HK joins global IT scheme

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 17 May, 2007, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 17 May, 2007, 12:00am

A programme aimed at preparing students to meet future challenges has been expanded to cover six more schools.

Microsoft Hong Kong's Innovative Schools programme is part of the School of the Future project launched in Philadelphia in the United States last year.

The US initiative was introduced to 12 schools around the world in February this year. Fung Kai No. 2 Primary School in Sheung Shui was the first school in Asia to be selected for the programme.

Microsoft, in partnership with local educators, is offering technological assistance to participating schools. The company is also sharing knowledge and experiences gained from the global initiative.

The newcomers to the programme are: The Independent Schools Foundation Academy, Pui Ching Middle School, Shak Chung Shan Memorial Catholic Primary School, St Paul's Convent School, STFA Yung Yau College and Yau Ma Tei Catholic Primary School.

In the US, Microsoft has provided technical guidance for schools to introduce many innovations, including a secure website for parents, students and teachers.

The site helps them access assignments, class schedules, grades and announcements.