Literacy and Numeracy Week
The importance for children and young people to develop literacy and numeracy skills is the central message of National Literacy and Numeracy Week, which runs until 4 September.
New South Wales public schools are taking part in a variety of activities around this year's theme, The Fundamentals are Fun, including:
- Reach for the Stars - students collect, share and investigate data
- Read for Australia – teachers, students and members of the local community are invited to read together
- Digital Stories – students create their own digital stories and share them via an online gallery.
The results of the Dorothea Mackellar Poetry Awards competition—the largest poetry competition for school-aged children in Australia—will be announced on Friday 2 September.