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 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.

  • 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…

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Sun 8th Sep 2019

    Books for Babes

    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…

News

  • WLA Noteworthy: No 3, 2019

    What a great year for Literacy in the Waikato!

  • WLA Noteworthy: No 2, 2019

    See what's been happening in the Waikato...

  • WLA Noteworthy: No 1, 2019

    See how we've been promoting literacy in the Waikato

  • Power of the Book- A Rob Southam Event

    A first person account from a student teacher who attended the Power of the Book event at Waikato University for Rob Southam

  • Young Authors and Illustrators Conference 2019

    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…

  • Books for Babes 2019

    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…