The Shine Porirua Literacy Project

The Project Takes Shape During May (2014)

The elements of the Shine Porirua Literacy Project have come together:

  • Initial professional development for teachers using the 'Sounds Like Fun' approach was complete
  • Te Aho o Te Kura Pounamu (the Correspondence School) agreed to second Margaret Paterson to coordinate the project
  • The Porirua Foundation, with assistance from Infinity Foundation, had the funds necessary to enable the start of gathering data from children starting school in Term Two
  • Parents' consents were obtained and assessors began to obtain baseline data.

Initial assessments of children's readiness to learn will be completed in participating and comparison schools during the Second Term.

Origins: A Professional Development Journey

When junior literacy achievement results weren’t looking too good, Titahi Bay School decided to do something about it. School principal, Kerry Delaney reflects on their learning journey here. 

This project grew out of the three-year pilot study carried out at Titahi Bay School between 2010 and 2012. A small number of key changes were made to the teaching of literacy in the junior school which led to significant improvements in literacy achievement over this three-year period. Keep reading >>

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