Sep 15, 2011

School computer rollout on track

More than 5700 computers have been delivered to schools in Grayndler, with the Gillard Government on track to meet its commitment of one laptop for every Australian student between Years 9-12 by the end of the year.

The rollout is well underway and by June this year, 75 percent of the total number had been installed at schools across Australia.

This is great news for students in the Inner West who will benefit from this investment for many years to come.

These computers are already changing the way our students learn by creating a range of great opportunities, including the ability to learn and collaborate with each other and to access resources from around the country and the world.

The Government is committed to providing all Australian students in Years 9 to 12 with access to a computer, integrating digital technology into everyday teaching and learning.

As well as providing computers for schools nationally, the Government is delivering digital learning resources and online diagnostic tools for teachers, students and parents.

The Gillard Government continues to take the action required to make local schools great schools.

The National Secondary School Computer Fund is part of the Gillard Government’s $2.4 billion Digital Education Revolution, providing schools across the country with the essential learning tools for today’s digital world.

For more information on the computers in schools fund visit: www.digitaleducationrevolution.gov.au.