It’s back!! Gawura morning reading is starting on Thursday 22 April. The students can’t wait to have everyone back in the classrooms.

Please sign up here to indicate the day you would like to read.

Gawura reading sign up

There are a few conditions, so we ask you to please ensure the following is ok:
• We ask that you try to come on the same day every week for this term
• Gawura is undergoing NSW Education Department registration in April so every volunteer must have filled out the necessary paperwork and have a current, valid working with children check. You can check that your WWCC is still valid here
Check your Working with Children number here

Gawura Application for Volunteering

As you know the bus gets in around 8am each day and of course there may be a few teething problems as we get back into the routine with reading so please be patient with us.

We can’t wait to welcome back old friends and meet new people.

Please get in touch if you have any questions.

Sandra duToit Email Sandra here looks after the paperwork and WWCC enquiries, and Catherine Gunning Email Catherine here can help you with any other questions. Catherine is around through the school holidays. Ph: 9009 5465

Thank you and we can’t wait to welcome you.

Tips for reading volunteers
Please sign in at the SACS Reception. Write your name in the special Gawura reading book, and get a Visitors badge. Take the lift up to level 7 and if you’re struggling to get into a lift please let the staff member on duty know you are there to volunteer.

Grab your name tag and tick your name off on the volunteer roster.
Volunteers will be assigned a child or two from the Gawura teachers and they’ll direct to a good place to sit, or let the kids decide.

When reading we ask you to please do the following:
• Pause
• Prompt
• Praise

If the child doesn’t know the word – let them try to work it out, then give them a hint by breaking it down and then praise a job well done.

You can ask them question about what they’ve read or just read them read their books.

We thank you for your support and help. We are so grateful.