Overcast skies couldn’t dampen the excitement at St Paul’s Lutheran Primary School, as the 1:1 iPad program was launched.

One hundred green and gold balloons were released to mark the occasion, and the delight on the children’s faces was beaten only by their eagerness to use their iPads to take photos and videos of the balloons flying away.

iPad launch imageThe St Paul’s iPad program will see over 300 iPads being used on campus on a daily basis, as technology becomes even more fully integrated into the curriculum. “I could never have imagined, when I first started teaching, that we would ever see a day where every child can bring their own personal computer with them in to school each day,” said Mr Sampson, St Paul’s Lutheran Deputy Principal. “But here we are – and these iPads will bring in the future!” he added.

The ceremony was supported by Mrs Lisa France, State Member for Pumicestone; Mr Derek Bartels, ICT Executive Officer for Lutheran Education Queensland; Mrs Ruth Butler and Mr Allan Dallas from Grace Lutheran College; and representatives from Apple, Independent Schools Queensland, NextByte, Lightspeed and My Big Campus.

The day’s program included demonstration lessons, workshops, and IT presentations.

Mrs Ceridwyn Bloxham
St Paul’s Lutheran Primary School