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  • 8 Sep 2021
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School-gen Trust announces successful schools

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Thanks to generous donations from Genesis customers and support from Genesis, the Trust is delighted to announce that $200,000 of STEM and solar equipment will be distributed to successful schools.

The Trust invited schools all over NZ to apply for science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) and solar equipment and received applications from schools as far-a-field as Northland and all the way down to Bluff. This equipment helps support schools with student learning and engagement in critical STEM subjects and renewable energy.

Schools were able to select equipment packages to match their learning needs, ranging from – Coding & Robotics, Science & Engineering, 3D Design, Cutters and Printers, LEGO Education, Chromebooks and iPads. The solar package includes a solar array, installation, monitoring devices and connection to the School-gen Solar programme – providing students with daily data on how much electricity the solar panels will generate and access to other renewable energy resources.

Congratulations to:

Birkenhead College, Auckland Reporoa College, Reporoa
Colyton School, Fielding Rotorua Boys’ High School, Rotorua
Darfield Primary School, Darfield Sawyers Bay School, Dunedin
Farm Cove Intermediate, Pakuranga St Pius X Catholic School, Hamilton
Glendene School, Auckland Te Huruhi, Waiheke Island
Haumoana School, Hastings Te Mata School, Raglan
Hutt Valley High School, Lower Hutt Te Wharekura o Mauao, Tauranga
Kedgley Intermediate, Papatoetoe Tikipunga High School, Whangarei
Lepperton School, New Plymouth Waiheke Primary School, Waiheke Island
Motupipi School, Takaka Waihi Beach School, Waihi Beach
Nelson Intermediate School, Nelson Waikino School, Waikino
North East Valley Normal, Dunedin Wairoa College, Wairoa
Northcote School, Christchurch Waitoriki School, Inglewood
Ohaeawai Primary, Ohaeawai West Harbour School, Auckland
Omokoroa Point Primary, Tauranga Whakarongo School, Palmerston North
Opotiki Primary School, Opotiki Whenuakura School, Patea
Owairoa Primary School, Auckland 

Here’s what some of the schools said when they heard the news:

Jody, Haumoana School “Wow!! I can’t wait to tell the tamariki and kaiako! That is fantastic!”

Kim, West Harbour School “THANK YOU SO MUCH. You will have just made a huge impact on the lives of our learners.”

Lisa, North East Valley Normal “This is really going to benefit our kura and enhance the learning experiences for our tamariki..”

Janine, Birkenhead College “Awesome news! An absolute highlight of our lockdown!”

Jane, St Pius X Catholic School “This is going to make a huge difference for us regarding teaching the technology and digital curriculum.”

If you’d like to help out our schools, see how you can become a School-gen Trust donor?