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
- Todd Burton
- Kerry Horan
- Mel Sargent
- Kylie Te Arihi
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We have an exciting range of events for 2021, for both students and educators- why not have a look!
Become a member of the Waikato Literacy Association and enjoy a discounted rate to a number of events for both you and your students.
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…
Here is an exciting events calendar put together by our dedicated Waikato Team.
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…
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…
Sheena Cameron & Louise Dempsey sharing their expertise.
What's been happening with Literacy in the Mighty Waikato...
Here's how 2020 started down in the Waikato...
2019-2020 President Report presented at Waikato's AGM in March by Sandie Haddock. Sandie is now acting as Past President.
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.
Here's the latest from the Waikato during the COVID-19 Lockdown.