National Literacy and Numeracy Week represents a collaborative approach by the Australian Government and school communities to highlight the importance of literacy and numeracy skills for all children and young people, with a specific focus on school-aged children.
The Week gives schools the opportunity to be involved in a range of literacy and numeracy activities.
National Literacy and Numeracy Week (NLNW) is an Australian Government initiative, supported by Education Queensland.
In 2011, National Literacy and Numeracy Week will be celebrated from 29 August to 4 September.
The theme for 2011 is The Fundamentals are Fun!
The Week aims to recognise locally 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.
Schools across Australia can join the fun and celebrate National Literacy and Numeracy Week by taking part in the exciting national activities, Reach for the Stars, National Celebration of Literacy and the Dorothea Mackellar Poetry Awards.
For more information and what’s on near you, visit the national NLNW website www.literacyandnumeracy.gov.au