Shine Porirua is planning a celebration of International Literacy Day on Sunday 8 September - see the UNESCO website here.
One of the underpinning goals of the Shine Porirua initiative is to work with children and their families to get them more ready to learn. We know from research (Pisa, 2009) that children who are voracious readers achieve better long-term schooling results.
Celebrations will include fun, hands-on activities whanau can do together to promote reading, writing and spelling skills. Keep posted for more soon.