|Merrilyn Amorettis Special Literacy Class at
Herberton State Secondary School participated in the Digital Publishing in Queensland
Schools Project organised by J&M Jeffress Consulting and
funded by Priority Country Area Program, Northern Region.
Special Needs Support & Learning Unit Teacher
Herberton State School is located 1,000 metres above sea level in the remote hinterland of
Far North Tropical Queensland, Australia. Students from this literacy class come from near
and far, to attend high school. Living locally means family is close. Coming from the
Torres Strait and the Gulf Country means a long way away from home. It means
strangers and a new life in a boarding school. These students travel up to 900 km by air
with a plane that goes no faster than a Toyota ute and which leaves from an air strip that
jumbo jets don't land at.
Ernie, Project Aide, drew his background using Corel
PhotoPaint 7. This is the first time Ernie used a computer drawing program
| Technical Aspects and Reflections |