VALUABLE RESOURCES: Clarence Valley Anglican School students (from left) Harrison Lomas, Allyssa Timmins, William Pattison, Luca Armstrong and Ava Young, with principal Alan Green, show off iPad technology. Photo: debrah novak
VALUABLE RESOURCES: Clarence Valley Anglican School students (from left) Harrison Lomas, Allyssa Timmins, William Pattison, Luca Armstrong and Ava Young, with principal Alan Green, show off iPad technology. Photo: debrah novak

Schools in running to win classroom makeover

IMAGINE what your child's school could do with a $5000 classroom makeover.

Clarence Valley Anglican School principal Alan Green knows exactly where the money would be spent - on technology for the future.

"Whether that is an interactive whiteboard or a (modem) if that classroom didn't have connection to the internet, improved technology in the classroom would be the priority," he said.

"I used to say we spent three or more centuries using a blackboard, had 10 years using whiteboards and now we're more into interactive projectors.

"Technology is moving forward a lot faster - it won't be long before

textbooks will all be completely available online as well."

Yamba Public School principal Debbie Woods said the potential for interactive whiteboards also appealed to the school, as well as general stationery and art supplies.

"Our school is very much into decorating our classrooms to match the theme the kids are learning about, so general supplies would be important," she said.

"Our two kindergarten classrooms currently look like castles - one of the teachers even has a throne as a chair."

 Starting on Saturday, you can help your children and their school win a classroom makeover thanks to Staples, by collecting as many tokens as you can.

The tokens can be collected from The Daily Examiner newspapers until March 16, and the school with the most tokens per enrolled student will win.

Register your school at http://www.dailyexaminer.com.au/classroom-makeover- registration.

School registration closes at 5pm on February 27.

For more school news, see this week's Kids of Spirit feature from page 18.



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