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Minister announces $5.4m for latest ICT clusters

Hon Chris Carter
Minister of Education

7 August 2008 / Media Statement

Embargoed: 12.15pm 7 August 2008

Minister announces $5.4m for latest ICT clusters

Education Minister Chris Carter announced today that 87 new schools nationwide will receive funding to implement Information and Communication Technologies Professional Development (ICT PD) at a cost of $5.4 million.

Chris Carter made the announcement at one of the successful schools, Timaru Boys’ High School, which will lead the Timaru cluster that includes Timaru Girls’ High School and Craighead Diocesan School.

"These three schools will have an opportunity to enhance their working relationships, benefit from shared teaching arrangements and develop innovative approaches in the use of technology for learning and teaching,” said Chris Carter.

"Teachers will also have the opportunity to explore the use of ICT to connect their students with quality resources and materials that can effectively support 21st century learning.

Pleasant Point School will also lead ten schools in the Aoraki Rural Cluster resulting in a total of thirteen new South Canterbury schools involved in the programme.

A ‘cluster’ is where schools group together to deliver innovative e-Learning programmes. Today’s national announcement includes 19 new clusters, each receiving varying amounts up to $360,000 over three years.

“Since the inception of ICT PD, 1,744 New Zealand schools have been involved in the programme. As a result more schools are using technology to make learning and teaching exciting and innovative, and are lifting standards for their students.

“The Government has invested more than $408 million into ICT for schools since 1999. A further commitment to ICT funding of $65.3m over the next four years was delivered in Budget 2008.

"Developing ways our students’ can learn through the use of ICT is vital to readying young New Zealanders for the future," said Chris Carter.

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2009-2011 ICT PD Cluster Schools by location, type and decile

Lead school / School / Town / Type / Decile
Putauaki School / Putauaki School / Kawerau / Full Primary / 2
/ Kawerau Central / Kawerau / Contributing / 1
/ Kawerau South / Kawerau / Contributing / 1
/ Kawerau North / Kawerau / Contributing / 1
/ Kawerau Intermediate / Kawerau / Intermediate / 1

Heaton Normal Intermediate / Heaton Normal Intermediate / Christchurch / Intermediate / 9
/ Bishopdale School / Christchurch / Contributing / 2
/ Chisnallwood Intermediate / Christchurch / Intermediate / 5
/ Lyttelton Main School / Lyttelton / Full Primary / 8
/ Lyttelton West School / Lyttelton / Full Primary / 9

Hokitika School / Hokitika School / Hokitika / Contributing / 4
/ Kaniere / Kaniere / Contributing / 7
/ St Mary's Primary School / Hokitika / Full Primary / 5
/ Kokatahi Kowhitirangi Primary School / Hokitika / Contributing / 8
/ Ross Primary School / Ross / Contributing / 6

Timaru Boys' High School / Timaru Boys' High School / Timaru / Secondary (Year 9-15) / 7
/ Timaru Girls' High School / Timaru / Secondary (Year 9-15) / 5
/ Craighead Diocesan School / Timaru / Secondary (Year 7-15) / 9

Hamilton Girls' High School / Hamilton Girls' High School / Hamilton / Secondary (Year 9-15) / 6
/ Hillcrest High School / Hamilton / Secondary (Year 9-15) / 8

Birkenhead College / Birkenhead College / Birkenhead Auckland / Secondary (9-15) / 6
/ Rosmini College / Takapuna Auckland / Secondary (Year 7-15) / 9
Enner Glynn School / Enner Glynn School / Nelson / Contributing / 7
/ Tahunanui School / Tahunanui Nelson / Contributing / 5
/ Birchwood School / Stoke Nelson / Contributing / 7
/ Broadgreen Intermediate / Stoke Nelson / Intermediate / 6
/ Nayland Primary School / Stoke Nelson / Contributing / 7
/ Stoke School / Stoke Nelson / Contributing / 4
/ Nelson Christian Academy / Stoke Nelson / Full Primary / 7
Pleasant Point School / Pleasant Point School / South Canterbury / Full Primary / 8
/ Albury School / South Canterbury / Contributing / 8
/ Barton Rural School / Timaru / Full Primary / 8
/ Cannington School / South Canterbury / Full Primary / 9
/ Fairlie Primary School / Fairlie / Contributing / 7
/ St Andrew's School / South Canterbury / Full Primary / 5
/ St Joseph's School (Pleasant Point) / Pleasant Point / Full Primary / 7
/ Timaru Christian School / Timaru / Full Primary / 6
/ Winchester Rural School / South Canterbury / Contributing / 5
/ Woodbury School / Geraldine / Contributing / 8
Waihi Beach Primary / Waihi Beach Primary / Waihi Beach / Contributing / 6
/ Waikino School / Waikino / Contributing / 3
/ Waihi Central School / Waihi / Contributing / 2
/ Waihi East School / Waihi / Contributing / 3
/ St Josephs School / Waihi / Full Primary / 3
/ Waimata / Waihi / Contributing / 4
Taieri College / Taieri college / Dunedin / Secondary (Year 7-15) / 6
/ Kaikorai Valley College / Dunedin / Secondary (Year 7-15) / 5
Manurewa High School / Manurewa High School / South AUckland / Secondary (Year 9-15) / 2
/ Manurewa Intermediate School / South Auckland / Intermediate / 1
/ Manrewa Central School / South Auckland / Primary / 3
Whitikahu School / Whitikahu School / Taupiri / Full Primary / 9
/ Huntly Primary School / Huntly / Full Primary / 8
/ Tahuna School / Morrinsville / Full Primary / 6
/ Tauhei Combined School / Morrinsville / Contributing / 7
/ Orini Combined School / Taupiri / Full Primary / 8
/ Kimihia School / Huntly / Full Primary / 2
/ St Joseph's Catholic School / Morrinsville / Full Primary / 8
/ Morrrinsville Intermediate School / Morrinsville / Intermediate / 5
Hinuera School / Hinuera School / Matamata / Contributing / 8
/ Firth Primary School / Matamata / Contributing / 3
/ Kuranui School / Tirau / Contributing / 6
/ Matamata Christian School / Matamata / Full Primary / 6
/ Matamata Intermediate / Matamata / Intermediate / 6
/ Matamata Primary School / Matamata / Contributing / 6
/ St Joseph's Primary School / Matamata / Full Primary / 3
/ Te Poi Primary School / Matamata / Contributing / 9
/ Walton School / Walton / Contributing / 9
/ Wairere Primary School / Waharoa / Contributing / 8
Sacred Heart Grils' College / Sacred Heart Grils' College / Hamilton / Secondary (Year 9-15) / 7
/ Hamilton's Fraser High / Hamilton / Secondary (Year 9-15) / 4
Northcote College / Northcote College / Northcote / Secondary (Year 9-15) / 9
/ Glenfield College / Northcote / Secondary (Year 9-15) / 7
Willowbank School / Willowbank / Howick South Auckland / Contributing / 9
/ Somerville Intermediate / Howick Auckland / Intermediate / 10
/ Point View School / Howick / Contributing / 10
Howick Intermediate School / Howick Intermediate School / Howick Auckland / Intermediate / 5
/ Howick Primary School / Howick West Auckland / Primary / 8
/ Owairoa primary / Howick Auckland / Contributing / 9
Tiniroto / Tiniroto / Tiniroto / Full Primary / 6
/ Motu / Motu / Full Primary / 7
/ Waerenga-O-Kuri / Gisborne / Full Primary / 9
/ Waipaoa Station / Te Karaka / Full Primary / 1
New Lynn School / New Lynn School / New Lynn / Contributing / 4
/ Mangere Central School / Mangere / Full Primary / 2
/ Kelston Intermediate / Kelston / Intermediate / 3
/ Kohia Terace School / Epsom / Full Primary / 10
/ Mt Albert Primary School / Mt Albert / Contributing / 6


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