Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Whanau Meeting View Road School

Tumuaki Cris Hull at the Whanau Meeting, View Road School
We first met Tumuaki Cris Hull on our first trip out to Pukekohe and Waiuku.  We were able to meet with most of the staff of View Road School and Cris at the same time.  The presentation was received and welcomed warmly.  Before the coffee had been made - trainers had volunteered, the dial up rural connection had been verbally scorned and the discussion for families had already begun. What an energetic start Waiuku!
A POD of 7 computers has now been installed for the family training to begin. 

I returned to Waiuku to visit the school again for the Whanau meeting 22 August.  The project has two main trainers - a day session and a night session.  There is a back up trainer just in case!  Our meeting was punctuated by the accidental setting off of the fire alarm - and a lot of laughter.  It's awesome to see the rapport between staff and the families that were present.  Thanks to the parents for asking all the questions they did!  You kept me on my toes!  The project will kick off their training sessions 29 August - way to go Waiuku!  Sue Kini and I will be visiting on the 30 August to check out the anecdotes and catch up with Cris.  it is never too early for feedback.

Welcome to Computers In Homes View Road School! 






18 comments:

  1. Kia Ora,
    My name is Maria Harris i am one of the lucky computers in homes tutors here at View road. Im not sure if laughing and cracking the odd jokes here or there counts as computer training but everyone who is on the program seems to be enjoying themselves. I have a lively bunch of ladies who have little computer knowledge but are always rearing to go!!...some have even come in early to practice and have a good titu which is a great way to get to know how to use their computers...Anyway ladies..we are 3wks down and its goin AWESOME...

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  2. Talofa Maria and our other fantastic tutor Cara Hughes!

    I loved the anecdotes you shared with us on our follow-up visit! Please share a few with us - you have no idea how incredibly helpful it is to other CIH families to know that jumping into the Digital Literacy Waka is a new adventure for many AND it's a lot more fun than it sounds on paper!! KAPAI VIEW ROAD!

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  3. The parents of CIH view road school have come such along way...you wouldnt have ever guessed they weren't computer savey. They are emailing eachother recipes, having conversations via chat uploading and downloading documents. I am confident that once they get their computers home they will be showing up their kids...lol

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  4. hiya trasi here. i am finding the training very worth while. its amazing how much there is to learn about not only the basics but going online aswell. i must say that i will miss the training course when it finishes. thanks heaps for the opportunity i am absolutely loving it.!!!!

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  5. Kia ora Helen here. I am one of those ladies who is keeping Maria at View Road School on her toes. I had no computer knowledge before this, now I know enough to get myself into trouble,and sometimes to get myself out. I am enjoying the course, and the connection to the wider world.

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  6. kia ora my name is shyrone Taiaroa and I am one of the parents.../sister who is attending the CIH at view road school.
    I am happy that CIH has given me the chance to update the skill's I already have and is loving all the other skills that mee tutors has shoen me LMBO...:)

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  7. Hi Cara,
    What a neat opportunity to have been a part of the In Homes Computers over the last ten weeks. I have learnt how to operate and use a computer and have enjoyed every minute on this course with all these keen mum's aswell.

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  8. DEAR Cara,
    I have been enjoying my computer lessons with Maria . There is a lot to learn and take in and once we get our own computers i know there will be plenty of practise for myself . Thankyou so much for the opportunity to learn It has been a wonderful experiance thankyou once again and look forward to seeing you at graduation margaret

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  9. hi my name is tanginui kaihau,and i am 1 of the many parents that is attending the CIH at view road school..x and i find the learning of computers accurate because i neva new much about it thanx a mill most appreciated

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  10. Talofa Trasi

    I share your amazement Trasi! Though I have been using a computer for over 15 years - there is ALWAYS something new to learn. I am stoked that you have enjoyed the course there so much - I hope you'll keep further training as one of your many new options.

    Manuia Cara

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  11. Kia koe Helen

    I loved your comment and you really did make me laugh! Getting into trouble and out of it?! That is a wonderful balance - you must be delighted with your progress! Welcome to a fantastic digital world of learning Helen.

    Nga mihi
    Cara

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  12. Kia koe Shyrone

    The pleasure is ours Shyrone. I am delighted that your tutors and the course they have planned, really made a difference for you. Soon you'll have that computer in your home and it'll be a lot of opportunities knocking at your door!

    Nga mihi Shyrone
    Cara

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  13. Hi Margaret

    I can relate to there 'being so much to take in'. I remember how daunting it all was when I first became a user. The practice still continues - many years down the track - still enjoyable and it's STILL amazing what you can do with a computer! I look forward to being at the View Road Graduation - and to hearing more about your experience.

    Take care
    Cara

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  14. Kia ora Tangihau

    Thank you so much for sharing your experience and posting here on the site. I know that it has been a new and exciting experience for you and that once you have the computer at home - your confidence will just keep on growing. You are more than welcome - thanks for taking part in an awesome project Tangihau! I look forward to hearing what the kids think of your hard work :)

    Nga mihi
    Cara

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  15. Hi Anonymous Mum!

    "What a neat opportunity to have been a part of the In Homes Computers over the last ten weeks. I have learnt how to operate and use a computer and have enjoyed every minute on this course with all these keen mum's as well."

    Thank you for sharing on this blog site - I wish you'd left your name! Your comment really reflects how the skills of your tutors and the excitement about digital literacy in families. From what I have seen - Cara and Maria have made the learning experience a great one for all of you. I look forward to catching up with you and to hearing more. See you at Graduation!

    Take care
    Cara

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