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.

 

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Read the latest e-newsletter!

Tuesday 19 Aug, 2014

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Read for Australia – Sunday Chutney by Aaron Blabey

Monday 18 Aug, 2014

On Friday 29 August at 2pm AEST teachers, students and parents at schools across Australia will participate in the Read...

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Have you read the latest e-newsletter?

Tuesday 12 Aug, 2014

The fourth e-newsletter has some interesting articles and will give you all the...

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Fill out a short survey to enter the prize draw!

Tuesday 12 Aug, 2014

We know you’re all getting ready to participate in our fun NLNW activities. We hope you enjoy celebrating literacy and...

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Tuesday 12 Aug, 2014

Penguin is one of the world's three largest English language publishers. Penguin publishes books in a wide variety of...

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New videos from our ambassadors

Monday 04 Aug, 2014

Our ambassadors have provided us with new videos, covering some interesting and fun information. Literacy...

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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

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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.