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This year, Rockingham Montessori School celebrated International Literacy Day on 8 September.

The 8 of September was proclaimed International Literacy Day by UNESCO in 1966 to remind the international community of the importance of literacy for individuals, communities and societies, and the need for intensified efforts towards more literate societies. The issue of literacy is a key component of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

The UN’s Sustainable Development Agenda, adopted by world leaders in September 2015, promotes universal access to quality education and learning opportunities throughout people’s lives. Sustainable Development Goal 4 has as one of its targets ensuring all young people achieve literacy and numeracy, and that adults who lack these skills are given the opportunity to acquire them.

To celebrate, children were invited to read and share their favourite books. Children from Children’s House, Lower Primary and Upper Primary dressed up as a character from their favourite book then came to school on Tuesday 8 September, 2020, with their book and their costume to show to their class. Families were also invited to support our wonderful new library as part of a Community Spirit project. Thanks to everyone who gave money and/or donated books.

Jodi Kerslake – Primary Program Coordinator