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.
Over the years our membership has included people from many different backgrounds and nationalities. In May 2018 we have students who speak English, Persian/Farsi, Tibetan, Turkish/Kurd, Nepalese, Arabic, Iranian, Vietnamese, Chinese, Croatian and Portuguese.
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.
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
THIS year marks the 30th anniversary of the Literacy Network Manly Warringah.
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.
Happy to New Year to all our members. Hope 2016 has started well for you. The committee has met and is planning events for the year.
1.Literacy Network get-together
Date: Sat 13 Feb 2016
Time: 10am -12 noon
Venue: Level 1, 14 William St, Brookvale
Come and share morning tea and discuss your experiences with other tutors.
We will hear about some of the English classes our students attend at TAFE and in community centres.
Please RSVP by Thurs 11 February.
0405 313 986
2. Tutor training
Tuesdays 5th April to 24th May for 8 weeks
10 – 12.30pm
Level 1/ 14 William St Brookvale
If you know people who might be interested, please refer them.
3 Office roster
The office is open on Mon and Thurs mornings for about two hours.
We are looking for more volunteers.
Please email us, or phone Robyn 0421 339 187, or Amanda 0418 498 551 if you are willing to be on the roster.
We look forward to seeing you on Saturday 13 February at 10am.