6 – 8 September 2023, we will be celebrating our 9th National Conference on Wiradjuri Country at Parkes NSW, the birthplace of PTTR. Our theme is Storytelling and Told Stories.
It is fitting that it will fall in National Child Protection Week and on Indigenous Literacy Day.
Told stories gives every child everywhere a fair go (this year’s NCPW theme) at learning who they are, and where they have come from. The Conference will begin with Indigenous storytelling – the very best and right place to start.
If you’d like to know more about the Conference, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Senior managers committed to supporting grass roots workers and volunteers getting the message about REaD from Birth out into the community.
Whole families invited. All activities reading, singing, drawing, looking at animals, focussed around children.
Children loving their PTTR mascot – Rooby Roo AND knowing what Rooby loves to do best of all – reading.
Sustainability – being there for the long haul. In Penrith’s case now over 10 years.
A clear message: Spread the word. Reading is important from Day 1!
Rooby Roo has a special message for children who read and sing everyday. Well done! You are growing your brain. A big thank you to all family members who make time to read and sing with little ones. You are making a big difference in their lives.
If so, we’d love you to donate to Paint the Town REaD in this financial year!
It’s as easy as. Just go to our Justgiving Page. As a registered charity, any gifts over $2 are tax deductible.
Helping to prepare a child so that they will be ready for learning at school takes patience and time. But it is critical for how well they will learn to read and write, matriculate and move into adult life.
So you may not see the outcomes in your lifetime, but the children you help today will!
Although signed off earlier this year, COVID (or course!) has stopped us getting together in person – so we met over a ZOOM call today.
Needless to say lack of an official launch has not stopped Goodstart WA services and WA PTTR members working together, firstly with Decoration Packs for Goodstart Services, reading visits and a partnership with Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library and UWWA.
Watch this space for what the partnership will create in 2022!
Yesterday marked the launch of our latest REaD and Sing with Me at Home campaign, particularly for our communities who are in lockdown. We are celebrating reading and singing at home especially on Wednesdays.
Check out your local PTTR facebook pages – and share with your friends – to see what is happening in your local community.
Here are some:@Paint Inner West Read, @Paint Liverpool Read, @Paint Mt Druitt with Rooby Roo, @Paint Canterbury Read, @All Areas Family Day Care, @Paint the Gong Read, @Paint the Town REaD
For those of us in lockdown (or not!) Wednesday is the day to spend lots of time with our children reading and singing.