Auckland Literacy Association Term 1 Newsletter 2021

ALA 21 Newsletter 1

President’s Pen

Kia Ora, Talofa Lava, Malo e lelei’, Fakalofalahi Atu, Kia Orana, As-salamu alaikum, Namaste, Bula vanaka and Gid’day!
Welcome to 2021 and let’s hope it will be a happier, brighter and healthier year for each and every one of us! 2020 has been a difficult year, but it also has been a year of learning new things for us as educators and teachers. It has taught us to value and be more
appreciative of everything in life, especially things that we take for granted.

As we stand at the thresh-hold of yet another year we understand the literacy demands of the curriculum, and that being successful in literacy learning will aid our students to succeed in all other areas of their learning. ALA is committed to helping support teachers by presenting the best of the best resource personnel so we all can learn and upskill ourselves to be effective teachers of literacy.

We have a great line up of speakers for 2021. Please note the details given in the ALA Calendar of Events, included in this newsletter. We are pleased to announce that our much-awaited event with Dr. Murray Gadd is now happening on 16th March, and the flyer is included in this newsletter. We have some spaces still available, so anyone who wants
to register can do so before the closing date given on the flyer.

In closing, I would like to wish you all a happy, healthy, uninterrupted, and successful year! Let’s keep helping our students, in Alan Duff’s words to “dream big” and achieve high.

We look forward to seeing you all at the ALA events this year.
Ngā mihi nui,
Alice Musuku
ALA President