Would you like to enrol with us?

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.


Volunteers Expo – Northern Beaches Council event 23 May

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.

2018 Tutor Training

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.

Mobile phones are great teaching aids!


2017 Christmas Lunch

Lunch at Dee Why RSL December 2017
Lunch at Dee Why RSL December 2017

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.

End of year party 2017

Please join us to celebrate the end of another successful year for the Literacy Network Manly-Warringah and meet our wonderful volunteers.  santaAll members welcome to attend for lunch, a drink or just to catch up.

Where: Dee Why RSL Club – in the upper area
When: 1st December at 12 Noon

Notice of Annual General Meeting 2017

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. 



It was good to see one of our Literacy Network members in the news recently supporting healthy eating on the Northern Beaches.

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


Information update on local ESL and conversations classes


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