Successful Team Work Delivers Results at Athlone North Primary
With the motto “Together We Can Do More”, Athlone North Primary makes a conscious effort at team work. This was abundantly clear at the launch of their new Khanya computer laboratory on 19 October 2006.
Mrs Eksteen, dynamic Principal and self-proclaimed ‘nagger’, had seen the work of the Khanya Project at neighbouring schools and had approached the EMDC and ‘nagged’ until her school was considered for a laboratory. Her success is evidenced not only in the launch of their Khanya laboratory, but a second laboratory as well – the Falcon Electronics Learning Centre, with PC’s donated by SARS.
Speaking at the launch event, Mr L van der Rede, Circuit Manager of the school, congratulated Mrs Eksteen and her IT champion, Mr W Sitters, whom he says make a formidable team. He explained that Athlone North was a leading light in their community and they were setting a trend in the community for becoming IT literate.
The principle of team work was brought home by the number of sponsors involved at the school and present at the launch. Evalunet’s Derek Snyders was on hand to hand over free software to the school and Ukunika Educational Trust, who had donated the air conditioner in the Khanya laboratory, were also present. The Table View Hotel runs a feeding scheme at the school and they too were present and took responsibility for catering for the guests at the launch.
Well-disciplined learners sat on the hot tar surface for the official proceedings of the launch and their adoration of their principal and ICT champion was obvious. Their enthusiasm for the laboratory in which they have already initiated mathematics lessons knows no bounds and they are committed to getting the full benefit of their new technology.