Reading programme targets Pacific Island families in Northland

The NZ Herald has published an article on 29 March 2019 titled 'Reading programme targets Pacific Island families in Northland', available here. Extracts from the article follow:

Boosting reading levels for Pacific Island families in Northland will be the focus of a new programme involving both parents and children.

Fale Pasifika, the only Northland-based service provider for Pacific peoples, will be running a programme called Reading Together® - which helps parents and whānau to provide effective support for their children's reading - and will be targeting Northland's growing Pacific Island community.

"It's to help boost the reading levels and also, I think this is quite key, it is for parents to understand that they are crucial partners in the success of their children's education."

"It's really exciting because we see it as something really positive ... It's about teaching the parents how to read with kids in a way that is engaging."

May Seager, Fale Pasifika manager, talks about the Reading Together® programme in a video available here.

Tags: Northland  

Posted: Monday 6 May 2019