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. 



Article on Literacy Network in the Manly Daily

Service makes real impact on literacy

THIS year marks the 30th anniversary of the Literacy Network Manly Warringah.

Students and tutors benefit from working with each other.The service has existed to assist adults who experience difficulty with English.

Lit Net is a community based organisation that trains volunteer tutors to help native speakers, as well as those with migrant backgrounds, improve their English language skills.

“After tutors have completed an eight-week training program, they are matched with students with whom they work on a oneto-one basis,” co-director Amanda McDougall said.

“Tutors and students meet weekly for up to two hours in students’ homes, in a library or at the Lit Net office,” she said.

She said tutors, as well as students, came from a variety of backgrounds.

“They bring wonderful life experiences to Lit Net,” she said.

Mrs McDougall said many students arrived in Australia with a limited educational background. “The aim is to help as many people as possible with literacy,” she said.

There are still a number of students waiting to be matched to tutors.

The next training session for tutors begins Tuesday April 5 and runs every Tuesday until May 24, 10am to 12.30pm in Brookvale.

Details: 0405 313 986.


Many thanks to the Manly Daily.

Notice of AGM, September 19, 2015






AGM and Members Workshop.

TIME: 10.00 am to 12 pm, Saturday September 19, 2015

VENUE: Literacy Network office, Level 1, 14 William St Brookvale

Our Annual General Meeting is fast approaching! To be held in our new office at the Northern Beaches Community College, Brookvale, the AGM will be an opportunity (in addition to AGM formalities) for members to see our new office and to participate in workshops where they can share their experiences with other members as well as learn about new resources/websites which can help with tutoring. Morning tea will be provided.

Parking in William Street is difficult; members are advised to park at Warringah Mall and take the short walk across Pittwater Rd and along William St.

We are keen to find new members who might be interested in joining the Management Committee. If you are interested and want more information, please feel free to call Robyn Smith: 0421 339187 or Chris McGuigan:  0411 215088.


Chris McGuigan


24 August 2015


Thank you to our sponsors!


Literacy Network would like to thank Dee Why RSL for another generous donation in 2015. As a voluntary organisation, solely dependent on the work of volunteers, Literacy Network relies on the support of several local councils and service organisations. The money we receive enables us to purchase new student and tutor resources, update our computer technology, and defray the cost of renting premises.

On Wed 19 August, Anne Moorcroft and Robyn Smith were privileged to attend a Community welcome function at the Dee Why RSL along with 120 other groups who had received cheques. It was good to hear the mayor of Warringah and other leaders praising the role and efforts of a large band of volunteers.
On 17 August  Pittwater RSL officially handed over annual grants for local community service organisations. The Literacy Network was awarded $500.
In July, Warringah Council gave the Literacy Network an annual grant of $5000 towards our yearly operating costs.