National Literacy and Numeracy Week 2014

 

CalendarWelcome to the National Literacy and Numeracy Week (NLNW) website! NLNW 2014 has now concluded. Thank you to all the schools, students and teachers that made this year’s NLNW such a great success.The 2014 prize winners have been announced. Details about NLNW in 2015 will be available early next year.

 

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Prizes

Tuesday 23 Sep, 2014

The list of 2014 NLNW prize winning schools is now available! Find out if your class has...

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Wrapping up NLNW

Wednesday 03 Sep, 2014

Thank you to all the schools that celebrated literacy and numeracy last week for the 16th National Literacy and...

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Literacy Ambassador celebrates NLNW with a school visit!

Wednesday 27 Aug, 2014

Well-known Australian author Alison Lester today helped celebrate National Literacy and Numeracy Week with the students...

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National Literacy and Numeracy Week is here!

Monday 25 Aug, 2014

Today marks the start of National Literacy and Numeracy Week, which aims to celebrate learning and raise awareness of...

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The latest edition of the e - newsletter is out!

Monday 25 Aug, 2014

In the latest edition of the e-newsletter, you will find a great summary of the...

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Walker Books

Thursday 21 Aug, 2014

Walker Books Australia has been bringing the best of children's publishing...

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Read the latest e-newsletter!

Tuesday 19 Aug, 2014

The fifth e-newsletter has a great summary of the...

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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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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.