Waikato Literacy Association

Council Details

The Story of Our Logo:
The original concept came from 2 young students from a member school. They had used a very strong book page image- we asked our designer to modify this to include the changing forms that literacy can take – electronic media etc for future proofing of the image.

We think our logo represents…

the rivers, sea, lakes and blue skies of our region
the ‘wings’ could be water, pages or the links between oral language, reading & writing
the shades may represent the various levels of comprehension needed for literacy
‘wings’ which could be the furrows of a newly ploughed field: a reference to the farming carried out across our region
literacy ‘gives you wings’ apologies to red bull!
the various ages and stages of our population
literacy ‘flows on a sea of talk’ – (1970, Britton)
literacy is ‘uplifting’
the enlarged ‘L’ denotes the importance of literacy in our lives
3 kete of learning (Knowledge/ Matauranga, Personal & Social Development/ Hauora, Skills for Learning/ Ngā Tautōhito)
River, land, sea
Fibre optic cables connecting us to the world
Knowledge flowing from the past into the future

 

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Events

  • Wed 2nd Mar 2022 — Thu 15th Dec 2022

    Calendar for 2022

    We have an exciting year planned for our members

  • Past Events

  • Tue 30th Aug 2022

    Murray Gadd- Being an Effective Teacher of Writing

    We are very excited to be able to offer you all this workshop session with Murray Gadd this June. Murray is a very knowledgable and experienced researcher who, amongst other things, works directly with schools across NZ on inquiry projects aimed at lifting the engagement and progress/achievement of students in…

  • Thu 11th Mar 2021 — Fri 11th Mar 2022

    2021 Membership Form

    Become a member of the Waikato Literacy Association and enjoy a discounted rate to a number of events for both you and your students.

  • Mon 1st Mar 2021 — Fri 11th Mar 2022

    2021 Events calender

    We have an exciting range of events for 2021, for both students and educators- why not have a look!

  • Thu 25th Mar 2021

    Literacy through Play

    We are delighted to bring Linda Cheer from Longworth Education - specialists in Play Based Learning to present a workshop on Literacy through Play. Intended Audience: Junior School Educators, Early Childhood Educators and Management. Linda's presentation will focus on how we can teach literacy through the play. So, the main…

  • Wed 11th Dec 2019 — Fri 18th Dec 2020

    2020 Calander of Events

    Here is an exciting events calendar put together by our dedicated Waikato Team.

News

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  • Noteworthy: Welcome to 2022

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  • Noteworthy: Xmas Edition

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  • Noteworthy: Term Four 2021

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  • Noteworthy: Term Three 2021

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