Programs put kids in study zone

IPSWICH Library has started two programs to help students and their parents cope with the study expectations for primary and high school.

Tourism and Libraries Committee chairman Councillor David Pahlke said the council was keen to help students with their education, and parents to assist them.

“Our first initiative is the Homework Zone, which offers assistance to students from years 4 to 12, and a quiet space to access resources and computers to complete school work,” Cr Pahlke said.

“The Homework Zone opens during each school term, every Tuesday and Thursday from 3.30pm to 4.30pm, in the Library Community Training Room on Level 1 of the Ipswich Library.

“A librarian will be available to assist students who come to use the Homework Zone facility.

“Another program we are offering students and parents is a training session called Web Tools For Students and Parents.

“The one-hour training session, being held on March 17 at the Ipswich Library, will teach people how to use the latest Web 2.0 applications to help make homework time easier.

“They will learn about social bookmarking, automatic referencing, alert services and document sharing,” Cr Pahlke said.

The free session, suitable for years 7 to 12 students and their parents, will be held from 9.30am to 10.30am. If you would like to attend, you can either book on-line or call 3810 6772.



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