Excerpts follow from the (14 July 2021) New Zealand Government Release 'Christchurch Learning Community Hubs supporting ethnic families', available here:
"It's so important we continue to support the victims and those affected by the March 15 terror attacks and help parents and families to partner with schools - Learning Community Hubs have given them the confidence and knowledge to do so," Jan Tinetti said.
The Learning Community Hubs help to connect schools and learning opportunities with members of Christchurch's ethnic community. They were established in Terms 3 and 4 of 2020 in response to requests from ethnic communities after the March 15 2019 terror attack.
"Parents and children were overwhelmingly positive about how the hubs have helped families understand the education system here in New Zealand.
"Parents say their involvement has improved their relationships with teachers, encouraged them to read more with their children, and enabled them to understand how homework works in this country."
Support looked like delivering Reading Together® to support children improve their literacy skills ...
From an initial 10-week pilot programme, there are now seven Learning Community Hubs in Christchurch, which supported 158 families across 18 ethnicities, including 270 early childhood and school aged children across Christchurch. The model will be rolled out in Auckland and Wellington later this year.
Posted: Thursday 15 July 2021