January 1999 all educators from Pre-Primary to
Grade 7 attended a Knowledge Network training
course. We were trained in basic computer
technology and Knowledge Network methodology so
that we could teach computer literacy to our own
Knowledge Network gave us exactly what we had
been looking for.
structured and graded curriculum, planned and
developed by experts in the IT field.
No longer did we have to fumble frantically for
something to do with learners during their
computer period. Knowledge Network provided the
curriculum; we the educators present the
After the initial training we set aside an hour
every Friday afternoon during which the computer
lessons for the following week were practised.
In this non-threatening and supportive
environment staff grew in ability and
As our IT skills developed and we became more
confident and competent in our ability to
present the lessons, our need for the long
practise sessions fell away. We still practise
the lessons but the preparation time involved is
minimal as the basic skills are there.
The skills learnt during the training sessions
have empowered us both professionally and
personally. We teach computer classes with ease
and use technology in our lesson presentation
and planning in order to carry out a multitude
of administrative responsibilities.
Thank you Knowledge Network, without the
kick-start you gave us, many of us would still
have been sitting on a very soft part of our
In 1998 we had this vision of a well equipped IT
center with well-trained staff members.
We started investigating a number of
possibilities and eventually came across a
company called Knowledge Network. We contacted
them and soon we had a meeting set up for
Knowledge Network to come and see us. The rest
is history! Our Management Council was just as
excited as we were and gave us the go ahead. All
of the staff were trained and I believe that it
was the best investment that Moregrove has ever
made. We are proud to be associated with
Although our learners work in pairs, it is
significant to mention that all pupils who have
entered the certification exam achieved the
required 70% pass mark. It is wonderful to see
the whole spectrum of primary school children
taking part in the IT programme.
Watch this space!!!!!
We are in the process of planning a new IT
Center and are looking forward to working
closely with Knowledge Network to assist us with
the layout and technical data with regard to our
new high tech IT center.