Albertinia High Joins the Khanya Family of Schools
The 10 October 2006 was a significant day in the life of Albertinia High School as it saw the official launch of the Khanya laboratory and the cementing of a partnership between the school and the Khanya Project that promises to be of benefit for the learners at this school for years to come.
Although the school had recognised the importance of ICT in the classroom, they had not the means to make it a reality at their school until they became part of the Khanya Project. Mr J Cilliers, speaking at the launch function, thanked the Khanya Project for the hardware and software that they had installed and, most importantly, for their ongoing guidance and training. He acknowledged that many at the school had made tremendous sacrifices to ensure the success of this project and he encouraged the learners and educators to use the facility to their advantage.
Ms Anette van Rooyen, Khanya EMDC co-ordinator for the South Cape / Karoo, officially opened the new laboratory together with Mr Cilliers. In response to Mr Cilliersís words of thanks, Ms van Rooyen pointed out that without the ambition to advance in technology, very little can be achieved despite the best intentions. The principal at a school is pivotal in the successful technological transformation and it is only in schools where the principal is totally in support of the process that technology is ultimately successfully implemented. In this, Ms van Rooyen pointed out, Albertinia High were fortunate to have a principal like Mr Cilliers.
Learners and educators enthusiastically interact with the technology at Albertinia High and they believe that the Khanya laboratory will contribute tremendously to their learning and teaching experiences.