Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan today announced a $50,000 grant for a new Digital Literacy program at Grafton High School
“This is about making sure our students get the support and skills they need for the future,” he said.
“Congratulations to Grafton High School which has been selected from almost 1800 applications for this funding which goes to show the potential of their project.
“The Grafton Community of Schools Digital Literacy project will provide professional development through a Mentor Teacher training project model and the creation of Makerspaces to assist in the delivery of the Australian Curriculum: Digital Technologies curriculum in six schools. They are Grafton High, South Grafton High, Grafton Primary, Westlawn Primary, South Grafton Primary and Gilllwinga.
“I’m looking forward to seeing how this project helps Grafton High build the digital skills of their students and sparks an interest in broader important fields like science, technology, engineering and mathematics.”
“It is great to see local schools engaging with cutting edge technology and ensuring our students are well-equipped for the future.
“I encourage all schools in our community to apply for the next round of funding which opens soon.
“We’re committed to ensuring that each student, no matter where they live in Australia, has a strong knowledge of STEM.
“I am delighted that schools in our community are being empowered to teach technology in a truly modern way, often applying what they are learning in the classroom to overcome challenges in the community.”
For more information visit: www.education.gov.au/digital-literacy-school-grants-dlsg.