In 2011, Kingston Primary School joined a global initiative to boost science, maths, and technology education. We were the first school in Australia to receive a $150,000 grant through the HP Catalyst Initiative.
Twenty-one organisations from twelve countries are involved in the HP Catalyst Program, including the University of Exeter (UK), the Renmin University of China, and public schools in Stamford, Connecticut, and New Jersey (USA).
Our $150,000 grant has been used to provide students with the resources required to develop new ideas, work globally, and challenge traditional thinking, such as joining a lesson with students in Japan via virtual classroom technology.
The school has also used the grant to give staff and interns cutting edge professional learning facilities, such as the use of tablet technology to create virtual classrooms. It has also enabled us to coach and mentor staff, and share ideas with international educators.
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