Murrurundi Public School celebrates national Literacy and Numeracy Week

LITERACY WEEK: Emmalyn Hynes enjoying reading a book in class.

LITERACY WEEK: Emmalyn Hynes enjoying reading a book in class.

IT may only be a small school, but it’s big on commitment.

Murrurundi Public School has established a Read, Every Day program and is working towards having 100 per cent of students reading every night at home.

Principal Leeanne Batho has said it’s a goal the school introduced following on from National Literacy and Numeracy Week last week.

“Literacy and Numeracy really is the foundation of learning for every child,” she said

“If a child has these basics skills, then they are equipped with the tools they need to succeed in any field they choose into the future.

“This is why our school provides a great emphasis on literacy and numeracy programs that benefit each individual student.”

National Literacy and Numeracy Week provides students, parents and schools the opportunity to explore reading, writing and numeracy and get involved in a range of literacy and numeracy activities. 

The week aims to recognise the achievements of students and the work of teachers, parents and members of the community who support young people to develop stronger literacy and numeracy skills.

“When we achieve this goal, there is a very special surprise for the students that I am sure they will all be very excited about,” Principal Leeanne Batho said.

“Parents and carers can have a big impact on their children’s education.”

Literacy and numeracy tips for parents are available at https://www.literacyandnumeracy.gov.au/parents#parentTips. There is also a Learning Potential app which has helpful tips to be involved in your child’s learning. The app can be downloaded at www.learningpotential.gov.au.