Thank you to all the schools that joined in the fun of National Literacy and Numeracy Week. We hope you had a fantastic time and enjoyed participating in the activities.
Felicity is an author, teacher and lecturer. Her book The Incredible Here and Now won the 2014 Prime Minister's Literature Award in the Young Adult Fiction category. Felicity has over fifteen years teaching experience as a high school teacher, university tutor and community arts worker and is passionately committed to promoting creative writing and critical literacy among young people.
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 with his ability to combine mathematics with comedy!
For National Literacy and Numeracy Week this year Simon combined sport and statistics and created the activity Who Won It?
Sally-Ann Williams is the Engineering Community and Outreach Manager for Google Australia.
In that role she is responsible for a broad portfolio of programmes including leading Google’s efforts in computer science and Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education and outreach (K-12), research collaborations with universities, and entrepreneurship and start-up engagement.
We asked Sally-Anne what that means, why it is important and what inspires her.
We are very excited to announce the 2016 National Literacy and Numeracy Week Ambassadors. We welcome Sally-Ann Williams, our inaugural digital literacy ambassador and Adam Spencer as a new numeracy ambassador. We are delighted to welcome back our returning ambassadors, Simon Pampena for numeracy and Felicity Castagna for literacy.
Have you received your stickers, rulers and bookmarks yet? Make sure you register for your chance to receive a school pack containing these wonderful National Literacy and Numeracy Week items. There are a limited number of packs that will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.
This year, National Literacy and Numeracy Week will be held from 29 August – 4 September.
NLNW promotes the importance of literacy and numeracy at school and beyond. Following feedback, Digital Literacy has been included as a key feature in recognition that it is an important foundation skill for the 21st Century.
Thank you to all the schools that celebrated literacy and numeracy last week for the 17th National Literacy and Numeracy Week. We hope you had a fantastic time and enjoyed participating in the literacy and numeracy activities.
Last week, Numeracy Ambassador Simon Pampena visited Coburg Senior High School in Melbourne and treated the students to one of his mathematics shows. Our Literacy Ambassador Felicity Castagna visited three schools in the Sydney area to share the joy of reading and writing with students and parents. We are very grateful to have such fantastic ambassadors.
It’s a busy day on the National Literacy and Numeracy Week calendar today with a number of events taking place.
Read for Australia
Read for Australia is about involving parents/carers and the broader community to promote reading together. Sometimes schools invite parents and carers to a reading event in their class or school, others organise visits to local community centres, nursing homes or pre-schools.
The suggested books this year are:
Banjo and Ruby Red
Written by Libby Gleeson and illustrated by Freya Blackwood
This week our Literacy Ambassador, Felicity Castagna has enjoyed visiting a number of schools to help celebrate National Literacy and Numeracy Week.
Felicity was really impressed with the fantastic questions asked at the parent workshop held at Widemere Public School. She was thrilled with the interest of the parents and priority they had in getting their kids to enjoy reading and writing as well as the engagement of the school community.