Story sharing at Holy Family, Emerton
Students and families of Holy Family Primary, Emerton celebrated a dual event on Wednesday 2 September, hosting a story sharing morning to mark National Reading Day and to honour grandparents through the school’s annual grandparent’s day.
National Reading Day is a key event of National Literacy and Numeracy Week, aimed at promoting a love of reading and raising awareness of the value of reading. Holy Family Primary chose to utilise this event to recognise the importance of families in the development of their children’s literacy skills and broader education. Parents and grandparents were invited along for a morning of story sharing followed by a community morning tea.
‘We were thrilled with this special day as it gave us the opportunity to, once again, highlight the importance of literature in our lives and encourage a love of reading,’ said literacy coordinator, Nadine Meredith.
Given the large number of Indigenous families in the Holy Family community, it was fitting that the day coincided with Indigenous Literacy Day, an initiative of the Fred Hollows Foundation and the Australian Book Industry, aiming to improve Indigenous literacy levels.
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