instructions for completing this CyberFair Project
St Patrick's School Tongala,
Victoria, Australia- Our Loacl Specialities.
Information About Our Site
- Link to our Cyberfair 97 Entry
- Date of Project: 5/3/97
- School: St. Patrick's Primary School
District: Diocese of Sandhurst
City: Tongala, Victoria, Australia
- Teachers or Classes: Luci-anne Quinn - Grade 4/5/6
- How many students worked on this project? 20
Their ages were: 9-13 years of age
- Project Contact
- We entered our Web site in CyberFair Category: Local
- Description of "Our Community"
Our community is a small rural community based on dairy farming
and its associated industries.
- Summary of Our Project
Our project involved the children thinking about what made their
town special and what features they would wish to share with the
rest of the world. After brainstorming special features, these
were grouped under generic headings for the children to research
and photograph their features.
- Our Internet Access
The schools uses Country NetLink through our 28.8 modem accessing
a standard telephone connection.
- Problems We Had To Overcome
The time frame for completing the project was our biggest obstacle
as we only learnt about the project at the start of our school
year - Jan 29th 1997.
- Our Project Sound Bite
This project has allowed our students to appreciate the global
possibilities and connections that can be made by a small remote
school through the internet using the Global Schools Network.
This section explains the project elements found in the
- How did your activities and research for this International
School CyberFair 97 project support your required coursework and
This project fits with our Studies of Society and Environment
course outcomes in identifying features of our local area.
We learnt how to use a digital camera and create web pages
using Claris HomePage.
- What information tools and technologies did you use to
complete your CyberFair project?
- video and digital still cameras
- computer software
- oral interviews
- In what ways did you act as "ambassadors" and spokespersons
for your CyberFair project both on-line and in person.
While photographing Tongala's special features children spoke
with many of the locals telling them how they were taking Tongala
to the world. Our local newspaper ran a story on our project. We
also email our penpals in Canada to let them know we were
participating in this project, so that they could view the final
project and gain a better insight into our town.
The Director of Catholic Education in our diocese has been
impressed by the efforts of the students. The Technology Advisor
in our diocese has been supportive and enthusiastic about this
- What has been the impact of your project on your
Parents are extremely keen to be able access our project
through their home computers.They are also very impressed that
their children have access to learning about and using such
cutting edge technology.
- How did your project involve other members of your
community as helpers and volunteers?
Local people assisted us with providing us with opportunuties
and locations to take photographs and gave the children their
thought on what makes Tongala Special. The Technology Advisor in
our diocese provided technical assistance including the loan of a
- Discoveries, Lessons and Surprises
The children were surprised at how simple it was to use the
Quicktake Digital Camera and to construct web pages using Claris