NEW INTERACTIVE WHITEBOARDS FOR LISMORE CLASSROOMS

NEW INTERACTIVE WHITEBOARDS FOR LISMORE CLASSROOMS

29 April 2011

The Nationals Member for Lismore Thomas George says local schools are among the beneficiaries of the NSW government’s rollout of new Interactive Whiteboards.

NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell has announced a total of 4,300 of the digital whiteboards will be installed in 1,000 schools across the state.

In the Lismore electorate the Interactive Whiteboards will be installed at:

Albert Park Public SchoolModanville Public School
Bexhill Public SchoolMummulgum Public School
Blakebrook Public SchoolMurwillumbah South Infants School
Caniaba Public SchoolOld Bonalbo Public School
Chillingham Public SchoolRosebank Public School
Clunes Public SchoolRukenvale Public School
Coffee Camp Public SchoolStokers Siding Public School
Collins Creek Public SchoolStratheden Public School
Crystal Creek Public SchoolTabulam Public School
Dungay Public SchoolThe Risk Public School
Eltham Public SchoolTregeagle Public School
Goolmangar Public SchoolTyalgum Public School
Goonellabah Public SchoolUki Public School
Goonengerry Public SchoolUpper Coopers Creek Public School
Jiggi Public SchoolWhian Whian Public School
Larnook Public SchoolWiangaree Public School
Lismore Heights Public SchoolWilsons Creek Public School
Lismore Public SchoolWoodenbong Central School
Lismore South Public SchoolWyrallah Public School
Manifold Public SchoolWyrallah Road Public School

“Children in NSW schools should have access to the best technology to aid their learning - that is why we are installing Interactive Whiteboards in classrooms in the Lismore electorate,” Mr O’Farrell said.

“We will prioritise this rollout to schools identified on the basis of student learning needs, where the use of Interactive Whiteboards has the capacity to significantly help education outcomes,” he said.

Mr George said the announcement marks a great start to the new school term for students and teachers in the electorate.

“This major investment in schools means we are giving our students and teachers the best facilities possible to create a great learning environment” said Mr George.

“Interactive Whiteboards allow NSW classrooms to make the best use of the digital revolution.

“Interactive Whiteboards transform the learning process and prepare students to work in a connected, digital world,

“With this technology teachers can personalise lessons, use a variety of media and access information from online learning programs on sites such as NASA – all without leaving the classroom” Mr George said.

The rollout is expected to be completed by the start of term one in 2012.

Lismore Contact Details:

Office: 55 Carrington Street  LISMORE
Postal: PO Box 52  LISMORE  NSW  2480
Telephone: 02 6621 3624
Facsimile: 02 6622 1403
Email: lismore@parliament.nsw.gov.au

Murwillumbah Contact Details:

Telephone: 02 6672 7577