Yearly Archives: 2015

Lady Cosgrove becomes Patron of Paint the Town REaD

Paint the Town REaD is delighted to announce that Lady Cosgrove has become its Patron.

Lady Cosgrove, wife of His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd), invited Rhonda Brain OAM, Chair of the PTTR Board, and Barbie Bates, its Executive Director, to afternoon tea at Government House in Canberra, to celebrate the new partnership.

‘We were thrilled to meet Lady Cosgrove, and to learn that she has such a strong commitment to giving Australia’s children the best start in life,’ said Rhonda Brain after the meeting.

‘We talked about the importance of reading, talking, singing with our babies from birth, and shared photos of the little ones in our lives. We’re looking forward to seeing more photos of Grandma and Grandpa Cosgrove reading with their grandson.’

With the spread of PTTR across five States, and Lady Cosgrove’s commitment to family and children, PTTR considers her an ideal national Patron.

Lady Cosgrove reviewing the latest PTTR publication, How to feed your Baby’s Brain, in an Arabic Translation, flanked by Barbie Bates (PTTR Executive Director) and Rhonda Brain (PTTR Chair and Founder)
Lady Cosgrove reviewing the latest PTTR publication, How to feed your Baby’s Brain, in an Arabic Translation, flanked by Barbie Bates (PTTR Executive Director) and Rhonda Brain (PTTR Chair and Founder)

Paint Canterbury REaD

Congratulations to Paint Canterbury REaD in Sydney on the safe arrival of their reading egg.

We’re looking forward to finding out the mascot’s name in the New Year, once the children of Canterbury have done their job of reading and singing with the egg to make it grow!

Canterbury Mayor Brian Robson, and CEO of Canterbury leagues Club, Dave Brace and Kindergarten students from Belmore Sth Public School welcome the egg's arrival.
Canterbury Mayor Brian Robson, and CEO of Canterbury Leagues Club, Dave Brace and kindergarten students from Belmore Sth Public School celebrate  the egg’s arrival.

The Eagle has landed!

Kora the Sea Eagle mascot for Paint the Lake REaD hatched last weekend. The children of Lake Macquarie were there to greet her, when the local water police brought her by boat to the jetty.

Jodie Harrison, Mayor of Lake Macquarie, and Auntie Zelma Moran with Kora the sea eagle mascot.
Jodie Harrison, Mayor of Lake Macquarie, and Auntie Zelma Moran reveal Kora’s name.

Earlier she had been named by the Mayor, Jodie Harrison, and Auntie Zelma Moran. And so was launched the Paint the Town REaD’s first joint Aboriginal and mainstream community from the very beginning.

Kora means ‘companion’ in the local Awabakal language. What better name to give the mascot, who will be the reading companion for Lake Macquarie’s children?

The Sea Eagle is also the totem for the Awabakal people.

Cuddle time with Puddles

11882306_1648110565459423_221849918828306408_oA lovely post from Paint Hawkesbury REaD this week ‘Had a big cuddle with Puddles while at my sewing group at North Richmond Community Centre. What a wonderful promotion to encourage children to read. Love the concept! From Grandma Joan’

Thank you for sharing Puddles!

Paint the Swan REaD Annual Reading Week

Paint the Swan REaD invites you to get involved in our Annual Reading Week

Children’s Week October 24th – November 1st 2015

There will be a special focus on 4 communities in the City of Swan

1) Midland
2) Ellenbrook
3) Altone
4) Bullsbrook

Business or Shop owners!

  • Decorate your shop in red for Children’s Week.
  • Offer to read to children in your shop on 27th October.
  • Donate items for fundraisers or for the Reading Event.
  • Sponsor items for Reading week e.g. a Reading tent, books, library bags or stickers.

Libraries and Child and Family Services!

  • Host or Plan to include your service in activities in your area.

Families!

  • Take your children to join in the free and fun local activities.

Everyone!

  • Volunteer to join a local planning group for one of the 4 communities.
  • Where ever you are stop and read at 11am on 27th October!

For more information and to get involved in activities in your area ask for information at your local library, visit the Paint the Swan REaD Facebook site or contact Fiona Lee at CLAN Midland on 9250-6335