Melkhoutfontein Make Merry as they join the Information Age
Great was the joy and joyous was the merrymaking as Melkhoutfontein Primary celebrated the official opening of their Khanya laboratory on 7 May 2008.
Guests were transported by the melodious voices of the school choir and the message from guest speakers was unanimous – learners and educators are to use this technology they now have at their disposal to the best of their ability. Educators were also urged to expose their learners to the educational software so as to hone their mathematical and literacy skills.
Past pupil and former educator at Melkhoutfontein Primary, Mr Michaels, had the honour of cutting the ribbon that officially marked the opening of the laboratory. Delighted at the opportunity to witness the progress being made at a school so close to his heart, Mr Michaels felt privileged that this honour had been bestowed on him.
Learners treated guests to a demonstration of their skills in the computer laboratory – e-mailing contacts and doing research on the Internet using a variety of search engines. These learners, eager for learning and totally unafraid of the technology, have no need of encouragement – they are thriving in this new interactive and stimulating environment.
With a wonderful feast to conclude the proceedings, Melkhoutfontein Primary has eloquently announced their arrival on the Information Super Highway.