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Currimundi Special School receives first iPads

27 November 2012

Medtronic team members Hayden Fong and Dejan Toracki present iPads to students at Currimundi Special School

iPads will now form a critical role in improving learning and development skills for students attending Currimundi Special School, following the donation of 10 iPads by Medtronic Australasia Pty Ltd this month.

The iPads, which will be managed by the School, will be loaded with apps (available through a donation by Medtronic) for use during classes and one-on-one tutoring sessions. 

“The gift of the iPads to our school will greatly enhance our students learning ability,” said Alwyn Green, Principal of Currimundi Special School. “We pride ourselves on providing a learning environment where students have access to the finest staff and resources, regardless of disability. 

“Our School was formed to provide an educational experience equal to that of all other students in Australia.  These iPads will help our students develop educational and behavioural skills that will aid them now and in the future. We thank Medtronic Australasia for the difference this donation will make,” he said. 

Dejan Toracki, a parent at the school adds; ‘through watching our son interact with a variety of educational apps on our iPad at home, we have noticed a remarkable level of focus and joy, and strongly believe it has assisted to improve his cognitive and communication skills.”

Currimundi Special School is located in the Sunshine Coast North District on the coast just north of Caloundra.  The school draws its student population from Maroochydore in the north, to Caloundra and Golden Beach in the south, and as far west as the communities of Landsborough and Beerwah.

“Given the current economic climate it is important for businesses to consider alternative ways to contribute to local organisations in need of assistance,” said Jamie Stanistreet, Vice President, Medtronic Australasia. “The iPads we are donating are ‘preloved’, however they have been fully verified by a credited technician and new learning applications will be available on all iPads through a donation of iTunes vouchers.”

To support Currimundi Special School and to learn more about their activities visit http://www.currimunspecs.eq.edu.au

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