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
- Sandra Neil
- Mel Sargent
- Kylie Te Arihi
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Here is an exciting events calendar put together by our dedicated Waikato Team.
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…
All welcome to our AGM. Nibbles and drink provided. Begins at 4.45pm @ The Cottage, Hillcrest Normal School.
The Waikato team of organised an exciting line up of events for children and educators this year.
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…
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.
What a great year for Literacy in the Waikato!
See what's been happening in the Waikato...