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Bandwidth capacity 50-times improved at Geraldton Senior High School

Phoebe PinGeraldton Guardian
Geraldton MP Lara Dalton, Minister for Education Sue Ellery and Geraldton Senior High School principal Emma Walker visit the school's computer lab.
Camera IconGeraldton MP Lara Dalton, Minister for Education Sue Ellery and Geraldton Senior High School principal Emma Walker visit the school's computer lab. Credit: Supplied

Geraldton students can now access online learning tools faster than ever before as part of a State Government initiative to improve internet access in public schools.

The bandwidth capacity at Geraldton Senior High School has been increased by 50 times to meet the growing demand for students to use online learning materials.

The upgrades are expected to provide faster and more efficient access to high-definition multimedia content and other classroom tools.

Improved bandwidth performance will be essential during key education assessments such as NAPLAN and OLNA testing.

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It has also allowed GSHS to invest in ICT infrastructure.

Minister for Education Sue Ellery visited the school on Friday and said the upgrades would ensure students continue learn in a “contemporary environment”.

“Teachers are able to effectively use digital technologies and learning resources in the classroom to enhance student learning,” she said.

“The local Geraldton community will also be able to benefit from the spare bandwidth capacity.”

Member for Geraldton Lara Dalton said students living in regional WA should have access to the same standard of internet connectivity as their metropolitan counterparts.

“It’s more important than ever for Geraldton students to have quality access to the latest online tools and learn vital STEM skills,” she said.

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