St John Fisher Catholic School, Tumbi Umbi, has been named one of just 17 schools across Australia and New Zealand to receive a 2018 Promethean Grant.
The school were selected on a merit process which saw them beat out 60 other schools that entered the 2018 grants competition, and will see the school benefit from a $5,000 state of the art education technology pack.
To participate in the Promethean Grant, schools were encouraged to submit a video entry to explain why they would benefit from winning an ActivPanel.
Judged on three criteria, pupils had to display creativity, explain their need for the technology, and the impact that it would have on their school, if they were successful.
In their video entry, St John Fisher School students rapped about how useful a brand new interactive panel would be in music lessons.
St John Fisher School Music Teacher, Lynda Burke, said students would benefit enormously from the new resource.
“It’s unusual to have a dedicated music classroom in a primary school, and although music has been very well supported here at St John Fisher, having access to the latest interactive technology was beyond our budget priorities.
“Having an ActivPanel in the room will enhance engagement and enable much more interactivity within our music lessons.
“I cannot wait to play with our new toy,” Burke said.
Media release, Feb 22
Rachel McMaster, Technical Marketing PR