Learning Goes Interactive at St Michael’s Catholic School

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Transforming Learning with Commbox Interactive Screens: New Era Technology’s Collaboration with St. Michael’s Catholic School



In today’s fast-paced world, staying ahead in education means embracing cutting-edge technology. This holds especially true for schools like St. Michael’s Catholic School, where ensuring a high level educational experience is paramount. In this case study, we explore how the school has undertaken a transformative journey by investing in interactive screens, in particular, the CommBox solution, to enhance the learning environment.

A Vision for Technological Excellence

St. Michael’s Catholic School, led by Principal  Ann McKeown, is committed to providing the best possible education to its students.

“We invest a lot of money into these technologies so that our children, we believe, will be set up for success in life going forward.” – Principal Ann McKeown

Recognising the significance of technology, the school has made substantial investments in this area.

Outdated Interactive Boards

The school faced a challenge with their old boards, which dated back to 2009.

These boards were not interactive and the projectors they had that were needed to project onto the boards were very old too. They knew it was time to investigate new solutions that would suit their needs.

Importance of Student Engagement

St. Michael’s understood the critical role of technology in engaging students effectively. To find a solution, they turned to New Era, their existing ICT service provider.

“We knew the importance of using technology for the engagement of the students.” – Principal Ann McKeown

The CommBox Solution: Transforming Learning

Strategic Direction and Planning

New Era’s Account Executive, Judie McNie, worked closely with the school to assist in finding an appropriate solution for St Michael’s needs.

“We get alongside our clients and we do work with them and plan with them around their strategic development and their direction.” – Judie McNie, Account Executive, New Era Technology

Interactive Learning Environment

The CommBox is more than just a screen; it serves as a gateway to an immersive and unique learning experience, actively involving children in the classroom and significantly enhancing the educational environment. Once the CommBox was introduced as the solution and integrated into the classrooms, the positive impact on learning became evident.

The students found the CommBox easy and straightforward to use. Drawing and solving math problems became more interactive and enjoyable.

New Era’s Support

St. Michael’s School were an existing client of New Era. Having a silver agreement with us, ensures they have on-site tech support every fortnight. This hands-on approach helped address any immediate concerns promptly.

In addition to on-site support, the school had access to a remote service desk, offering assistance beyond regular hours.

“We’ve never been failed by New Era; they’re just a wonderful company to work with.” – Principal Anne McKeown


In the ever-evolving landscape of education, schools like St. Michael’s Catholic School understand that investing in technology is a necessity. The CommBox interactive screens have proven to be a game-changer, revitalising classrooms and enhancing student engagement. As a result, students are better prepared for the challenges of the future, and equipped with the skills and motivation they need to succeed. St. Michael’s School’s partnership with New Era demonstrates how innovation and collaboration can drive education to new heights, making a profound impact on the next generation.

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