Teacher Camilla Manson with students Sara Dan and Kye Maxwell from Kingscliff Public School check out the final version of the school’s digital yearbook.
Teacher Camilla Manson with students Sara Dan and Kye Maxwell from Kingscliff Public School check out the final version of the school’s digital yearbook. Blainey Woodham

Print dished as pupils prefer click

THE pleasure of flicking through the hot-off-the-press school yearbook is something Kingscliff students may never experience again.

The Kingscliff Public School yearbook in its digital format the flicking has changed to clicking.

Since 2009 the school has produced the annual magazine Snapper not as a hard-copy but a digital copy on a CD that can even be navigated on an iPad.

Kingscliff Public School learning support officer Camilla Manson volunteered to take charge of the project.

On her desk there are two computers and a pile of 350 CD ROMs that she has been painstakingly burning one by one.

"All the pages are bookmarked and we've got quite a few videos in here," Ms Manson explained.

"We've got videos of sports day, they can watch the races, all the class photos and the sports teams.

"It's got pretty much everything that they've done during the year."

Year 4 student Sara Dann, 10, said she knew exactly which part of the yearbook she wanted to click through.

"Year sixes always do really interesting stuff," she said.

"They have their own stuff that nobody else does."

Ms Manson said feedback about the new format had been largely positive.

"People were at first 'Oh it's a disc,' but the kids are coming up to me and saying it's really good and the parents feedback is really good too," she said.



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