House debates

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Statements by Members

Literacy and Numeracy

1:45 pm

Photo of Tony PasinTony Pasin (Barker, Liberal Party) Share this | Hansard source

This week is National Literacy and Numeracy Week. National Literacy and Numeracy Week aims to celebrate learning and raise awareness of the importance of reading, writing and maths skills. The government has also announced the recipients of the Australian Student Prize, acknowledging the country's top 500 senior secondary students for their outstanding work during the 2013 school year. The prize is awarded in recognition of academic excellence and achievement and has been awarded annually since 1991.

I am very proud to acknowledge that two of the 500 students recognised in the awards were constituents of my electorate: Sophie Munn of Naracoorte, attending Wilderness School—the very school of which my wife was school captain in 1994. Sophie hails from Naracoorte in my electorate. The other student was Ethan Moore of Tanunda, attending Faith Lutheran College.

I encourage all schools in our community to get involved in National Literacy and Numeracy Week. The government understands the important influence parents have on their children's education, and so I congratulate Sophie's and Ethan's parents. I also invite all parents in Barker to get involved and celebrate literacy and numeracy this week.


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