowds from far and wide for two days of fun.
Tomorrow is a Total Fire Ban day in Deniliquin, meaning no fires can be lit in the open and all fire permits are suspended.
Fifty new full-time jobs will be created at Tatura with a multimillion-dollar expansion of the abattoirs expected to be announced today.
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