The first 3 schools in Round 3 have undertaken their selection process for lessons to begin in early 2010. Rawene School will be starting lessons during the last week in January with 2 classes a week and will be graduating 15 participants on Friday 26th March at 2.30 pm.
Kohukohu Primary School will also begin lessons during the final week in January. They will be graduating 10 participants on Friday 26th March at 5 pm.
Pukepoto School will be the 3rd school taking part in Term 1 of 2010. They will begin their classes on 25th January, and will graduate 10 participants on Thursday 25th March at a time yet to be confirmed.
There seems to be a real sense of anticipation as this project spreads further afield with 6 other schools chomping at the bit to get started. During the Christmas holidays the tutors will be meeting with the coordinator to get lesson plans and paperwork in place. The project technician is going to spend the holiday time checking all equipment upon delivery. The netpods at Rawene & Kohukohu schools will be installed on 12th January, with the Pukepoto pod being installed on the 14th January. This will give tutors time to get the handle on the pods and the technician to iron out any final glitches.
So keep an eye on this page for update photos from the first classes and participants progress.