03/03/14 - Extended Schools Literacy Events!
Parents from Newtownhamilton Primary, Cortamlet Primary and Newtownhamilton High have been invited to attend literacy evenings. The purpose of these evenings is to inform and assist parents in helping their children with their Reading and Writing.
The Reading event took place on 25th February 2014. The speaker was Mrs Kate O’Hanlon who worked for many years as a Literacy Adviser for the Southern Education and Library Board and is now a Consultant in such matters. Kate provided parents with strategies for developing the reading skills of their children and a list of popular authors who could develop the language skills of children. A document, which was provided on the night, has been attached which demonstrates how reading skills can be developed. Please download this and if you have any queries please contact Mrs K Robinson (Head of English in Newtownhamilton High).
Another event has been organised for Tuesday 11th March 2014 and it will be held in Cortamlet Primary School at 7.30pm. The focus will be on developing writing skills. We would encourage any parents who may have concerns about their child’s literacy abilities to attend this meeting. Please phone ahead to our school office so that we have accurate catering numbers for the night.