The Ministry Bulletin for School Leaders - Issue 71, 22 May 2017 [p.16] reports on Reading Together® Briefing Meetings held in Auckland, as follows:
On 9 and 11 May, two champion schools hosted the first Auckland regional Reading Together® workshops for 2017. Sixty three staff attended from over 20 Auckland schools. Facilitator John Good imparted words of wisdom, welcoming new schools to the programme and encouraging participating schools to continue their excellent work towards whānau engagement and raising literacy, which are key features that underpin this project.
Ferguson Intermediate Principal Sisi Key shared her enthusiasm for the Reading Together® programme. She discussed the many benefits that had accrued to students at her former school, Otahuhu Primary and is excited to integrate these same strategies in her new school.St Paul's Primary has experienced a considerable increase in reading levels and whānau engagement since they began the Reading Together® programme. The school's library boasts 6000 books with parents also having access to books alongside their children. Principal Mary Zellman is passionate about the programme and can attest to its continued success.
Posted: Monday 22 May 2017