Library initiative gives children chance to build skills

March 5, 2015 by  

Primary school children in Fairfield and Smithfield, New South Wales , are being offered an opportunity to improve maths and literacy abilities.

The Fairfield Council initiative has been introduced to assist students enrolled in Years 2 to 6.

According to Frank Carbone, Fairfield’s mayor, the program provides a great opportunity for building important skills for the future and also aims to increase the confidence of its young participants.

He said the maths and literacy tutoring would be undertaken by dedicated teachers in a friendly environment that encouraged children to excel.

In addition, the program will provide ongoing assistance to parents who are endeavouring to address the literacy needs of their children.

The first two terms of the course will focus on preparing students to sit for the National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) scheduled for May 2015 as well as concentrating on the art of creative writing.

Services such as flyer printing will assist in spreading the word of the learning program.

Parents interested in enrolling their children are required to provide a pen or pencil, exercise book, and recent report card from the child’s school. Weekly sessions will be held from 3.30pm to 5pm each Thursday.

Demand for the course has been strong, with libraries throughout Fairfield already booked out. However, a number of places are still available for the program at Wetherill Park library.