Tuesday, 26 August 2014 saw the launch at Bergvliet Primary School of a joint initiative between Computers 4 Kids and Intel Education Alliance as well as several other participants whereby 40 tablets were donated to our school for use by our learners. At this point they are being utilised in the Grade Seven classrooms and are housed on a portable charging trolley which transports them from one classroom to another. This is a wonderful opportunity for our children to acquaint themselves with this techno tool which will doubtless stand them in good stead when they progress to high school next year. Our school received excellent exposure to both the print and television media at the launch and our learners drew favourable comment on their behaviour and pleasing manners evident during the course of the day. Western Cape Government Broadband Initiative 2015 – we are delighted to inform you that the Western Cape Education Department has selected Bergvliet Primary School as one of the first schools to benefit from the Provincial Government’s broadband initiative. They have signed an agreement with Neotel and the State Information Technology Agency (SITA) to provide access to broadband across the province. The WCG will start by connecting approximately 2000 government sites, including schools, and the WCED will work with schools and service providers to connect schools over a two to three year period. The WCG plans to start connecting the first of these schools to the broadband wide area network (WAN) in April 2015, and our school will be among them.

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