Students ready for challenges of a new year

Tari JeffersManjimup-Bridgetown Times

Students around the State returned to the classroom on Wednesday, January 31, as staff from various schools prepared to meet the challenges and excitement of the 2018 school year.

At Manjimup’s Kearnan College, students in primary and high school settled into the their school year routine.

Kearnan’s head of secondary Shendelle Mullane said one of the biggest changes for the year would be the increase of technology available to high school students.

Each high school student will this week receive a Lenovo ThinkPad as part of the school’s decision to have one-to-one devices.

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“Despite being a relatively small school, we want our students to have the same opportunities,” Ms Mullane said.

“We use the ThinkPads for a variety of curriculum-based activities at school and home.

“That will really change lesson delivery in the classroom.”

Ms Mullane said there were also a few new staff members at the school, including university graduates and experienced teachers.

“They will each be bringing new experiences to our school,” she said.

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