Literacy and Numeracy
Enhancing and expanding teachers' capabilities to lead literacy and numeracy learning.
Mana-enhancing teaching & learning experiences
We can support kaiako and teachers to strengthen their teaching practise in a manner that aligns with students aspirations, interests, and connects to the knowledge they bring from their own cultures and backgrounds.
Our expert facilitators build the literacy and numeracy capabilities of teachers and kaiako to accelerate student learning.
We believe every child deserves an equitable opportunity to succeed in life. We can design PLD that empowers you to support the students who need the most help.
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Explore our upcoming courses & workshops
Talk, Think, Read, Write: Practical Strategies for Supporting Early Literacy
This course will help Kaiāwhina / Teacher Aides / Learning Assistants to use the language, identity and culture of ākonga to support their strengths and needs in talking, reading and writing.
Focused on Māori student achievement, we bring Pāngarau to life with multimedia courses backed by evidence-based research including best practice from Te Puna Wānanga.
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Reading Recovery and Early Literacy Support
A proven early intervention for literacy learning, Reading Recovery helps 6-year-old readers and writers catch up with their classmates.
The aim of Reading Recovery is to prevent literacy difficulties at an early stage, before they begin to affect a child's educational progress.
Usually undertaken with 6-year-olds, it has proven to be an effective intervention for approximately 80% of the children who take part, helping over 300,000 New Zealand readers and writers since it was first established.
Our passionate and experienced kaiwhakaruruhau facilitators are dedicated to delivering world class PLD for schools across New Zealand, the Pacific, Australia and internationally.
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Making an impact
Hear from educators whose practice have been positively impacted by our innovative approach to learning and professional development.
Birdwood School's expanded approach to literacy
“We wanted to prioritise the older tamariki who missed out on literacy with Covid and interruptions to kura. We worked with Year Two and Year Three classes first and a Year One/Two class for the latter part of the year. Having that flexibility and being able to look at where the greatest need is has helped us implement something we think really works.
Over time we’ve noticed a change in the disposition of students, and a positive approach to opportunities. You’ll now find them reading on their own and going to the library by choice. This, for me as a kura leader, is absolutely outstanding and even more important than the data because it’s changing their mindset for the future.
It has been exceptional, not just for the classroom kaiako but, by osmosis, for the other adults in the room so we’ve been able to grow our pouāwhina āwhina in the classroom as well.
- Vikki Rihari, Principal
Amazed at his progress
"I recently had the opportunity of observing our Reading Recovery teacher working with a student that I had referred. I was amazed at his progress. When I first sat down with this student, he had very little phonological and phonemic awareness. His learning was inconsistent, and he was often unable to know letters and sounds from one day to the next. Now this student has many tools in his Kete. He is able to decode unknown sounds and words thus reading bigger words. He now comprehends what he is reading and is able to add intonation while he reads. Probably the biggest achievement and the one that he is most proud of is his ability to write short stories."
Sally Van der Weele - Learning Support Co-ordinator at Plateau Primary, Te Mārua, Upper Hutt
Non-believer to avid supporter
"So from a Principal that was a non believer on arrival to now a Principal that now has a teacher in training (to ensure sustainability and continue to share the program across the school), a believer that it certainly gives our students a fighting chance, and closes the learning gaps as they move on, I definitely support it!"
Clara Tuifao, Principal - St Michael's School, TAITA
Excellent Reading Recovery experience
We have found the Reading Recovery experience excellent. Communication has been fantastic and we have felt very well-supported to encourage Jack's reading at home and continue his learning with us. Jack's reading has improved immensely and without the RR, we believe he would have struggled with reading throughout the year and this would have led to him being frustrated and distracted.,
However, because of his learning with the Reading Recovery teacher, he is committed and has applied himself, he has enjoyed reading at home and has become confident in his ability. We can't thank you enough, for supporting Jack and allowing him the opportunity with Reading Recovery. Thank you so much!
Belinda Whyte, Parent - Ōhau School
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