Kate Arthur

Paint the Gong REaD Annual Reading day

Put the date in your diary for Paint the Gong REaD’s annual reading day to be held on 20th August at Westfield Warrawong.

There’ll be lots of great early literacy activities, singing, craft, puppets and Bright Spark our reading mascot will be there with her friend Billy Back pack. Come and join us.

Find out more here. 

Annual ZEST Award – winners!

unnamedCongratulations to Paint Holroyd REaD and Paint Parra REaD  (in partnership with the Parramatta Eels) who have won a Zest Award in the category of Exceptional Community Partnership across a region. The award was for the read with a mate,  a program which focuses on encouraging fathers and father-like figures to read and engage with their children, learning about early literacy and brain development and the important roles they play in their child’s development.


More book boxes!

Paint the Gong REaD have delivered the first of their book boxes to the new Homeless Hub in Kenny St and then off to the Harbour St doctors surgery and to the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service. Know of a place where families have to wait with young children? Let us know and we’ll make sure they can read a book while they wait.

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Book swap in the Hills

10922830_10206028977867036_4637030616811367465_nCongratulations to the team at Paint the Hills REaD for their book swap box at a local Gloria Jeans, where they regularly read with children.

Plus winning the Grill’d healthy burgers charity donation!

Paint Hawkesbury REaD and Bendigo Bank book boxes!

Puddles and the team at Paint Hawkesbury REaD delivered the first of 50 book baskets this month. Sponsored by the North Richmond branch of Bendigo Bank the remaining baskets will be distributed to coffee shops, doctors’ surgeries and other places during the year ensuring the local kids lots of opportunities to enjoy a good book!Puddles_Bendigo Bank Puddles_Bendigo Bank2

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