Education Policy | Post Primary | Preschool | Primary | Tertiary | Search

 


Shotover Jet Accelerates E-xcellerate


December 6 2012

Shotover Jet Accelerates E-xcellerate


Wakatipu High School Principal Steve Hall with cheque from Shotover Jet


A high school ‘e-learning’ system touted as the future of education has been accelerated thanks to the generosity of Queenstown’s Shotover Jet and local supporters.

Wakatipu High School’s ‘E-xcellerate’ programme has been given the green-light as a result of Shotover Jet’s generous donation of $11,747 -- raised as a result of their most successful Local’s Day ever, and the hugely successful Shotover Jet Christmas Spectacular.

Shotover Jet general manager Clark Scott presented the cheque to Wakatipu High’s principal Steve Hall at the Spectacular event.

Mr Hall said he was extremely grateful for the donation, which would enable a critical next step in education.

“This is the crucial seed money we need to get the e-learning scheme ‘E-xcellerate’ up and running,” he said. “Now we not only have the broadband width needed and the software research completed, but we have the much-needed funds to get the programme started and gain momentum.”

E-xcellerate is a high speed e-learning system which will enable WHS to initiate a pilot scheme for the first two terms of 2013. Mr Hall said the system required an entire raft of new learning, up-skilling teachers and students.

“This is an important path in education, now and in the future,” he said. “Wakatipu High is extremely fortunate to have the funds to kick start this programme. It will be of tremendous benefit to all our students, inspiring and accelerating learning across all subject areas.”

Mr Scott said Shotover Jet was very proud to support local community projects such as E-xcellerate.

“Wakatipu High School is a cornerstone of our community, and we’re extremely proud that Shotover Jet is in a position to support education programmes such as this. It might seem a cliché, but these students will be at the helm here in less than ten years."

Picture caption:
1/ Wakatipu High School Principal Steve Hall with cheque from Shotover Jet

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

TV3 Video: NZ Praised For Sportsmanship After Cricket World Cup Final Loss

New Zealand may have been outplayed in the Cricket World Cup final by Australia, but received praise worldwide for their graciousness in defeat. More>>

ALSO:

Earlier:

Werewolf: Finding Love In Hell

Will it really be 25 years in May since David Lynch’s Wild at Heart won big at Cannes, nabbing no less than the Palme d’Or? Amazing but true, and yet the film that was briefly Lynch’s most feted, now seems to be his most forgotten. More>>

ALSO:

Cricket: Dramatic Win Puts Black Caps In Finals

In Parliament: When Parliament resumed at 2pm the House passed a motion on a voice vote admiring the performance of the New Zealand cricket team in last night’s World Cup semi-final and wishing them well for the final on the weekend. More>>

ALSO:

Moon Shot/Kills Switch: The X Factor Judges Removed

MediaWorks has today decided that Natalia Kills and Willie Moon are no longer suitable to judge The X Factor and have removed them from the show. MediaWorks CEO, Mark Weldon, said that last night on The X Factor both Kills and Moon made comments that were completely unacceptable. More>>

ALSO:

Tessa Nichol: Up Up & Away In The Wairarapa

It’s an overcast morning in the Wairarapa but the mood on the ground in Carterton’s Carrington Park is anything but grey. More than 20 hot air balloons are getting ready to take off into the cloudy sky to mark the start of this year’s Wairarapa Balloon Festival. More>>

Golden Shears: Scotsman Wins Golden Shears Open Final

A Scottish shearer who settled in New Zealand to farm in Taranaki has become the first shearer from overseas to win the Golden Shears Open Shearing Championship. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Education
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news