ERO (Education Review Office) has a collection of Improvement in Action Te Ahu Whakamua videos, one of which is titled 'Learning centred relationships: Reading Together® at Manurewa Central School', available here. Information from the ERO page:
This school has implemented the Reading Together® programme for many years. Leadership sees the value of the programme in building strong learning relationships with family and whānau and supporting emerging literacy.
An excerpt from the video - quoting Dr Laurie Thew, Principal of Manurewa Central School:
I have to confess that when I first heard about Reading Together® I was sceptical. I thought, I don't know if we've got time for this. Well, I was totally wrong. It is one of the most amazing things I've ever seen.
A further excerpt from the video - quoting Sandy Griffin, Reading Together® Workshop Leader and DP of Manurewa Central School:
Reading Together® is a hugely powerful programme. It's a doorway into building relationships with families and getting to know the children that you are working with ...
The things that we share in those workshops are easy. They are practical, sustainable practices that build strong families.
Posted: Friday 4 August 2017