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Kambah High opens new computer centre, for how long?

johnboy 8 November 2006 22

The ABC is noting that Kambah High has opened its new $143,000 “multi-media resource centre” (computer room in English).

Which is sweet as the ACT Government is about to close the high school.


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johnnodavis johnnodavis 11:32 am 25 May 07

No matter where you are technology is sure to fail you at one point or another…but now all computer are up and running perfetcly….students are enjoying them and they are some of the best facilities in any ACT Government High School. Thank you Howard (Never thought I would say that!!) Its nice to know someone is looking out for us kids at Kambah High

miz miz 11:51 pm 10 Nov 06

Did the funding for the install come with any IT support, I wonder? We all know there are often teething problems with new machines (if you don’t have a Mac, that is!)

nyssa76 nyssa76 11:41 pm 10 Nov 06

miz, true but it isn’t the school’s or the teachers or the students fault.

If those computers are now in the state which bubzie brags about, I’d be ashamed and not happy about my school community (students) who did it when I know from experience that the grant application takes ages to put together and teachers do it for the students.

miz miz 10:55 pm 10 Nov 06

‘overwhElming’

miz miz 10:53 pm 10 Nov 06

Nyssa, I think Bubzie is caught between the proverbial rock and hard place about Kambah High. But those kids need truly dedicated teachers to see them through what will probably be an emotionally difficult year. They will need a feisty fighter like you to keep it from overwhalming them.
Clearly they are getting the unfair and unfortunate implicit message (from the govt) that it is not PC to go to Kambah High, their school is somehow ‘crap’ (which of course it isn’t – I dare anyone who criticises it to go and actually check it out while the kids are there). It’s like kicking someone when they are down. Mr Barr and the rest, shame on you, and Kambah kids, be proud of your school.

nyssa76 nyssa76 6:45 pm 09 Nov 06

simbo, true, but when you get even 1 student who is resentful….they can become a real pain in the arse.

They can spend most of their time disrupting the class and so no one learns. You’re dealing with their behaviour instead of doing your real job and teaching.

And yes, all it takes is 1.

simbo simbo 6:33 pm 09 Nov 06

There’ll always be students who resent any attempts to provide them with an education – who view school as a prison to be escaped from. It’s largely unavoidable.

So what if not everybody appreciates what you do? As long as you’re providing a service that you know matters, and you do it well, that should be all that you care about.

nyssa76 nyssa76 6:29 pm 09 Nov 06

Well Kambah High has positions advertised in the secondary transfer round (out today).

I had thought of applying for a position there. I won’t let bubzie’s “opinion” tarnish my application but it does make you wonder whether all the work you do for the students will be appreciated.

andy andy 2:09 pm 09 Nov 06

actually, my reply there wasn’t too well structured either.
Ah well. It’s still better than bubzies, so i’ll continue to hang shit.

Mr Evil Mr Evil 12:43 pm 09 Nov 06

I really like the way like kids like use the word like excessively like when they’re talking like yeah and the way that punctuation like doesnt like exist anymore like its not important like

Battle_Kath Battle_Kath 12:13 pm 09 Nov 06

touche AD!

Absent Diane Absent Diane 11:53 am 09 Nov 06

or is it that schooling has failed to teach perhaps?

andy andy 11:47 am 09 Nov 06

AD – well, It’s clear by the awesome grammar presented by Bubzie that she really doesn’t pay much attention at school anyway.

Absent Diane Absent Diane 9:28 am 09 Nov 06

good onya bubzie… thats spirit I wanna hear. Seriously why would any kid want there school to stay open. Having your school shut down is like the ultimate revenge… a great opportunity to stick your fingers up at your teachers and say “fuck you, you useless fuckers”..

bubzie bubzie 10:30 pm 08 Nov 06

lol, the computers have been there already for like a month. And already, about half of them or so are like..broken, or just simply wont work 😀

(and the computers are seriously nothing special…last time i tried using one, it logged out on me mysteriously when i was typing up something pretty important. Great..)

lol, i love bagging out my own school. i personally hope it does close XD

nyssa76 nyssa76 6:16 pm 08 Nov 06

This stuff was probably linked to broadband etc.

Absent Diane Absent Diane 4:36 pm 08 Nov 06

I heard the stuff was already stolen, as a project kambah high’s social ed classes.

Mr Evil Mr Evil 4:33 pm 08 Nov 06

Being in Kambah, what’s the bet the stuff is all stolen within a month?

simto simto 4:21 pm 08 Nov 06

It’s a bit unclear from the write-up whether there’s actually an additional building attached to this, or just a lot of equipment (most of which, yes, will be fairly easily realocated).

However, from the link, by claiming “the Federal Government believes Kambah High has a long-term future”, Garry Humprhies has probably signed the place’s death warrant. There’s nothing the local mob like more than a good stouch with the feds…

Absent Diane Absent Diane 4:05 pm 08 Nov 06

not expensive.

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