Every child, regardless of their ethnicity or family circumstances, can achieve success in reading and writing at a very young age if they are taught in the appropriate way.
Speaking at Plimmerton Rotary on 10th May, Joy Allcock described her “Shine” Literacy Project which has achieved remarkable results among 5 and
The next step in the process was for the teacher to talk about different ways in which a particular sound could be spelt depending on the word that contained the sound. Again, a lively interactive session would ensue.
To help in the process, Ms Allcock had developed several resources including work books, reading books, and a special “magic pen”, so named because it had the amazing capacity to read words for the children.
Ms Allcock was passionate about disrupting the “long tail” of
Accompanying Ms Allcock at the meeting were two local primary school teachers who spoke of their experience with the Shine programme. Rachel Woodley of Postgate School explained that 41% of their 5 and
Sarah Pupuke of Paremata School explained that their 5 and
Looking to the future, Ms Allcock explained that she had four main goals: to engage a full time or part time district
Induction of Dr Leigh Corner
Leigh was inducted and welcomed as a new member of the club. He was accompanied by his wife
In addition to partners, we had many visitors from Inner Wheel. We also welcomed Rachel Scott, from Partners Porirua who has taken over from Jane Hocking as our new liaison person for the Aotea College interviewing skills programme.
This is her life, Volume 1
Connie Palmer is a recent arrival in our club and gave us a stirring personal talk, beginning with a moving poem about her mother (which we hope to reproduce here).
Connie has had a varied career, beginning as a kindergarten teacher and later working for the Ministry of Energy. She then went back to university and graduated in Comparative Religion and English Literature. After this, she became a teacher and took up writing, and at present is at Aotea College, responsible for international students and English as a
Increasing self-esteem and confidence among IHC youth
Julie McLagan has written a lovely blog about the Rotary Best Speakers Award local heat and national final that will be taking place on Friday and Saturday, 27 and 28 May. Interest is high and there is still time for late entries up to Friday of this week so spread the word if you know of anyone who might like to enter. And as for the event itself, do talk to your family, friends and colleagues to see if they'd be interested in coming to hear these young people speak. This has been promoted
The Polio virus. Is it still a danger?
The work goes on and we hope we're making a difference with our contributions to The Rotary Foundation. Here's a blog to bring everyone up to date with the situation as at 1 May 2016. The video at the bottom of the page is well worth watching too.
Gillies McIndoe Gala Dinner
We've received an invitation to Save the Date for the Gala Dinner to support the work of the Gillies McIndoe Research Institute at The Boatshed on Wellington Waterfront on Thursday 21 July 2016. A full invitation will follow, but in the meantime, here's what we've received so far. In case you can't read this, it says that the
District Governor Changeover
This will be held on Sunday 26 June from 1.00-3.30 pm at the Tawa Bowling Club, Davies Street, Tawa when there will be an opportunity to thank DG Simon Manning and his team and to meet incoming DG Martin Garcia and Denise and the District Leadership team for 2016-2017. District Awards will be presented to Clubs at this event. You can register
Of course, the arrival of Leigh Corner has meant that the membership list needed to be amended. You can find the latest version, dated 10 May 2016, by going to Club Intranet, logging on and clicking on 'Full pdf of latest membership list' near the top of the right column. At the top of the column is the 'Club Members' Directory' and you'll find that Leigh has taken his place there too.