Students throughout Kalamunda electorate to benefit from digital program

Students throughout Kalamunda electorate to benefit from digital program

STUDENTS at Falls Road, Gooseberry Hill, Kalamunda, Kalamunda Education Support Centre, Lesmurdie and Walliston primary schools in the Kalamunda electorate are set to benefit from new tablets, laptops, desktop computers and accessories, under the State Government’s $20 million Primary Device Program.

Bramfield Park Primary School, Darlington Primary School and East Maddington Primary School also received funding for the new devices.

Kalamunda MLA John Day said local schools were among hundreds across the state to receive funding to buy new hardware and software.

“Access to technology like this is incredibly important in developing students’ digital literacy,” Mr Day said.

Along with the new devices, which include iPads and desktop computers, funding has allowed for the purchase of accessories such as charging stations, trolleys, power boards and monitors.

School funds were matched dollar for dollar by the State Government up to a total of $20 million.