Joy Allcock reports that 'this has been a busy year for the 26 schools in the Shine Literacy Project. A key focus for this year has been developing and strengthening the Lead Teacher network ... Keep Reading
We want every child in Porirua to Shine
Shine contributes to Porirua Plan
Shine is a collective impact process with the vision that children and young people in Porirua will shine. This priority is now firmly stated in the draft Long Term Plan for the city which proposes we have children and young people at the centre of our city decisions.
Participants in the Shine process strongly support this priority. Shine is a group of education stakeholders working together under the Collective Impact model to help Porirua youth to shine (not an organisation as is implied in the consultation document). Shine is focused on educational opportunities and outcomes but of course shares an interest in the other community outcomes listed under the same priority. Keep reading >>
Welcome to the Shine Porirua website
We are developing the site as not just a place for static information, but somewhere anyone can explore to learn what’s happening in Shine
A feature of the website is that it is a participant in the Our Porirua Online Community. That means some of the content is shared into that community to be seen in many other online places, and there will be some content generated in other websites that will be displayed here.
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The Banquet Hall that occupies the rim around the first floor at the front of the Beehive, is a surprisingly good venue. Good acoustics, good view, ample room and a change from the standard cavern. We were there on Monday evening to celebrate, as the invitation said Keep Reading
Pupils at Holy Family School have made a short video with the very strong message, 'Give Nothing to Racism'. They think it's a message worth sharing and, when you watch it, we're sure you will too. ... Keep Reading
Young students in Porirua enjoyed an exciting and engaging evening at Holy Family School for the inaugural ‘So’otaga Careers Expo’ on Wednesday 29th March. Keep Reading
Barry Dullabh, Associate Principal at Discovery School, shows us a video of happy Year 1 children learning how to use phonics under his guidance. He praises the work of Joy Allcock who has made such a difference with children throughout the city, particularly those who struggle with literacy. ... Keep Reading
The Shine summit was convened by leaders in the local education sector in 2013. Four lines of activity were identified by professional educators and interested members of the community. Keep Reading
The long-awaited Final Report for the Shine Literacy Project was released at a meeting with principals, teachers, sponsors and supporters on Tuesday 6 December 2016. When you read it, you will understand why it was so well received. Keep Reading
Eighteen months ago the Porirua City Council confirmed that Education is a strategic priority following its resolution to place children and young people at the centre of city decisions. Keep Reading
Your cv (curriculum vitae or course of life) is often your entry ticket to an interview. It should be clear, concise, accurate, well presented and perfect in terms of spelling and grammar. And you send it out in response to any job that looks as if it’s within your capabilities. Finally - the moment you’ve been waiting for. You get the lo... Keep Reading
Local decisions due next week will have important consequences for the ‘collective impact’ process proposed at the Shine summit in June 2013. The Mayor has convened a workshop for the Boards of Trustees responsible for compulsory education in Porirua in the first week of June. Keep Reading