Wairoa Welcomes Back Computers in Homes

Welcome Back Computers in Homes 

It's been a few years since the programme was last run in the Wairoa District and we are excited and happy that the programme is back in our Community.

With 50 families to connect with and participate in the programme, 4 of our 11 District Schools have been selected with Computers in Homes visiting the Eastern Zone Schools first.  A big shout out to Nick Chapman, Principal of Nuhaka School and Nicky O'Brien, Principal of Te Mahia School who have taken the mantle to kick start the programme.

10 families each from Nuhaka School and Te Mahia School will be undertaking their computer training in the beginning of December with training taking place at the local schools.


Picture taken with some of the Nuhaka School families.  From left, Mandy Taylor, Stretch Karangaroa, Kelly Karangaroa with her daughter and Leslie Ngatai on the end.  All mums were excited to register with CiH and most importantly having digital support for themselves, their children and whanau.

Next year we will be connecting with 10 families from Te Kura O Waikaremoana.  This will be our second visit to the Urewera.  Computer training for families will start in February.

And lastly, Wairoa College will see 20 of their school families participate in the programme in March next year.  Computer training for families will be held at the CiH Training Centre at Tiaho School.  We are looking forward to having the training centre in Wairoa back up and running again.

We look forward to engaging with the rest of the Community and getting around to the rest of our local District Schools.

Frasertown School

Frasertown School

Kotemaori School

Computer Training around the Schools

Congratulations to the families of Frasertown School who graduated on the 11th of July 2008.

Thanks to Mrs Jenny Ratcliffe for supporting Computers in Homes Wairoa project and making yourself available to attend, mix and mingle with the parents and children during computer training.

Thanks to the families for top mark attendance... Your attendance reflected in your computer learning... There was so much to absorb and everyone coped really well.

The kids... I love it when the families bring their children along... I encourage the kids to learn and to teach their parents. Georgina Tipuna, aka "The Librarian", you did a great job showing Dad how to use the computer, i'm sure he was very impressed with your skills. Danielle Roberts, I was very impressed with your learning, attitude and behaviour, a big thank you to your Mum Maria for putting her hand up as the Project Buddy/Mentor to assist all the families.

To the rest of the families, it was great to meet you all and I hope to hear the good learning stories during post training.


Congratulations to the families of Kotemaori School who graduated on the 18th of May 2008.

Kotemaori School is approximately 55 kms South of Wairoa with a roll of less than 30 children.

A big thanks to all the families who participated especially to those who gave computer support to others with less computer knowledge. Computer training took place over a 7 week period, thanks to Simon and the BOT for keeping our family PCs safe and secure during the training period.

To Hana, Charmaigne and Len, we hope that your computer training has been put to good use. We look forward to hearing all the good stories from yourselves and the rest of the families during post computer training.