This week (31 August to 6 September 2009) across Australia is National Literacy and Numeracy Week (NLNW).
What is the Aim of National Literacy and Numeracy Week
NLNW promotes the importance of literacy and numeracy as fundamental life skills and highlights effective literacy and numeracy practices on a national scale.
This week gives schools the opportunity to be involved in a range of activities and to recognise the achievements of students and teachers, parents and members of the community who support young people to develop stronger literacy and numeracy skills.
What are the Key Activities for National Literacy and Numeracy Week 2009
All schools can participate in three exciting NLNW 2009 activities and win great prizes:
- Reach for the Stars (numeracy mass participation activity)
- National Reading Day (literacy mass participation activity)
- Dorothea Mackellar Poetry Awards (national awards ceremony).
Encourage your school community to get involved. Great ideas, resources and materials will be available to support teachers and students to participate in NLNW activities.
NLNW events are also run locally, check out the State and Territory activities map.