The Independent Education Union is encouraging all schools to get registered and start preparing for the 2011 National Literacy and Numeracy Week (NLNW), which starts on Monday 29 August.
Federal Secretary of the IEU, Chris Watt said NLNW is a great initiative which is a fun and interactive way for students and teachers to learn and think about reading, writing and numbers.
"The 2011 theme of 'The Fundamentals are Fun!' will help to impart the message to students that not only are reading, writing and numbers important, but they can be exciting.
"We also welcome the announcement of Jackie French the new Literacy Ambassador, and comedian Simon Pampena, ‘The Maths Man,’ is the Numeracy Ambassador, and encourage them to get involved with all schools across Australia.
"I know our teachers find NLNW a great way to get our kids thinking in new and innovative ways about the fundamentals, which are key to good education.
"A number of schools have already registered, but I would urge all schools to register and start building excitement and anticipation across the school and the local community," Mr Watt said.
Visit the NLNW website has a number of useful resources for teachers at www.literacyandnumeracy.gov.au.