Reading Recovery is an effective early literacy intervention designed to significantly reduce the number of children with literacy difficulties in schools.   Reading Recovery is supported and significantly funded by the New Zealand Ministry of Education as part of the Literacy and Numeracy Strategy.   Developed in New Zealand, Reading Recovery is now widely implemented in English speaking countries throughout the world.   This programme is led by a trained teacher and your child will be involved in a 1-on-1 lesson each school day for 30 minutes. Children remain on the programme for up to 20 weeks (two terms).


Reading Recovery has been successful in encouraging reading progress in 6 to 7-year-olds throughout New Zealand. The programme is expensive to run but our Board of Trustees recognise the importance of reading for educational success and choose to support the programme by making funding and resources available.



In return, we expect parents to support the school and more importantly their child, while they are on Reading Recovery. This can be done by:


  • Ensuring your child has the best attendance possible. It is important that Reading Recovery sessions happen each day.
  • Visiting and observing your child having a lesson when requested. The children will have pride in their achievements and would like to share their work with you.
  • Taking the time to listen to your child read at home. The children will be familiar with the books they are bringing home   listen and enjoy.
  • Caring for books and resources that are sent home and returning them to school each day. An important part of learning is self management   help your child learn to help themselves.


The education of your child is very important to us.   If you have any enquiries regarding reading recovery please don't hesitate to come and have a chat.



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