Kwinana students to reap benefits after new learning app launched

Tianqi Lithium Australia general manager Phil Thick, Bertram
Primary School principal Geoff Hood and Bertram Primary School students.
Tianqi Lithium Australia general manager Phil Thick, Bertram Primary School principal Geoff Hood and Bertram Primary School students.

KWINANA school students will reap benefits over the next 12 months from a $34,000 digital school curriculum-aligned program designed to improve their literacy and numeracy skills.

The Foundation for Educational Digital Development (FEDD) program, a digital learning app, was funded by Tianqi Lithium Australia.

Students from Orelia Primary School, Leda Primary School, Bertram Primary School and St Vincent’s Primary School now have 12 months paid access to a new online digital program which would improve mathematics and English results across year levels.

Tianqi Lithium Australia general manager   Phil Thick said he was blown away by the big improvements shown in student learning under the FEDD program.

“As a company we are very proud to be partnering with FEDD and to contribute something unique and valuable to the local community,” Mr Thick said.

“As a parent and a local employer, I’m genuinely excited and encouraged by the huge pay-offs for student learning across all subjects the program is showing”.

FEDD chief executive Sue Findlay said the digital program was a “container” that would integrate a range of student resources.

“The program would allow teachers to plan, schedule and deliver curriculum-aligned content engaging children and improving educational outcomes,” she said.

“From just one platform, students can access multiple educational programs such as ZooWhiz, Sunshine Online, Skwirk, Study Ladder and Quizdom amongst others,” Ms Findlay said.

Bertram Primary School principal Geoff Hood said the school was positive about the potential learning outcome students would be able to achieve using this package of digital programs.

It could also be a big asset for parents.

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