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Lifting literacy rates for children including those with learning diversities, neurological differences

We invite leaders, teachers, teacher aides, caregivers, parents and whānau to join us to learn how we can support struggling readers


We will discuss how we can support and teach children with learning disabilities/diversities by using explicit, systematic, and sequential teaching of literacy at multiple levels. Facilitated by Mabel Wharekawa-Burt with guest speakers Dr Olwyn Johnston and Natalie Muller we aim to discover how we can best help schools, children and whānau to lift the literacy rates for struggling students. It is crucial that all children are educated in a way that; (a) best suits their learning needs; and; (b) will positively impact their educational journey. You will learn about the past, present and help plan the future for struggling readers who have the potential to be GREAT readers with the correct intervention.

There are children in primary, intermediate and high school who cannot access the curriculum efficiently because they cannot yet read. For 10-15% of the population, the underlying causes of reading difficulties can often be as a result of the neurological differences. Join us to discuss how we can make the best investment for successful literacy outcomes for our children. Full project brief our work

RSVP October 7, 2022 limited seats available - morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea provided

We are grateful to Trust Waikato for their support

Supporting the well-being of children since 2003 we fund projects that significantly improve educational, environmental, social and cultural development outcomes for children.

Registered Charity CC10123 Aotearoa/New Zealand


Tui Trust projects help vulnerable tamariki ensuring they have access to quality education. We have several options of sponsorship levels or choose your own. Apart from 'Give-a-little' who take a small fee for their services,100% of your donation will help a child's education.

Our Work

We fund initiatives that significantly improve educational outcomes for vulnerable tamariki in at-risk communities in Hamilton and North Waikato including Huntly and Ngāruawāhia. From 2022 we will focus on lifting literacy rates for children with learning disabilities / neurological differences that affects their ability to learn.

Our Team

We are Governed by the Tui Trust Board of Trustees and Board Associates. We have financial and cultural advisors we can call on for advice and volunteers when needed. Tui Trust has a Board Executive who manages day-to-day operations and project management.

Thank you to our sponsors for your support

We are grateful to our sponsors, partners, organisations and individuals that make donations to us. We are committed to ensure all whānau and tamariki in the communities we serve have the support they need.

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Full list of sponsors 2020-2021 here
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