28 May 2012

Auckland college forges ahead with computer plans

8:40 pm on 28 May 2012

The chair of Hato Petera College in Auckland says because computers are so important for its Maori pupils, her board will not be waiting for funding from the Budget to help improve the school's network.

The Government says it is committed to spending the first $33 million realised from state asset sales on upgrading school computer networks.

Janice Smith says there is a question mark as to when any of that money will filter through to schools.

She says the college is serious about investing in computer technology.

Janice Smith says recently Hato Petera formed a relationship with the Auckland University of Technology and only this month received 30 iPads for use by senior students.

She says there are plans to secure another 20 in the near future.