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
- Sandie Haddock
- Judith Woodham
- Mel Sargent
- Todd Burton
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The Waikato team of organised an exciting line up of events for children and educators this year.
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…
Here is an exciting events calendar put together by our dedicated Waikato Team.
Rob Southam will be speaking at Waikato University. The event is designed for students, beginning teachers and their tutor teachers.
The Books for Babes initiative marks International Literacy Day, celebrated annually on 8 September. A day set by UNESCO to celebrate and highlight the importance of literacy. This year focuses on ‘Literacy and Multilingualism’. Scholastic, in partnership with Waikato Literacy Association, have gifted 50 books to be donated to Huntly…
On Saturday 7th of September young Waikato writers and illustrators, aged between 9 and 13, have an opportunity to attend the 2019 Young Authors Conference. This biennial event has a fabulous cast of 12 talented authors, illustrators (and entertainers) from near and afar- including some New Zealand favourites: Des Hunt,…
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A first person account from a student teacher who attended the Power of the Book event at Waikato University for Rob Southam
On Saturday 7th of September around 140 enthusiastic and aspiring young writers and illustrators, aged between 9 and 13, arrived at Berkley Intermediate, in Hamilton, to take advantage of the 2019 Young Authors Conference. This biennial event had a fabulous cast of 12 talented authors, illustrators (and entertainers) from near…
The Books for Babes initiative marks International Literacy Day, celebrated annually on 8 September. A day set by UNESCO to celebrate and highlight the importance of literacy. This year focused on ‘Literacy and Multilingualism’. However, Waikato Literacy Association mobilized a bilingual approach guided by the following whakataukī: He aha te…