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    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

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    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…

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    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…

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    President’s Report

    The latest news from the WLA President...

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    LIBRARIES ALIVE

    FULL STEAM AHEAD! 2019 Another great WLA 'Libraries Alive' event hosted by Southwell School library.A number of our regions more 'far flung' schools joined us to learn more about STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Mathematics)

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    Boy oh Boy

    Dr Irwin challenged us to look at the way we engage with our boys and think about how our class environment and programmes could be adapted to be more ‘boy friendly.’  He acknowledged that some boys take up a large ‘space’ in the classroom with their noise, movement and energy.…

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    Books for Babies at Te Awamutu Birthing Centre

    50 delicately gift-wrapped children's books kindly donated by Scholastic were gifted to the Te Awamutu Birthing Centre. Committee members from Waikato Literacy Association who helped make this event possible were able to present a new book to the parents on behalf of their newborn babies. Every newborn will receive a…

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    Message from our President

    Here's a brief introduction to our new WLA (Waikato Literacy Association) President, Sandie Haddock