National Literacy and Numeracy Week 2014


CalendarWelcome to the National Literacy and Numeracy Week (NLNW) website! Here you will find all the information and resources you need to participate in this year’s literacy and numeracy activities.

The Week will be held during 25-31 August. This is the 16th NLNW and we are excited to celebrate learning with schools, students, parents and teachers.

This year, we are encouraging parents to get involved and participate in the week because positive parental engagement and involvement influences good student learning outcomes.

Check the website frequently for new information. We will keep you updated on the literacy and numeracy activities and also include lots of interesting and useful resources. You can also sign up to our newsletter which will provide you with all latest news and information.


Latest News


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Wednesday 30 Jul, 2014

Macquarie Dictionary is a sponsor of National Literacy and Numeracy Week. This year, there are six sponsors who will...

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Read the third NLNW e-newsletter

Tuesday 29 Jul, 2014

The latest edition of the NLNW e-newsletter has lots of interesting articles....

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Parent engagement and NLNW

Tuesday 22 Jul, 2014

Did you know that what you do at home can help your kids do better at school? When parents are engaged in their...

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Read the latest NLNW newsletter

Monday 14 Jul, 2014

Find out how preparations for NLNW 2014 are going by reading the...

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Thursday 10 Jul, 2014

This year, National Literacy and Numeracy Week (NLNW) have six...

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Meet our 2014 Ambassadors

Wednesday 11 Jun, 2014

The National Literacy and Numeracy Ambassadors have been announced! We are pleased to welcome Alison Lester to the role...

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Read the first newsletter for 2014!

Wednesday 11 Jun, 2014

The first National Literacy and Numeracy Week (NLNW) newsletter for 2014 is now...

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Explore the website

Friday 16 May, 2014

  Welcome to the new National Literacy and Numeracy Week website! The website has been redesigned to...

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Meet the Literacy and Numeracy Ambassadors

Alison Lester

Alison Lester

Literacy Ambassador

Alison Lester will be the 2014 Literacy Ambassador for National Literacy and Numeracy week. Alison is an Australian Children’s Laureate, having served in that position in 2012 and 2013. Alison has published over 25 children’s picture books and young adult novels. 

Alison has won many literary awards including the 2005 Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) Picture Book of the Year Award for Are We There Yet? and the 2012 CBCA Eve Pownall Book of the Year Award for One Small Island

For more information, visit Alison Lester's website.

Simon Pampena

Simon Pampena

Numeracy Ambassador

Simon has been the Numeracy Ambassador for NLNW since 2009. He is known as the ‘Maths Man’ and has captured the minds and imaginations of many students with his ability to combine the ideas of mathematics with comedy.

Simon appears regularly on ABC1’s Catalyst Program, Discovery International and YouTube channel Numberphile.

He has also written, produced and performed in eleven maths comedy shows for the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Darwin Arts Festival, Adelaide Fringe and the Edinburgh International Science Festival.

To find out more, visit Simon Pampena's website.