Noosaville State School student Ben Mawn shows his delight in one of the new iPads with Tewantin-Noosa RSL chief executive officer Phil Stephenson.
Noosaville State School student Ben Mawn shows his delight in one of the new iPads with Tewantin-Noosa RSL chief executive officer Phil Stephenson. Darryn Smith

Bright new IT world

WHEN you are a young student with a disability, going to school can be a real challenge in getting access to all areas.

Noosaville State School has come up with an online initiative to allow their special education units to venture to almost limitless destinations thanks to some new IT provided by the Tewantin Noosa RSL.

RSL Club chief executive officer Phil Stephenson said he was delighted to be asked to provide three iPads and accessories to help support students’ access to learning in the classroom.

“It’s all about the kids,” Mr Stephenson said.

“The Tewantin Noosa RSL Club is all about giving back to the community and these kids will be our citizens of tomorrow. We are delighted to be able to assist.”

Head of Special Education Services, Terri Anne Harris, said the unit was an important part of the school community.

“We currently provide specialised support for some 61 students with disabilities ranging from intellectual impairment to Asperger’s Syndrome, and because we are a designated school for physical impairment, many of our students are in wheelchairs.

“With the advancement in technology, students are now best able to access their learning through the use of light-weight, touch-screen equipment that does not require the use of a keyboard to input or output information.

“So the iPads will certainly assist individual students to demonstrate their ability to learn and produce work.”


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