Based in South Auckland, Finlayson Park School is New Zealand’s largest primary school. Thanks to Canon, it’s finding new ways to communicate through interactive boards in classrooms and large outdoor digital displays positioned at the heart of the school.
In this fast-paced digital world, schools are adapting by embracing new technologies that help to prepare their students for the future. Finlayson Park School accepted the challenge of new technology head on, by expanding its resources and finding new ways to engage with students, teachers, parents and their local community.
Canon’s Educational Specialist, Benjamin Rann, who is a former principal himself, worked closely with the school to provide solutions that support its needs and enhances the learning experience, including the customisable Infocus JTouch.
“We were very pleased to know that Canon had an Education Specialist,” said Principal Shirley Maihi. “With him and his knowledge of schools, children and teacher’s needs, that’s been a real plus for us to be engaging with Canon.”
Interactive and ambitious
The first solution was a small digital display to the right of the main office, showcasing student achievements, upcoming events and school news. The second was the installation of 15 Infocus JTouch interactive boards into classrooms to transform the learning environment into a modern, collaborative space.
The third, and most ambitious, was the installation of New Zealand’s largest digital display inside school grounds. This digital display, which is commonly referred to by teachers as “the big screen”, promotes exercise through play, broadcasts school performances and even plays rugby matches and other live events.
Ideal for education, the interactive panels allow students and teachers to collaborate, share ideas and engage with one another through technology. With 4K resolution, built-in whiteboard, intuitive touch, wireless casting, multiple monitor inputs and the ability to download any applications such as Google Suite, the Infocus JTouch gives classrooms a hands-on, interactive approach to learning.
Through brilliant imaging and innovative display technology, Canon’s enabling schools and students to achieve more.
“Our learners are very collaborative, and the size of the board allows all our learners to touch the board at the same time,” said Vice Principal Sumi Naidoo. “Kids want to touch and learn, and they don’t want to take turns so the size of the board allows all our learners to touch the board and learn together and it creates this very engaged feeling at school.”
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Display Bundle Offer
Just like you, Canon wants to inspire students to ask big questions, engage passionately, and have powerful experiences they’ll carry with them for life. To kick off the school year, Canon is offering a Display Bundle Offer*. Purchase an Infocus 65-inch Interactive Panel and choose between:
Either the Denon DHT-S216 Soundbar and create a rich multi-sensory experience for your students, by enhancing the classroom with DTS Virtual: X 3D quality audio for enhanced bass and crystal-clear dialogue.
Or deliver hassle-free, engaging classes with the Yealink RoomCast. With easy deployment and effortless wireless sharing, inspire your students with a 4K ultra-HD, multi-sharing experience including whiteboard, annotation, and intuitive remote control.
For more information go to canon. co.nz/business/interactive-display-bundle or contact a Canon Education Specialist on 0800 222 666.
*Installation and training are included. Offer ends 30 April, 2022.
INTERFACE February 2022