Windermere Welcomes New Opportunities
Windermere High School ended 2005 on a high note with the celebratory launch of their new Khanya computer laboratory on 28 November 2005. Initially intended as a fairly low-profile event, the attendance of dignitaries such as Mr Brent Hirsch, representing the Freddy Hirsch company, and Mr Pietersen, Director of the Central EMDC, ensured that the event was a prestigious one.
Mr Hirsch, whose company sponsored the computers for the new Khanya laboratory, explained that his company felt honoured to be able to assist the community that supports their business. He promised continued support to the school as this would not only benefit the school, but it would also uplift the entire community.
In his speech the principal of Windermere High, Mr Treu, expressed his gratitude to all who were involved in the project and those who are promoting technology in education for the empowerment of all the schools in the Western Cape. Mr Treu commented that it was an honour for him to be at the helm of this school as it initiated its journey into the digital age.
Educators at the school had gone out of their way to ensure that the occasion was a vibrant one which reflected the true nature of their school and their learners. Many of the learners' projects and pieces of their work were on display and the hall was decorated in a uniquely Windermere fashion. Their commitment to the event reflected their deep appreciation for all that had been done for the school. They are looking forward to immersing themselves in the technology in the new year.
With all classes allocated time in the laboratory and educators and non-teaching staff becoming involved in the training, Windermere High is set to take on the challenges that the future may have in store for it.