Redeemer students equipped for digital future

Students at Redeemer Lutheran School will be set up for success in the digital world as a result of a State Government grant.

Member for Schubert Stephan Knoll is delighted to announce that Redeemer will receive $50,000 under the 2019 Independent Non-Government School Capital Grant Funding Program, which is in its second year of providing infrastructure upgrades.

Redeemer Lutheran School will use the grant to purchase notebooks which will allow the 2020 cohort of Year 4 students access to 1:1 devices.

Previously, they had been sharing a bank of laptops with other year levels.

“We want to make sure our young people are afforded the experience and opportunities to succeed in the future,” Mr Knoll said.

“Access to technology and connectivity is increasingly central to modern learning and I am incredibly proud that the Marshall Liberal Government is helping to deliver on both fronts to South Australian schools.

“With upgrades to technology such as is planned at Redeemer, and our government’s commitment to delivering high speed internet to almost all government schools, our students will be able to tap into a wealth of learning resources as well as developing their digital skills.”

Deputy principal Darren Altus said the school was looking forward to upgrading its digital infrastructure ahead of the 2020 school year.

“Redeemer is very grateful to the State Government for making this grant possible,” he said.

“With this money, we will be able to provide an additional cohort of students with 1:1 devices.

“At Redeemer, we are strongly committed to equipping our students with the skills they need to be highly effective and responsible digital citizens.

“Having technology readily available helps to facilitate student inquiry and opens the door for exciting new learning opportunities.

“We know the students will be incredibly excited by this news.”