On 21 February 2019, Joy Allcock presented a short summary of the Shine Literacy Project for the 2018 year together with the full report ... Keep Reading
Writing & Reading
Children are learning to write and read successfully as a result of a network of teachers who have committed to ensuring that their teaching is relevant to all the children in their classrooms. This programme has been running since July 2014. It has been rigorously evaluated and the blogs below report progress step by step.
You can respond with a comment in any of the blog posts below or have your say in our overall Writing & Reading Forum page (above right).
There is also a specific site for this project here.
Three Word Detective kits have been delivered to Dillons Bay School, in the southern island of Erromango in Vanuatu during the term 2 holidays ... Keep Reading
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
Plimmerton Rotary’s annual book fair has again been hugely popular, with a queue of keen buyers forming up a full hour before opening time on the first day, Saturday 17th March. Held as usual at the Porirua Kennel Club in Prosser Street, the fair attracted people from all walks of life, bound together by their love of books ... Keep Reading
The resources available to schools participating in the Shine Literacy Initiative have been developed and refined through 2017.The primary objective of the Initiative is to ensure that all children have equitable opportunities to learn to write and read and the statistics are now available for all to see ... 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
Every child, regardless of their ethnicity or family circumstances, can achieve success in reading and writing at a very young age if they are taught in the appropriate way. Joy Allcock described her “Shine” Literacy Project which has achieved remarkable results among 5 and 6 year olds. Keep Reading
Here are the long-awaited interim results for the Shine Literacy project from the assessments completed in December 2015. This covers the Reading results and the Teacher Knowledge survey. Keep Reading
The fourth round of assessments will be completed on the 4th December and we will have the results from this round early in the new year. It is amazing to see the knowledge and skills children have acquired in such a short time at school! Keep Reading
On 1 September 2015 the assessment results from the first year of the Shine literacy project were presented at a function held at Whitireia Polytechnic.You can read the report of these results here. Keep Reading
The Shine Literacy Project is showing accelerated progress for Maori and Pasifika children in their first year at school. Dale Husband of Radio Waatea (6.30am) interviewed Joy Allcock to find out more about the project. Keep Reading
The structure of the Literacy Project has changed for the second year which began in July 2015. Most of the comparison schools have joined the trial which means that the number of classrooms using the approach being trialled has increased from the original 28 Year 1 classrooms in 17 schools to 114 year 1 and 2 classrooms in 28 schools. ... Keep Reading
On Tuesday 1 September, Professor James Chapman from Massey University will will explain the results of the first year of the Shine Literacy Project.and their significance in terms of educational outcomes. Eleven of the fifteen Comparison schools have taken up the Sounds Like Fun approach in the second year of the project. Keep Reading