If you need help with reading or writing in English and are a permanent resident, you can contact us by phone or email to discuss your circumstances. Apart from a small enrolment fee, lessons are free for as long as you need them.
Literacy Network will be participating in this event again in 2018. We will have a stand at Dee Why RSL who are generous donors to our organisation. We will join over 50 organisations who volunteer on the northern beaches to present our programs and provide information to the public.
Vesna, the co-ordinator of the Volunteers Expo, has a professional photographer lined up to take pictures of volunteers and their pets for a booklet to be distributed by the Council.
At the beginning of May 2018 we completed an eight-week training session. We welcomed seven new tutors to the organisation. Our tutors specialise in teaching adults to read and write on a one-to-one basis. They focus on individual needs and work with the student to plan a relevant and interesting program. Sessions may take place in the student’s home, a library, the Literacy Network office, in a park or a coffee shop.
The Literacy Network celebrated the successes of 2017 with a wonderful lunch together on Friday 1st December. To all who could not join us, Happy Christmas and a wonderful New Year.
The next training course for volunteer English tutors will run on Tuesday mornings between 10 October and 28 November. There are vacancies on the waiting list for new students, too. Call 0405 313 986.
Time: 10am – 12.30 pm each Tues morning for 8 weeks
Place: Level 1, 14 William St Brookvale
The Annual General Meeting of Literacy Network Manly Warringah Inc. for the 12 months July 2016 to June 2017 will be held at
Northern Beaches Community College
Training Room 5
William Street, Brookvale
Saturday 26th August, 2017 at 10.00am.
State Library of NSW
Monday 11 September 2017
This event is principally for librarians but anyone can attend. There is a very interesting morning program, with emphasis on teaching adults to read. We hope to have some tutors from Literacy Network attending.
Tickets are free but bookings are essential: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/lit-up-a-literacy-forum-2017-tickets-36574881455
Join in fitness fun
Health program to benefit children and parents
A FREE, 10-week healthy lifestyle program that children can do with their parents is starting at North Narrabeen next week.
Manly Vale’s Geiselle Rincon did the program with her son Santiago, 9. Picture: Annika EnderborgThe Go4Fun program teaches eligible children, aged 7-13 about exercise and nutrition. Their parents also attend and learn how to help their children become healthier.
It will run every Tuesday, from 4.30-6.30pm, at the Pittwater Sports Centre.
Spokesman Jonathon Noyes said the program used games, sport and fun interactive activities.
“We’ve tried to make the program as convenient as possible for parents, who may be concerned about the eating habits and fitness of their children, but are not really sure what steps to take towards a healthier lifestyle,” Mr Noyes said.
Manly Vale resident Geiselle Rincon loved the program which she did with her nine-year-old son, Santiago,
“My son has started to choose healthier food for himself and has started reading the labels at the supermarket,” Ms Rincon said.
For more details, phone Go4Fun on 1800 780 900 or go to go4fun.com.au.
Many thanks to the Manly Daily, 23 April 2016
Literacy Network has received the following information about ESL classes as well as conversation classes in our local area.
*ST MATHEWS – The Corso Manly (9977 6249)
ESL classes on Mondays 9:20-11:30am ( Fees $20 per term – concessions available)
Conversation classes – all levels – Thursdays 5:45-7:00pm
*COMMUNITY CONNECT : 30 Fisher Rd, Dee Why (9982 6985)
Classes suited to Chinese students, Mondays 10am-12pm
Beginners on Mondays 2:30-3:30pm
Conversation on Wednesdays 12:30-1:30pm
* BROOKVALE COMMUNITY CENTRE ( Pat Duggan 0427 538 646)
Conversation classes on Tuesdays at 2pm