National Literacy and Numeracy Week 2014 announced

Media Release
  • Minister for Education
  • Leader of the House

Teachers, parents and students are being encouraged to explore reading, writing and mathematics for this year’s National Literacy and Numeracy Week held from 25 to 31 August 2014.

Minister for Education, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, said throughout the year teachers, parents and members of the community support young people to develop strong literacy and numeracy skills.

“National Literacy and Numeracy week is a celebration of these efforts and the importance of reading, writing and mathematics,” Mr Pyne said.

Mr Pyne also encouraged parents to get involved in this year’s activities with their children.

“We know that parents are one of the most important influences on a child’s education,” Mr Pyne said.

“When I’m home in Adelaide I make a point to read to my children every night to encourage them to read.”

“Learning with parents can make literacy and numeracy a fun experience for children, and that is what Literacy and Numeracy Week is all about.”

As part of the week, teachers and students across the country will be encouraged to explore elements of literacy and numeracy through a series of fun activities.

Initiatives like National Literacy and Numeracy Week are part of the Australian Government’s Students First approach, focussing on four key areas that will make a difference to students:

  • teacher quality
  • principal autonomy
  • parental engagement
  • strengthening the curriculum.

For further information about National Literacy and Numeracy Week visit, www.literacyandnumeracy.gov.au.

For more information about the Australian Government’s Students First approach, visit www.studentsfirst.gov.au.

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