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

  • Past Events

  • Thu 23rd Jul 2020

    Sheena Cameron & Louise Dempsey: A Balancing Act

    Workshop description: In this practical workshop, Sheena and Louise will discuss: the shared reading approach and its place in the balanced reading programme the importance of talk in shared reading resources to use for shared reading the benefits of using shared reading across all levels of the school planning and…

  • 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.

  • Thu 26th Mar 2020

    Literacy Through Play

    We are delighted to bring 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. This is to be held at Te Ao Mārama School - Hare Puke Drive, Hamilton Cost $35 for Members…

  • Thu 12th Mar 2020

    AGM for Waikato Literacy Association

    All welcome to our AGM. Nibbles and drink provided. Begins at 4.45pm @ The Cottage, Hillcrest Normal School.

  • Wed 13th Feb 2019 — Fri 20th Dec 2019

    2019 Calendar of Events

    The Waikato team of organised an exciting line up of events for children and educators this year.

  • Wed 11th Sep 2019

    Rob Southam- Power of the Book

    Rob Southam will be speaking at Waikato University. The event is designed for students, beginning teachers and their tutor teachers.

News

  • A Balancing Act: with a closer look at shared reading years 1-8

    Sheena Cameron & Louise Dempsey sharing their expertise.

  • WLA Noteworthy: No 2, 2020

    What's been happening with Literacy in the Mighty Waikato...

  • WLA Noteworthy: No 1, 2020

    Here's how 2020 started down in the Waikato...

  • 2019-2020 President Report

    2019-2020 President Report presented at Waikato's AGM in March by Sandie Haddock. Sandie is now acting as Past President.

  • 9th Regional NZLA Leadership Workshop.

    On Saturday 14th of March committee members from Tai Tokerau, Auckland, Waiariki, Tauranga and Waikato Literacy Councils came together at Papatoetoe West School in Auckland to discuss a range of topics. The workshop was facilitated by members of our NZLA (New Zealand Literacy Association) executive committee.

  • President’s Report

    Here's the latest from the Waikato during the COVID-19 Lockdown.